October schedule online!
A terrific lineup is ahead this fall, starting with Janet Leigh as Star of the Month. Well over two dozen Leigh films will be screened in October. It's a much-deserved tribute to a wonderful actress who was in a great many entertaining films.
As is usually the case on TCM in October, there are plenty of scary movies and suspense films in the lineup. Thursday evenings, in fact, will be devoted to ghost stories, featuring films such as THE CANTERVILLE GHOST (1944), BEYOND TOMORROW (1940), PORTRAIT OF JENNIE (1948), THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR (1947), THE GHOST BREAKERS (1940), and THE UNINVITED (1944).
HER SISTER'S SECRET (1946), a very good film which was screened this year at the TCM Classic Film Festival. There are more details about the Ulmer tribute at the link to my review of HER SISTER'S SECRET.
Oscar-nominated actor Franchot Tone will also receive a prime time tribute.
And only on TCM could one find day-long tributes to Tom Keene, Sally Blane, and Steffi Duna!
Relatively obscure titles I'm especially looking forward to checking out are A NIGHT OF ADVENTURE (1944) starring Tom Conway and Audrey Long, ONE NIGHT AT SUSIE'S (1930) with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Billie Dove, SILVER SKATES (1943) with Patricia Morison and Belita, FRAMED (1930) with Regis Toomey and Evelyn Brent, THEY MADE HER A SPY (1939) with Sally Eilers and Allan "Rocky" Lane, and THE LAST TIME I SAW ARCHIE (1961), written by William Bowers and directed by Jack Webb, starring Robert Mitchum, Martha Hyer, and France Nuyen, along with Webb.
I'll be sharing much more detail about the October schedule sometime around October 1st.
In the meantime, we can look forward to the annual Summer Under the Stars festival in August followed by Melvyn Douglas as the September Star of the Month. September will also feature a 'round the clock pre-Code festival every Friday!