Sunday, July 15, 2018

Quick Preview of TCM in October

A few days ago Turner Classic Movies released a preview of the October schedule!

This October TCM will be celebrating the centennial of the birth of Rita Hayworth, the channel's Star of the Month.

I'm really delighted by this news, especially as it means TCM will be showing personal favorites like YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER (1942) and TONIGHT AND EVERY NIGHT (1945) in prime time.

This October there's a strong emphasis on creeply-crawly films in honor of Halloween, with multifilm nights featuring names like Karloff, Lugosi, Lee, and famous creatures like the Mummy and Frankenstein.

Treasures From the Disney Vault returns on October 15th with BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS (1971), a fitting choice for to go with the many spooky films airing on TCM in October. Also in the Disney lineup are flight-oriented films such as FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR (1986) and THE LAST FLIGHT OF NOAH'S ARK (1980).

The October Noir Alley titles are ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW (1959), THE DAMNED DON'T CRY (1950), THE HUNTED (1948), and FOLLOW ME QUIETLY (1949). I'm especially excited about THE HUNTED, one of my all-time favorites.

Saturday morning programming will include Jimmy Wakely "B" Westerns, POPEYE cartoons, and the SAINT series with George Sanders.

Joan Fontaine will receive an eight-film tribute on October 22nd, the 101st anniversary of her birth. Also honored with multifilm tributes in October: Margaret Lockwood, Katharine Hepburn, Rouben Mamoulian, Jean Arthur, Alec Guinness, Ed Begley (Sr.), Baby Peggy Montgomery, and the late editor Anne V. Coats.

Check back here around the end of September for a more in-depth look at the October 2018 schedule. In the meantime, Steve McQueen continues as the July Star of the Month, with Summer Under the Stars coming in August and Dean Martin featured in September.

October 1st Update: For more on TCM in October 2018, please visit TCM in October: Highlights and TCM Star of the Month: Rita Hayworth.


Blogger Caftan Woman said...

Wow! Your review of The Hunted has me champing at the bit.

6:25 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Knowing how similar our tastes often are, I believe I can safely guarantee you will love it!!

Best wishes,

7:42 PM  
Blogger Lady American said...

Yippee!!!! Rita Hayworth gets SOTM—just as I would imagined!!!! So deserved!!! Looking forward to watching Gilda and Blood and Sand!!

12:11 PM  
Blogger Jerry Entract said...

Yes, "THE HUNTED" sounds terrific. A rare Allied Artists picture produced by Scott Dunlap, close friend and producer for Buck Jones, and with both Charles McGraw and Tristram Coffin in the cast - wonderful.

12:38 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I love Rita, too, LadyAmerican, glad she is being honored!

Jerry, I didn't know that about Dunlap and Jones, very interesting. THE HUNTED really grabbed me the first time I saw it and I've enjoyed it a couple more times since!

Best wishes,

3:49 PM  

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