Monday, July 27, 2020

Quick Preview of TCM in October

Turner Classic Movies recently released a preview of the October schedule.

The October Star of the Month is Peter Cushing. Over 20 of Cushing's films will be shown on Monday evenings in October.

The TCM Spotlight will focus on "30 Years of the Film Foundation."

Continuing in September will be the "Women Make Film" series, which will begin in September and run through early December.

Noir Alley films in October are WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS (1950), THE RACKET (1951), DESTINATION MURDER (1950), MACAO (1952), and THE SEVENTH VICTIM (1943).

Filmmakers receiving multifilm tributes in October include David Janssen, Buster Keaton, Andy Griffith, Carole Lombard, Jan Sterling, Van Heflin, Jean Harlow, Lon Chaney, Constance Bennett, the Marx Brothers, and the teaming of Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon.

October themes include U.S. Presidents, elections, London, Paris, Hungary, Dr. Kildare, and "nuclear nightmares." And of course, this being October there are plenty of spooky films on the schedule; TCM is showing several evenings of "Fright Favorites."

There are still a number of blank spots on the schedule, so it will be interesting to see what else may turn up in the future. I'll have a closer look at the October schedule posted here at the end of September.

In the meantime, the final night honoring Tony Curtis as the July Star of the Month is this evening. Summer Under the Stars is coming in August, with Dorothy Dandridge scheduled as the September Star of the Month.

Update: For more information on the TCM schedule for October 2020, please check out TCM in October: Highlights.


Blogger Unknown said...

Excited to see more Peter Cushing. I'm embarrassed to say that I only really know him from Star Wars.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

I've not seen most of his films only because he made so many horror movies! But there are a few non-horror films of interest on TCM in October.

Best wishes,

9:43 PM  

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