I just finally got around to looking at the October Schedule!
SOTM Anthony Perkins is an interesting choice. I think I've only ever seen him in three films: Psycho, Green Mansions and On the Beach. I thought he was really good in Psycho and On the Beach. Green Mansions was a weird movie, so I can't really remember much about Perkins to make an assessment.
Blossoms in the Dust. I've been finding myself thinking that Greer Garson is interesting. She's got a gorgeous face. Though I think that Garson is SUTS this month and it appears that this film is airing this month. Who knows though? By the time Oct 1 rolls around, I probably will still not have seen this film.
Age of Innocence (1934) & (1993) I will presume that these two films are based on the same Edith Wharton novel. I am interested in watching the "new" one first, then the 1934 one and if the story is interesting, perhaps the novel to see how the two variations differ from the source material.
The Unsuspected. This is a Claude Rains film that I've never heard of. The synopsis sounds interesting. Aside from Rains, this film also features Audrey Totter and is directed by Michael Curtiz.
Buster Keaton marathon. I've only ever seen the last half of Steamboat Bill Jr. I'd like to see The Cameraman, the beginning of Steamboat Bill Jr and The General.
The Secret Heart. A Claudette Colbert movie I haven't seen.
Battle Circus. A Bogart movie I have never seen before.
They Won't Believe Me. A feature from "Noir Alley" with Susan Hayward, Robert Young and Jane Greer.
Martin Scorsese Presents, Val Lewton: The Man and the Shadows. I don't know much about Lewton but I really liked The Cat People. Plus, I like documentaries.
The Seventh Victim and Bedlam. Two Lewton films that I haven't seen and aren't on the 4-movie Lewton collection that I own.
Weekend at the Waldorf. A Ginger Rogers film I haven't seen.
7 Faces of Dr. Lao. I had this film recommended to me by my friends here at the board. Plus, it has Tony "Felix Unger" Randall and Barbara "Jeannie" Eden! What more could I want in a film?
Five Miles From Midnight. This Sophia Loren/Anthony Perkins film sounds interesting.
The China Syndrome. I recorded this movie awhile back and starting watching it, only to discover that my satellite had gone out in the middle of it--I think there was a bad storm when it was on last time. I'll try again.
Blood and Sand. A Rita Hayworth film I haven't seen yet.
A Lion is in the Streets. A Cagney film I've never heard of.
Diabolique. I always see this film in the Criterion section and I've never seen it. I like the synopsis. It sounds very Double Indemnity-esque.
The Beginning or the End. This film featuring Tom Drake and Robert Walker sounds interesting.
Mahogany. This film has Diana Ross, Lando Calrissian and Anthony Perkins. While Diana Ross doesn't strike me as a supermodel (she's too short for one), this film sounds like it'll be entertaining.
Listen Darling. I've never heard of this Judy Garland movie!
Give a Girl a Break. I think I've seen part of this movie. I'd like to see the whole thing.
A Joan Fontaine birthday salute (perhaps?) even though her birthday is on 10/22.
The Constant Nymph. I think I had this recorded at one point, then I started over with my DVR and who knows maybe I recorded it again, but I don't think I have. I like Joan Fontaine and Alexis Smith and I've been wanting to see this film. Plus, there's Charles "LUCY, I LOVE YOU, RAWR!" Boyer* as well.
*The hilarious Charles Boyer impression that Boyer performs (as the fake "Maurice DuBois") in I Love Lucy Ep #146 after Lucy informs him that that's what Boyer sounds like.
Until They Sail. This cast of this film intrigues me: Fontaine, Jean Simmons, Paul Newman, Sandra Dee, and Piper Laurie. I also like films set in WWII.
Looks like a Jack Carson birthday tribute--yay! I like Carson.
The Hard Way. I've seen this film once and really liked it. I'd like to see it again.
April Showers. Sounds like a more serious Carson film. I think he does great in dramatic roles like The Hard Way and Mildred Pierce.
The Doughgirls. I like the whole cast: Carson, Ann Sheridan and Alexis Smith.
Pretty Poison. I've been wanting to see this film ever since Tuesday Weld was featured last year (?) and I believe people were lamenting that this film wasn't on the schedule.
The Woman on Pier 13. I just saw Laraine Day in The Locket last night and I really liked her. I'd like to see this film.
The Cat and the Canary. I really enjoyed this Bob Hope/Paulette Goddard film the last time I saw it and would like to see it again.
The Bat. I'm intrigued by the pairing of Vincent Price and Agnes Moorehead.
All in all, despite the seemingly large quantity of Mickey Rooney films, this looks like a decent month featuring a lot of different films that I've never seen before and haven't seen on recent schedules.