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OCTOBER 2012 SCHEDULE


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One of the few good movies of 1972. Airs Tuesday night, Oct. 2:

 

Butterflies Are Free (1972)

 

A blind man trying to escape his protective mother falls for an aspiring actress.

 

Dir: Milton Katselas Cast: Goldie Hawn , Edward Albert , Eileen Heckart .

 

C-109 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

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WOW!

 

Wed. Oct. 24, early in the morning:

 

*The Letter (1929)*

 

A planter's wife shoots a neighbor, but tells conflicting stories of what happened.

 

Dir: Jean De Limur Cast: *Jeanne Eagels* , O. P. Heggie , Reginald Owen .

 

BW-65 mins, TV-PG,

 

 

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Wed. Night Oct. 3:

 

*House of Dracula (1945)*

 

A mad scientist's experiments attract Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein monster.

 

Dir: Erle C. Kenton Cast: Lon Chaney [Jr.] , John Carradine , Martha O'Driscoll .

 

BW-67 mins, TV-PG, CC,

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Sunday Oct. 7th Very late.

 

Everybody should see this one at least once. It's a British film, shot in London, using British actors playing American gangsters in New York, while using fake American gangster accents. It's a hoot, and a good noir too. :)

 

*No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948)*

 

A kidnapped heiress falls in love with one of her captors.

 

Dir: St. John Legh Clowes

 

BW-103 mins, TV-PG,

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>Sunday Oct. 7th Very late. No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948)

 

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Original source was a 1939 novel of the same name by James Hadley Chase, who was influenced by American crime writer James Cain. Turned into a London stage play in the early 1940s, then filmed in '48. Remade in the U.S. by Robert Aldrich in 1971 as THE GRISSOM GANG.

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Thanks for the photos and extra info. :)

 

Late at night, Wed Oct. 10th:

 

*Dead of Night (1945)*

 

Guests at a country estate share stories of the supernatural.

 

Dir: [Alberto] Cavalcanti Cast: Mervyn Johns , Hartley Power , Roland Culver .

 

BW-103 mins, TV-14, CC,

 

A spooky British film containing several short stories. Looks like an early Twilight Zone group of stories.

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>Late at night, Wed Oct. 10th: Dead of Night (1945)

 

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Per wiki:

 

A British anthology horror film made by Ealing Studios, its various episodes directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer. The film stars Mervyn Johns, Googie Withers and Michael Redgrave. The film is probably best-remembered for the ventriloquist's dummy episode starring Redgrave.

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Sun. Oct 14, late at night.

 

*Legong (Dance of the Virgins) (1935)*

 

A Balinese beauty's sister plots to keep her from finding love.

 

Dir: Henri de la Falaise Cast: Goesti Poetoe Aloes , Goesti Bagus Mara , Njoman Saplak .

 

C-56 mins, TV-14,

 

The only all-topless-all-the-time film you'll ever see on TCM. Filmed among the topless girls of Bali in 1935, before missionaries brought bras to the island.

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Sunday LATE at night, Oct 28:

 

One of the most influential early German "noir" type crime films that would later influence many American noir movies of the 1940s:

 

*M (1931)*

 

The mob sets out to catch a child killer whose crimes are attracting too much police attention.

 

Dir: *Fritz Lang Cast: Peter Lorre* , Otto Wernicke , Gustaf Grundgens .

 

BW-111 mins, TV-14,

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I believe October is a great month!

 

*Not Against the Flesh* (1932) is also known as *Vampyr* and it is atmospheric horror at its finest.

 

I remember *Mummy's Boys* (1936) as being a riot!

 

I am anticipating *The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake* (1959).

 

*Gulliver's Travels* (1939) begins a night of wonderful animation. I have not seen *The Adventures of Prince Achmed* (1927) in many years and I am joyful it is airing!

 

*The Fall of the House of Usher* (1949) is a must-see for all who love horror.

 

The entire month is a melange of horror and comedy and comedy horrors. There are many great premieres. I believe this month has something for lovers of all genres and eras.

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> {quote:title=TopBilled wrote:}{quote}

> > Late at night, Wed Oct. 10th: Dead of Night (1945)

> ... The film is probably best-remembered for the ventriloquist's dummy episode starring Redgrave.

 

I don't doubt that, but my favorite segment is the Christmas Party, with Sally Anne Howe. It's surreal, psychotic, and spooky! *Dead of Night* is one of my favorites.

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> {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}

> Late at night, Wed Oct. 10th:

> *Dead of Night (1945)*

> Guests at a country estate share stories of the supernatural.

> Dir: [Alberto|http://forums.tcm.com/] Cavalcanti. Cast: Mervyn Johns, Hartley Power, Roland Culver.

> BW-103 mins.

> A spooky British film containing several short stories. Looks like an early Twilight Zone group of stories.

That's a favorie of mine, too. Highly recommended! Love the ending...or is it the beginning?

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> {quote:title=SansFin wrote:

> }{quote}I believe October is a great month!

>

> I remember *Mummy's Boys* (1936) as being a riot!

 

I'm glad you liked that one. I LOVE Wheeler & Woolsey but don't know many of their fans who regard that one as among their best.

Anyone who watches MUMMY'S BOYS and doesn't get the appeal of Bert & Bob, please check out some of their other movies. They have done much better.

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12:30 late late *Monday night, Oct 1-2*

 

*Dante's Inferno (1935)*

 

A carny builds a gambling empire at the expense of his family's wellbeing.

 

Dir: Harry Lachman Cast: Spencer Tracy , Claire Trevor , Henry B. Walthall .

 

*And a very young 17 year old Rita Cansino as a Spanish dancer.*

 

BW-89 mins, TV-PG,

 

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