If you aren’t a fan of horror, you may be thinking that you can just skip TCM this month and the horror fest. Well, if you do you are going to miss a lot of great programming. In addition to all the horror festivities, Rita Hayworth is Star of the Month, Illeana Douglas and comedy legend Carol Burnett celebrating some truly funny women, Robert Redford as Guest Programmer, and Treasures from the Disney Vault.
TCM has done an excellent job in October of balancing the funny and the macabre.
Monster of the Month: The Mummy – Sundays
Star of the Month: Rita Hayworth – Tuesdays
Horror Stars – Wednesdays
TCM Spotlight:Funny Ladies – Thursdays
Don’t miss the Bette Davis horror triple feature on the 29th – Daytime
TCM Memorial Tribute: Anne V. Coates – 10/1
Guest Programmer Robert Redford – 10/12
Backlot Fan Programmers – 10/14
Treasures from the Disney Vault – 10/15
200 years of Frankenstein – 10/22 and 10/29
“The Essential” is on hiatus (permanently?)
TCM Underground is on Friday nights
Noir Alley now has two showings. The 1st showing is on Saturday nights at midnight ET and the 2nd at its normal time on Sunday mornings at 10 AM.
All times Eastern
** denotes our must-see picks
To see a preview of a movie, click/tap the hyperlinked title (If applicable).
Little Minister, The (1934)
A young miss masquerades as a gypsy to win a minister’s love.
Dir: Richard Wallace Cast: Katharine Hepburn , John Beal , Alan Hale .
BW- 110 mins, CC,
Day at the Races, A (1937)**
A group of zanies tries to save a pretty girl’s sanitarium.
Dir: Sam Wood Cast: Groucho [Marx] , Chico [Marx] , Harpo [Marx] .
BW- 109 mins, CC,
Hunted, The (1948)
Dir: Jack Bernhard Cast: Preston Foster , Belita , Pierre Watkin .
BW- 88 mins,
Alice Adams (1935)**
A small-town girl with social ambitions falls in love with a local playboy.
BW- 99 mins, CC,
So Big (1953)
A schoolteacher-turned-farmer fights to save the land and her son.
Dir: Robert Wise Cast: Jane Wyman , Sterling Hayden , Nancy Olson .
BW- 102 mins, CC,
A domineering mother pushes her two daughters to burlesque stardom.
Dir: Mervyn LeRoy Cast: Rosalind Russell , Natalie Wood , Karl Malden .
C- 143 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
One on One (1977)
A talented basketball player has difficulties adjusting to college life.
Dir: Lamont Johnson Cast: Robby Benson , Annette O’Toole , Gail Strickland .
C- 98 mins, CC,
Primetime Theme: MONSTER OF THE MONTH: THE MUMMY
Mummy, The (1959)
A resurrected mummy stalks the archaeologists who defiled his tomb.
Dir: Terence Fisher Cast: Peter Cushing , Christopher Lee , Yvonne Furneaux .
C- 88 mins, CC,
Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, The (1964)
An unearthed mummy returns to life to claim the reincarnation of his lost love.
Dir: Michael Carreras Cast: Ronald Howard , Terence Morgan , Fred Clark .
C- 80 mins, CC, Letterbox Format
Pharaoh’s Curse (1957)
A reincarnated vampire and his sister menace an Egyptian expedition.
Dir: Lee Sholem Cast: Mark Dana , Ziva Shapir , Diane Brewster .
BW- 66 mins,
Phantom Carriage, The (1921)
In this silent film, fear of a terrible curse prompts a dying man to try atoning for his sins.
Dir: Victor Seastrom Cast: Victor Seastrom , Hilda Borgstrom , Tore Svennberg .
BW- 107 mins,
Eyes Without a Face (1959)
A surgeon steals young women’s faces hoping to heal his daughter’s scars.
Dir: Georges Franju Cast: Pierre Brasseur , Alida Valli , Edith Scob .
BW- 90 mins,
Woman’s Face, A (1941)**
Plastic surgery gives a scarred female criminal a new outlook on life.
BW- 106 mins, CC,
Daytime Theme: TCM BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE: JOAN FONTAINE
Maid’s Night Out (1938)
A wealthy boy masquerading as a milkman falls for an heiress he thinks is a maid.
Dir: Ben Holmes Cast: Joan Fontaine , Allan Lane , Billy Gilbert .
BW- 64 mins,
You Can’t Beat Love (1937)
An eccentric playboy tries politics only to get mixed up with the mayor’s daughter.
Dir: Christy Cabanne Cast: Preston Foster , Joan Fontaine , Herbert Mundin .
BW- 62 mins,
A rising opera star is torn between his wealthy benefactor and a poor innocent.
Dir: Anthony Mann Cast: Mario Lanza , Joan Fontaine , Sarita Montiel .
C- 121 mins, CC,