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The Return of October (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 26 October 1948 (USA)
This is the warm-hearted story of a wholesome Terry Moore, whose late uncle Willie (James Gleason) is reincarnated as a thoroughbred horse. At least, as far as Ms. Moore is concerned, he is... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph H. Lewis

Writers:

Melvin Frank (screenplay), Norman Panama (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Glenn Ford ... Prof. Bentley 'Bass' Bassett Jr.
Terry Moore ... Terry Ramsey
Albert Sharpe Albert Sharpe ... Vince the Tout
James Gleason ... Uncle Willie Ramsey
May Whitty ... Aunt Martha Grant (as Dame May Whitty)
Henry O'Neill ... President Hotchkiss
Frederic Tozere Frederic Tozere ... Mitchell
Samuel S. Hinds ... Judge Northridge
Nana Bryant ... Cousin Therese
Lloyd Corrigan ... Attorney Dutton
Roland Winters ... Colonel Wood
Stephen Dunne ... Prof. Stewart
Highland Dale Highland Dale ... October
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This is the warm-hearted story of a wholesome Terry Moore, whose late uncle Willie (James Gleason) is reincarnated as a thoroughbred horse. At least, as far as Ms. Moore is concerned, he is. The horse's name is October. Moore is tried for insanity, then becomes the subject of a book by a top psychologist (Glenn Ford), who falls in love with his subject. Written by Anonymous/William Sutton

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Date with Destiny See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

last film of May Whitty. See more »

Goofs

Hal Mohr is a cinematographer, not track announcer. See more »

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Featured in The Twentieth Century: The Movies Learn to Talk (1959) See more »

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First movie using real jockeys
22 July 2012 | by bedlam6See all my reviews

I think it is interesting to know, and most people don't, but this was the first movie using real jockeys in the horse-racing scenes. My father was one of those jockeys, James Cassity. I have never seen this movie. If anyone knows how I can get a DVD of this I would greatly appreciate it. A lot of the horse-racing movies from this era were campy and by todays standards, the acting is probably quite lacking, especially because a lot of the information about the racetrack was not accurate; this is one of the reasons that I would love to be able to see this movie. Not only because my father was in it, but to see just how accurate they were in portraying the the racetrack portions of it.


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