6.4/10
131
6 user 5 critic

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 »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Treasury Department agent Frank Warren takes on the case of a mob leader who has evaded paying taxes on his ill-gotten gains.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Glenn Ford, Nina Foch, James Whitmore
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

At the end of the Civil War, two friends return home to Colorado and one of them has changed and is violent and erratic.

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Glenn Ford, William Holden, Ellen Drew
Lust for Gold (1949)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Crime | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Fortune seeker Barry Storm stumbles onto some clues that may lead him to the fabulous Lost Dutchman Mine, but others have tried and been murdered.

Directors: S. Sylvan Simon, George Marshall
Stars: Ida Lupino, Glenn Ford, Gig Young
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

This historical drama is a biopic of the U.S. aviation pioneer John J. Montgomery who was the first American to fly a glider in 1883.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Glenn Ford, Janet Blair, Charles Ruggles
Framed (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mike Lambert, seeking a mining job, instead becomes the patsy for a femme-fatale's schemes.

Director: Richard Wallace
Stars: Glenn Ford, Janis Carter, Barry Sullivan
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When he learns that a gangster has taken over his nightclub and murdered his partner, returning WW2 hero Joe Miracle steals the money from the club's safe and hides in a settlement home, while the mob is on his tail.

Directors: Gordon Douglas, Henry Levin
Stars: Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes, John Ireland
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Falcon and his friend Goldie Locke check into what appears to be a silk-smuggling racket in San Francisco.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Tom Conway, Rita Corday, Edward Brophy
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Chinese girl risks her life on espionage mission against Japanese in World War 2.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Anna May Wong, Noel Madison, Leslie Denison
Minstrel Man (1944)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The story of a singer in a minstrel show, from his career highs to the tragedies in his personal life.

Directors: Joseph H. Lewis, Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Benny Fields, Gladys George, Alan Dinehart
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young lawyer, encounters problems while relocating his family.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Glenn Ford, Ruth Roman, Denise Darcel
The Swordsman (1948)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Young lovers brings two fighting clans together.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Larry Parks, Ellen Drew, George Macready
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Dr. Michael Corday, a recent graduate of the Harvard Medical School, is the son of Dr. John Corday, an eminent New York City surgeon who has a tendency to continue to direct the lives of ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Stars: Glenn Ford, Charles Coburn, Gloria DeHaven
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Date with Destiny See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

last film of May Whitty. See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed