Thursday, October 3, 2013

Star of the Month October 2013: Vincent Price

Now that we're into a new month, we get a new Star of the Month on TCM. Price is an excellent choice for October, since he became well known for all those B-level horror films he made in the second half of his career. And I presume part of the reason Price's films are going ot be on TCM every Thursday this month is because Halloween is falling on a Thursday. However, Price had a long career outside of making horror movies, and it's fitting that the month starts off with some of Price's excellent non-horror movies. (Actually, the salute unofficially kicks off before prime time with an airing of While the City Sleeps at 6:00 PM, but that's coming up in prime time on October 17 so I'm intending to do a full-length blog post about it then.) I notice that I've already blogged about most of tonight's prime-time lineup:

First, at 8:00 PM, is Price in a smallish role as Sir Walter Raleigh (pictured above) in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex.
Then, at 10:00 PM, prosecuting attorney Price baders Cornel Wilde and Jeanne Crain in Leave Her to Heaven.
Price plays a priest who sends novice priest Gregory Peck to China in The Keys of the Kingdom, which comes on at midnight.
Price gets to play another priest, Cardinal Richelieu, in the 1948 version of The Three Musketeers, at 2:30 PM.
Finally, Price may or may not be involved in some nefarious going on in The Bribe, at 4:30 AM.

All of the movies in tonight's prime time lineup are available on DVD.

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