The Return of October

The Return of October is a 1948 American comedy film directed by Joseph H. Lewis and starring Glenn Ford and Terry Moore.

The Return of October
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Directed byJoseph H. Lewis
Screenplay byMelvin Frank
Norman Panama
Story byKaren DeWolf
Connie Lee
Produced byRudolph Maté
StarringGlenn Ford
Terry Moore
CinematographyWilliam Snyder
Edited byGene Havlick
Music byGeorge Duning
Columbia Pictures
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • October 26, 1948 (1948-10-26) (New York City)
  • December 21, 1948 (1948-12-21) (United States)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$1 million[1]


Terry is a teenage girl whose Uncle Willy, a horse trainer, dreams of winning the Derby. He bets everything on his horse Sunset, then collapses and dies after it loses.

Now living with wealthy Aunt Martha, the girl is convinced that Uncle Willy has been reincarnated as a horse named October. A psychology professor, Bentley Bassett, writes a book about Terry, which is used in a sanity hearing against her by crooked relatives who want dying Aunt Martha's money.

Bassett uses college funds to help Terry buy the horse. They enter October in the Derby, where other bettors join them in cheering "Uncle Willy" to victory.


Actor Role
Glenn Ford Prof. Bassett Jr.
Albert Sharpe Vince
Terry Moore Terry
James Gleason Uncle Willie
Dame May Whitty Martha
Samuel S. Hinds Judge
Lloyd Corrigan Mr.Dutton Attorney
Henry O'Neill Hotchkiss
Ray Walker Joe


  • Feature films, 1940-1949: A United States Filmography, by Alan G. Fetrow

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