WriterMelvin Frank, Norman Panama Release dateOctober 26, 1948 (1948-10-26) (United States) CastGlenn Ford (Prof. Bentley 'Bass' Bassett Jr.), Terry Moore (Terry Ramsey), Albert Sharpe (Vince the Tout), James Gleason (Uncle Willie Ramsey), Dame May Whitty (Aunt Martha Grant), Henry O'Neill (President Hotchkiss) Similar moviesThe Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968)
The Return of October is a 1948 American comedy film directed by Joseph H. Lewis and starring Glenn Ford and Terry Moore.
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.