What’s Streaming in Oct on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever? A Farewell to Arms, Father’s Little Dividend and More!

Our Oct Picks on the Classic Movie Hub Channel
Over 40 Titles Streaming Free All, Every Month

It’s that time again… We have our monthly free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) – the mega streaming channel for classic movies and TV shows! This is all part of our partnership with Best Classics Ever (BCE), in which we’ll be curating monthly picks on our CMH Channel – plus giving away lots of annual streaming subscriptions as well!

That said, here are just some of our October picks (over 40 titles in all) available for free streaming on the CMH Channel. All you need to do is click on the movie/show of your choice, then click ‘play’ — you do not have to opt for a 7-day trial.

In celebration of October Birthdays, we’re featuring Dale Evans (San Fernando Valley), Rita Hayworth (Louisiana Gal), Angela Lansbury (Please Murder Me), Helen Hayes (A Farewell to Arms) and more.

please murder me angela lansbury
“My husband doesn’t like me to drink during the day. He thinks it’s a bad habit to get into; alcohol I mean.”
Film Noir, Please Murder Me (1966), stars Angela Lansbury and Raymond Burr.
a farewell to arms helen hayes gary cooper
“You’re the loveliest thing I ever saw.”
Pre-code classic, A Farewell to Arms (1932) stars Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper, and Adolphe Menjou

Our Fan Favorites this month include Santa Fe Trail, And Then There Were None, Father’s Little Dividend, My Man Godfrey and more.

father's little dividend spencer tracy joan bennett elizabeth taylor
Father of the Bride sequel, Father’s Little Dividend (1951), was directed by Vincente Minnelli and stars Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, and Elizabeth Taylor.
santa fe trail
“I have given you fair warning. You can keep your heads or lose ’em as you wish.”
Michael Curtiz’ western, Santa Fe Trail (1950), stars Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland and Raymond Massey

This month’s dramas include Of Human Bondage, Meet John Doe, The Kid, The Hitch-Hiker and more.

of human bondage bette davis leslie howard
Based on the 1915 novel of the same name, pre-code film, Of Human Bondage (1934), is widely recognized as the film that made Bette Davis a star.
meet john doe gary cooper barbara stanwyck 2
“Oh, John, if it’s worth dying for, it’s worth living for.”
Frank Capra’s Meet John Doe (1941) is considered by many to be an essential classic, starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.

And don’t forget to check out some of our ‘All in Good Fun’ titles including Road to Bali, Ghosts on the Loose, The General and more.

road to bali
The sixth of seven ‘road movies’, Road to Bali (1952), stars (of course) Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour.
the general buster keaton
Silent classic, The General (1926), stars Buster Keaton, who co-directed with Clyde Bruckman. It was inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, a true story from the Civil War.

And if you’re read for some Halloween Friday Fright Night,we’re featuring horror classics including The Ape, Night of the Living Dead, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu, House on Haunted Hill and more!

One of my favorite horror films 🙂
Silent classic, Nosferatu (1922) was directed by F. W. Murnau and stars Max Schreck as Count Orlok, It is an unauthorized and unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula. 
house on haunted hill
Campy horror flick, House on Haunted Hill (1959), was directed by William Castle, and stars Vincent Price as an eccentric millionaire who invites guests to this house for a “haunted house” party.

And more !


For those of you who aren’t familiar with the service, Best Classics Ever is a new mega streaming channel built especially for classic movie and TV lovers. The idea of the channel was to make lots of classic titles accessible and affordable for all. That said, there are hundreds of titles available for free streaming on the BCE homepage and the Classic Movie Hub Channel — plus, thousands of titles on the individual channels (Best Stars Ever, Best Westerns Ever, Best Mysteries Ever, Best TV Ever) via subscription ($1.99/mo. per channel or $4.99/mo. for everything).

You can read more about Best Classics Ever and our partnership here.

Hope you enjoy!


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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