Because I do this for myself already anyway: below is a list of the rare-ish musicals playing on TCM in June. My definition of rare is “Not available from Netflix,” though you may be able to find some of them in your local video store, if you’re lucky and it still exists. Most of these are available for purchase on DVD elsewhere (largely on Warner Archive of course), but if you haven’t seen and want to before buying… well, this is your big shot. Films not available on DVD are indicated with an asterisk.
After a pretty light month in May, TCM roars back with a great musical marathon on June 18, the majority of which aren’t available on Netflix. All times are in EST, and follow TCM’s wacky date guidelines. Links go to TCM’s information page about each movie.
- second chorus (1940) – june 3, 1:30pm
- i married an angel (1942) – june 7, 3:30pm
- broadway serenade (1939) – june 18, 1:30pm
- bitter sweet (1940) – june 18, 3:30pm
- maytime (1937) – june 18, 5:45pm
- tonight and every night (1945) – june 18, 10pm
- robin and the 7 hoods (1964) – june 18, 2:15am
- sunny (1930) – june 20, 6am
- french line (1954) – june 20, 4pm *NOT ON DVD*
- my gal sal (1942) – june 23, 10am
- broadway melody of 1936 (1935) – june 30, 6am
- the reluctant debutante (1958) – june 30, 7:45am
- give a girl a break (1954) – june 30, 9:30am
The week of June 18 – 23 is a total DVR-buster, but I’m planning on watching all/as many as I can. Officially Broadway Melody of 1936 is the only entry from my That’s Entertainment assignment list, though. I’m especially excited for Robin and the 7 Hoods, a retelling of Robin Hood in prohibition-era Chicago, featuring the Rat Pack.