Set your DVRs and request your reminders… here are the rare, Not-On-Netflix classic musicals airing for the remainder of August on TCM:
- Stingaree (1934) – August 4, 6:00am
- New Moon (1940) – August 4, 1:00pm
- Music for Madame (1937) – August 6, 6:00am
- A Damsel in Distress (1937) – August 6, 7:30am
- Screen Director’s Playhouse: It’s a Most Unusual Day (1956) – August 7, 5:30am
- The Cat and the Fiddle (1934) – August 8, 6:15pm
- The Night is Young (1935) – August 8, 2:15am
- The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) – August 12, 8:00pm
- The Great Caruso (1951) – August 16, 1:00pm
- Kismet (1955) – August 16, 10:00pm
- The Student Prince (1954) – August 16, 12:00am
- You Were Meant for Me (1948) – August 26, 1:00pm
Times listed are as they appear on TCM, so Eastern time with each date lasting from 6am to 6am, as always.
It’s an interesting, top-loaded month with a lot of fun stuff in the early half. There’s yet another MacDonald/Eddy production–I think someone at TCM must be getting over a heck of a MacDonald crush, as last month was also packed with their flicks, along with a few of her solo works.
I’m particularly excited for Kismet, the Vincente Minnelli musical that’s typically only available via purchase on Warner Archive. I’ve heard mixed things, but Minnelli is one of those directors that I feel contains lessons on filmmaking, even in a potential misstep.