June is busting out all over, and that means it’s time for the start of TCM and Ball State University’s free online course ‘Mad About Musicals’ (#TCMusicals)! The course officially opened June 3 (enrollment closes June 17) and will run through the entire month. To complement the course content on the history of the Hollywood musical, the TCM programming on Tuesdays and Thursdays will be all-day marathons of classic musicals.
Though the films on TCM aren’t mandatory viewing for the course, watching and engaging with them will enhance the course experience. If you’re like me and don’t have cable or DVR but still want to watch these musicals, FilmStruck has you covered. FilmStruck recently expanded its vast library even further to include Classic Hollywood movies, and that means there are plenty of musicals to choose from, many of which will be airing on TCM as part of the June spotlight.
If you’re a movie lover who doesn’t have FilmStruck yet, I highly recommend it. It has the widest selection of movies of any streaming service out there, from the beginning of cinema to today, and includes classic Hollywood, art house, and foreign films. Anyone can do a free trial for 14 days, and there’s even a subscription discount for students and educators.
Below is a list of the films on the TCM ‘Mad About Musicals’ June Spotlight schedule that are streaming on FilmStruck. You can find the complete TCM Musicals schedule HERE.
FilmStruck adds new films every week, so I will update this post as more musicals are added to the service. Films that expire in June are highlighted in red.
Tuesday, June 5
- Footlight Parade (1933)- Expires 10/27/18
- Dames (1934)- Exp. 10/27/18
- 42nd Street (1933)- Exp. 10/27/18
- Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)- Exp. 10/27/18
Thursday, June 7
All 10 Rogers and Astaire films are streaming on FilmStruck until 8/25/2018. TCM is airing five of them today.
- Follow the Fleet (1936)- Exp. 8/25/18
- The Gay Divorcee (1934)- Exp. 8/25/18
- Shall We Dance (1937)- Exp. 8/25/18
- Swing Time (1936)- Exp. 8/25/18
- Top Hat (1935)- Exp. 8/25/18
Tuesday, June 12
FilmStruck is now streaming a Gene Kelly collection containing 16 of his films. TCM will air ten of them for #TCMusicals spread out over three days: 6/12, 6/14, and 6/19.
- For Me and My Gal (1942)- Exp. 10/27/18
- The Pirate (1948)- Exp. 10/27/18
- Easter Parade (1948)- Exp. 9/8/18
- Take Me Out to the Ballgame (1949)- Exp. 10/27/18
- On the Town (1949)- Exp. 10/20/18
- Cabin in the Sky (1943)- Exp. 9/8/18
- Strike Up the Band (1940)- Exp. 10/27/18
- Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)- Exp. 9/8/18
Thursday, June 14
- Anchors Aweigh (1945)- Exp. 11/30/18
Tuesday, June 19
- Lili (1953)- Exp. 10/6/18
- The Band Wagon (1953)- Exp. 9/8/18
- It’s Always Fair Weather (1955)- Exp. 11/30/18
- Brigadoon (1954)- Exp. 9/8/18
- Singin’ in the Rain (1952)- Exp. 11/30/18
- An American in Paris (1951)-Exp. 6/23/18
- Gigi (1958)- Exp. 10/6/18
- Show Boat (1951)- Exp. 9/15/18
Thursday, June 21
- Small Town Girl (1953)- Exp. 10/27/18
- Guys and Dolls (1955)- Exp. 10/27/18
- Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)- Exp. 9/8/18
- Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)- Exp. 10/27/18
Tuesday, June 26
- Bells are Ringing (1960)- Exp. 9/8/18
- Gypsy (1962)- Exp. 9/29/18
- The Music Man (1962)-Exp. 6/30/18
- A Hard Day’s Night (1964)- The Criterion Channel
Thursday, June 28
None of the films airing today are on FilmStruck at the time this post was published.
Other Musicals on FilmStruck:
This list contains a mix of Hollywood and foreign musicals, and they won’t be airing on TCM during the June spotlight. (This list is according to FilmStruck’s categorization, not my own).
- A Mighty Wind (2003)- Exp. 6/9/18
- A Song is Born (1948)- Exp. 11/16/18
- Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962)- Exp. 10/27/18
- Black Orpheus (1959)- Exp. 8/11/18
- Carefree (1938)- Exp. 8/25/18
- Flying Down to Rio (1933)- Exp. 8/25/18
- French Cancan (1955)- Exp. 9/8/18
- Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)- Exp. 10/27/18
- Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)- Exp. 10/27/18
- Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)- Exp. 9/22/18
- Hans Christian Andersen (1952)- Exp. 11/16/18
- Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)- Exp. 9/1/18
- Invitation to the Dance (1956)- Exp. 11/30/18
- Irma La Douce (1963)- Exp. 10/27/18
- Les Girls (1957)- Exp. 11/30/18
- Merry Andrew (1958)- Exp. 11/16/18
- Pennies from Heaven (1981)- Exp. 9/22/18
- Princess Tam Tam (1935)- Exp. 7/7/18
- Reckless (1935)- Exp. 11/3/18
- Roberta (1935)- Exp. 8/25/18
- Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)- Exp. 9/1/18
- Stage Struck (1936)- Exp. 10/27/18
- Starstruck (1982)- Exp. 9/8/18
- Stockholm My Love (2016)- Exp. 8/4/18
- Summer Stock (1950)- Exp. 11/30/18
- The Barkley’s of Broadway (1949)- Exp. 8/25/18
- The Glass Slipper (1955)- Exp. 10/6/18
- The Inspector General (1949)- Exp. 11/16/18
- The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)- Exp. 11/16/18
- The Kid from Spain (1932)- Exp. 10/27/18
- The Red Shoes (1948)-Exp. 6/16/18 (Also on Criterion Channel)
- The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)- Exp. 8/25/18
- The Tales of Hoffman (1951)-Exp. 6/16/18
- The Threepenny Opera (1931)- Exp. 9/1/18 (Also on Criterion Channel)
- The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)- Exp. 8/11/18 (Also on Criterion Channel)
- The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)- Exp. 10/30/18 (Also on Criterion Channel)
- The Young Girls Turn 25 (1993)- Exp. 8/11/18
- Thousands Cheer (1943)- Exp. 11/30/18
- Une chambre en ville (1982)- Exp. 8/11/18 (Also on Criterion Channel)
- Up in Arms (1944)- Exp. 11/16/18
- Victor/Victoria (1982)- Exp. 9/1/18
- What Price Glory (1952)- Exp. 9/8/18
- Wonder Man (1945)- Exp. 11/16/18
- Young Man With a Horn (1950)- Exp. 11/9/18
- Zou Zou (1934)- Exp. 7/7/18
It’s not too late to register for Mad About Musicals! Click HERE to enroll before enrollment closes on June 17. Tune in to TCM every Tuesday and Thursday for TCM’s Spotlight on the Hollywood Musical and join the conversation on Twitter using #TCMusicals.
For more about TCM and Ball State University’s partnership for these online courses and what’s to come in #TCMusicals, check out my interview with BSU’s Dr. Richard Edwards.
What musicals are you looking forward to watching this month?
Julia is an alumna of Ball State University and a freelance researcher for FilmStruck, and is NOT being compensated for this post. She is a loyal FilmStruck subscriber/fan and is talking it up only because she loves the service and what it has to offer.