Turner Classic Movies (TCM) announced today a new weekly series, Musical Matinee, hosted by TCM’s Dave Karger, celebrating the beloved musical genre every Saturday at 12:00pm ET. The series kicks off Nov. 5 with An American in Paris (1951).
“I have a song in my head from the moment I wake up until I go to bed at night,” said Dave Karger, TCM Host of Musical Matinee. “Movies and music are my two passions, and they have always been intertwined to me. If we can give everyone a dose of music to start off their weekend, that’s a good thing!”
The selections for Musical Matinees in November represent a range of films where music plays an important part in the storytelling:
- Nov. 5 – An American in Paris (1951): Ranked number 9 on AFI’s list of Greatest Movie Musicals, this film, inspired by a Gershwin composition, went on to inspire a Broadway musical. Read Mat Brewster’s review.
- Nov. 12 – 42nd Street (1933): The definitive backstage musical, this pre-code film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture at the 6th Academy Awards and was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry
- Nov. 19 – See You In My Dreams (1951): This musical is a biography of Great American Songbook lyricist Gus Kahn, starring Doris Day and Danny Thomas
- Nov. 26 – Annie (1982): Based on the 1977 Broadway musical of the same name, an orphan girl teaches a wealthy businessman how to love again
Karger began guest hosting on TCM in 2016 and was named an official host in 2018. Press kit and interviews available upon request.
For more information, please visit the TCM website.