TCM Feeling Musical

Turner Classic Movies will go the musical route Tuesdays and Wednesdays next month, showcasing 24 hours of the genre on those days, featuring films that debuted from the 1920s-1970s.

All told, the vintage movie service’s 93-film festival will cover the history of musicals, including the first sound film, The Jazz Singer (1927), Oct. 6 at 6 a.m.

The festival will present a number of films choreographed by Busby Berkeley and show Bing Crosby singing his classic, “White Christmas,” in 1942’s HolidayInn Oct. 12 at 10:15 p.m.

Other highlights include: the first musical pairing of Fred Astaire with Ginger Rogers, 1933’s Flying Down to Rio (Oct. 5 at 11:30 p.m.); 1964’s My Fair Lady (Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.); and 1944’s Meet Me in St. Louis (Oct. 13 at 8 p.m.).

TCM will also air Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954, Oct. 19, 8 p.m.) as part of the 50th anniversary of the film, which was nominated for four Academy Awards, including best picture, and which won for best scoring of a musical.