It only took over a decade, but I finally figured out you can jump ahead to the exact day on the TCM schedule page by changing the date on the URL at the top of the page. That usually works up to two months ahead of time.
Friday January 15:
(1930) - (D.W. Griffith's first sound film)
(Anthony Mann, 1948)
Sunday January 17-
The Blue Bird
(Maurice Tourneur, 1918)
You're a Big Boy Now
(Stuart Heisler, 1952) - DVD available, but I seriously doubt they've broadcast this one very often.
This Land Is Mine
(1943)- Renoir, of course
Friday, February 12-
(Robert Mulligan , 1978)- The reviews make this sound unpromising, but would you rather risk the DVD-R?
Monday February 22-
The Sin of Madelon Claudet
(1931)- DVD-R or TCM, take your pick
Thursday, March 3-
(1932)- On the TCM Forbidden Hollywood
set. Pre-code Harlow. Part of a series of films starring Harlow during daytime hours that day.
Saturday, March 5-
Ninety minutes of David Lynch shorts- The Amputee, Version 2
(1974), The Amputee, Version 1
(1974), The Grandmother
(1970), Premonition Following an Evil Deed
(1995), Six Men Getting Sick
(1966), The Alphabet
(1968), DumbLand: My Teeth Are Bleeding
(2002), DumbLand: Ants
(2002), DumbLand: The Doctor
(2002) , DumbLand: Get the Stick!
(2002), DumbLand: Uncle BOB
(2002), DumbLand: The Treadmill
(2002), DumbLand: The Neighbor
(2002), DumbLand: A Friend Visits
Sunday, March 6-
A Lesson In Love
(Bergman, 1954) - only available on Region 2 and Hulu at this time
Monday March 7:
The Picasso Summer
(Serge Bourguignon, 1969)- This looks like a miss but at least it has photography by Vilmos Zsigmond. Also on DVD-R
Tuesday March 8:
My Cousin Rachel
(Henry Koster, 1952) - so it comes down to Twilight Time, renting online, Region 2 or TCM, take your pick
Wednesday March 9:
Disney shorts- The Whalers
(David Hand, 1938) featuring Mickey and Donald and Sea Scouts
(Dick Lundy, 1939) featuring Donald and relatives
Thursday March 10:
( Joseph Losey, 1951)- apparently there's no decent DVD release of this one. Not to be missed.
Sunday March 13:
Laurel & Hardy shorts- Putting Pants on Phillip
(Clyde Bruckman, 1927), Thundering Fleas
(Robert F McGowan, 1926), Do Detectives Think?
(Fred Guiol, 1927)
The Devil's Eye
(Bergman, 1960)- only on Hulu or Region 2
Monday March 14:
(Luciano Salce, 1966)- Bosley Crowther didn't like it so that's promising but then again it's a biopic. Not on DVD anywhere it seems. Amazon only has lobby cards of this film
Sunday March 20
Fatty Arbuckle shorts - That Little Band of Gold
(1915), My Stars
(1926), Fool's Luck
(1925), The Movies
(1925), Back Stage
Monday March 21
A Quiet Place in the Country
(Elio Petri, 1969) - available on MGM DVD-R and Region 2 with subtitles
Friday March 25:
animation during the daytime-
(Akira Daikubara, 1959)
Twice Upon a Time
(John Korty and Charles Swenson, 1983)
(Henry Koster, 1954)- available on Twilight Time bluray and standard Region 2
Wednesday March 30
Dead of Night
(Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer, 1945) - Very much OOP over here. There was a Anchor Bay two-fer at one point; now it's only Region 2. It's Ealing, so of course don't miss it.
(Dmytryk, 1952)- This was available on the OOP Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics I
set. Not sure if it's still available on Region 2
Thurday March 31
(Roberto Rossellini, 1948) - Released as part of the BFI's Germany, Year Zero
set last year. The film stars Fellini and Magnani, so of course not to be missed.
Sunday April 3
Alice In The Cities
(Wim Wenders, 1974) - also on Hulu and Region 2
Monday April 4
(Anatole Litvak, 1961)- Still doesn't have a DVD release over here. There's a Korean version and a Region 2 that might be OOP. I always much preferred this one over his Mayerling
. Ingrid Bergman, Yves Montand and Anthony Perkins all hit the right notes in this drama.
Sunday April 10
(Carlos Saura, 1967)- also on Hulu
Saturday April 16
The House by the Cemetery
(Lucio Fulci, 1984)- Other sources give 1981 as the year. Still available from Arrow.
Sunday April 17-
(Yu Sun, 1932)- TCM has the incorrect director name for this. DVD available as a companion to the book Wang Renmei: The Wildcat of Shanghai
. Not sure of the quality.
Four Bags Full
(Claude Autant-Lara , 1957) a.k.a. "La Traversee de Paris" and "A Pig Across Paris." - Doesn't seem be available anywhere here, not even for streaming. The reviews make it sound like a French version of Verhoeven's Black Book
- i.e. a subversive take on the country's myths about the Resistance. Armond gave a pretty coherent positive take on it
Tuesday April 19
A Taste of Honey
(Tony Richardson, 1962)- DVD appears to be OOP everywhere. It can apparently be seen on Fandor.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
From the Life of the Marionettes
(Bergman, 1980)- also on Hulu and Region 2 of course
Wednesday, April 27, 2016-
Five from Pabst:
(1928), Diary Of A Lost Girl
(1929), Westfront 1918
(1930), 3 Penny Opera
(1931)- Of these only three have domestic DVD releases. Westfront and Kameradschaft have been released in Germany and that's about it. Not to be missed. Especially Westfront, which is one of the all time great anti-war films. TCM very seldom broadcasts it- like maybe only a small handful of times per decade.
Links to the later April dates (which don't always work) can be found right here