getTV Celebrates Its First Birthday On Tuesday, February 3, With A Twitter Party And Facebook Take Over, As Part Of A Month Of Firsts Featuring Premieres Of "It Happened One Night" And "His Girl Friday"

Highlights Include a Sidney Poitier Birthday Double Feature, Valentine's Day Westerns Marathon, New "The Year Was" Tuesday Block, Jack Lemmon Mondays, and More

Jan 30, 2015

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- getTV is turning one on Tuesday, February 3, and viewers are invited to the birthday party! To commemorate this milestone day, the network will take to Twitter and Facebook at 6 a.m. PT, encouraging viewers to share their own film stories, favorite classics, and more using #1STMovieMemory, while testing their knowledge of Oscar®-themed trivia. Additionally, the month includes a new Tuesday block (The Year Was), as well as premieres of IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (February 1) and HIS GIRL FRIDAY (February 4)—both making their debuts on getTV.

getTV is a free-to-air broadcast television digital network dedicated to showcasing Hollywood's legendary movies through 1960.

Start each week with Jack Lemmon in 10 of the Oscar®-winner's finest films, Monday nights in February. The block includes Lemmon and Judy Holliday in IT SHOULD HAPPEN TO YOU and PHFFFT! (February 2); MY SISTER EILEEN with Janet Leigh, and THREE FOR THE SHOW with Betty Grable (February 9); YOU CAN'T RUN AWAY FROM IT with June Allyson, and BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE with James Stewart (February 16); and FIRE DOWN BELOW with Rita Hayworth, THE WACKIEST SHIP IN THE ARMY, and LUV with Peter Falk (February 23).

getTV celebrates Black History Month on Tuesday, February 20 at 1 p.m. ET, with a five-film marathon headlined by a special Sidney Poitier birthday double feature. Legendary poet and activist Maya Angelou shines as Miss Calypso in the 1957 musical CALYPSO HEAT WAVE; Ethel Waters raises a rowdy tomboy in THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING; and Dorothy Dandridge marries an up-and-coming athlete in THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS. Then, Oscar®-winning icon Sidney Poitier commands respect in ALL THE YOUNG MEN, and gets caught in a submarine battle in THE BEDFORD INCIDENT.

getTV debuts "The Year Was," a themed block celebrating cinema through the ages and spotlighting movies from a particular year, every Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. The theme for February is romance, with a lineup that includes Lana Turner and Cliff Robertson in LOVE HAS MANY FACES (February 3) from 1965; Marlene Dietrich and Fred MacMurray in THE LADY IS WILLING, and Joan Crawford and Melvyn Douglas in THEY ALL KISSED THE BRIDE (February 10), both from 1942; Deborah Kerr and Van Johnson in the 1955 drama THE END OF THE AFFAIR (February 17); a pair of 1939 dramas featuring Barbara Stanwyck and William Holden in GOLDEN BOY, and Cary Grant and Jean Arthur in ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (February 24); and much more.

Spend Valentine's Day with some of Hollywood's greatest Western heroes in a six-film marathon at 2:45 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 14. The Durango Kid rides to the rescue in THE ROUGH, TOUGH WEST and THE BLAZING TRAIL; Roy Rogers is wrongly accused in MY PAL TRIGGER, with Gabby Hayes; Susan Hayward is out for revenge in TULSA; a kindly woman nurses a gruff gunslinger back to health in ANGEL AND THE BADMAN, starring the incomparable John Wayne; and Raymond Burr hunts for cursed gold in SECRET OF TREASURE MOUNTAIN.

And don't miss four more classic masterpieces in the Silver Screen Favorites block, every Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. Desperate reporter Clark Gable falls for runaway bride Claudette Colbert in Frank Capra's five-time Oscar-winner IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (February 1); Ryan O'Neal and Burt Reynolds explore the Golden Age of film in NICKELODEON (February 8); Cary Grant tries to win back Rosalind Russell in HIS GIRL FRIDAY (February 15); and Katharine Hepburn wants to lobotomize Liz Taylor in the 1959 Tennessee Williams adaptation SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER (February 22).

getTV FEBRUARY PROGRAMMING NIGHTLY HIGHLIGHTS  (All Times Eastern)

Jack Lemmon Mondays

Monday, February 2
7 p.m. & 12:05 a.m.IT SHOULD HAPPEN TO YOU (1954)
10 p.m. & 2:05 a.m.PHFFFT! (1954)

Monday, February 9
8 p.m. & 12:35 a.m.MY SISTER EILEEN (1955)
10:30 p.m. & 3 a.m.THREE FOR THE SHOW (1955)

Monday, February 16
8 p.m. & 12:35 a.m.YOU CAN'T RUN AWAY FROM IT (1956)
10:15 p.m. & 2:45 a.m.BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE (1958)

Monday, February 23
8 p.m.FIRE DOWN BELOW (1957)
10:40 p.m.THE WACKIEST SHIP IN THE ARMY (1961)
1 a.m.LUV (1967)

The Year Was

Tuesday, February 3 – Romances from 1965
7 p.m.LOVE HAS MANY FACES (1965)
9:30 p.m. HARVEY MIDDLEMAN, FIREMAN (1965)
11:20 p.m.YOU MUST BE JOKING! (1965)

Tuesday, February 10 – Romances from 1942
7 p.m.THE LADY IS WILLING (1942)
9:10 p.m.MEET THE STEWARTS (1942)
11 p.m.THEY ALL KISSED THE BRIDE (1942)

Tuesday, February 17 – Romances from 1955
7 p.m.THE END OF THE AFFAIR (1955)
9:30 p.m.THREE FOR THE SHOW (1955)
11:35 p.m.A PRIZE OF GOLD (1955)

Tuesday, February 24 – Romances from 1939
7 p.m.GOOD GIRLS GO TO PARIS (1939)
8:50 p.m.GOLDEN BOY (1939)
11:05 p.m.ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (1939)

Friday Icons

Friday, February 6Ida Lupino
7 p.m.LADIES IN RETIREMENT (1941)
9:15 p.m.THE LADY AND THE MOB (1939)
10:45 p.m.THE LONE WOLF SPY HUNT (1939)

Friday, February 13Kim Novak
7 p.m. & 11:40 p.m.MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (1959)
9:40 p.m. & 2:25 a.m.PUSHOVER (1954)

Friday, February 20Sidney Poitier
7 p.m. & 11:20 p.m.ALL THE YOUNG MEN (1960)
9 p.m. & 1:20 a.m.THE BEDFORD INCIDENT (1965)

Friday, February 27Lee Marvin
7 p.m. & 10:45 p.m.THE WILD ONE (1954)
8:50 p.m. & 12:35 a.m.EIGHT IRON MEN (1952)

High Noon – Charles Starrett

Saturday, February 7Charles Starrett
12 p.m.BOTH BARRELS BLAZING (1945)
1:20 p.m.BLAZING THE WESTERN TRAIL (1945)

Saturday, February 14Charles Starrett
12 p.m.THE COWBOY STAR (1936)
1:15 p.m.THE FIGHTING FRONTIERSMAN (1946)

Saturday, February 21Charles Starrett
12:30 p.m.THE KID FROM BROKEN GUN (1952)
1:45 p.m.BANDITS OF EL DORADO (1949)

Saturday, February 28Charles Starrett
12 p.m.THE ROUGH, TOUGH WEST (1952)
1:15 p.m.THE BLAZING TRAIL (1949)

Saturday Westerns

Saturday, February 7
2:40 p.m.THE KID FROM BROKEN GUN (1952)
3:55 p.m.SECRET OF TREASURE MOUNTAIN (1956)

Saturday, February 14
2:45 p.m.THE ROUGH, TOUGH WEST (1952)
4:05 p.m.THE BLAZING TRAIL (1949)

Saturday, February 21
3 p.m.SAN FRANCISCO STORY (1952)
4:50 p.m.COUNT THREE AND PRAY (1955)
1:30 a.m.SAN FRANCISCO STORY (1952)

Sunday Silver Screen Favorites

Sunday, February 1
7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)

Sunday, February 8
7 p.m. & 9:45 p.m.NICKELODEON (1976)

Sunday, February 15
8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940)

Sunday, February 22
7 p.m. & 9:40 p.m.SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER (1959)

For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.get.tv/schedule. In addition to airing these films on the dates noted above, some of the movies mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)

About getTV
getTV is a digital subchannel dedicated to showcasing Hollywood's legendary movies and is available over the air and on local cable systems. The network, operated by Sony Pictures Television Networks, launched in February 2014.  It features Academy Award® winning films and other epic classics titles. getTV distribution is close to covering nearly 70 percent of all U.S. television households across 65 markets, including 40 of the top 50 designated market areas (DMAs). The network is broadcast by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Univision Television Group and Cox Media Group owned stations and others. For information, visit get.tv and connect with the network on Facebook and Twitter @getTV.

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