getTV Pays Tribute To Leading Lady Rosalind Russell With An 11-Film Lineup Featuring Howard Hawks' His Girl Friday With Cary Grant, And Picnic With William Holden, Every Thursday In June At 7 P.M. ET
Highlights Include a Friday Icons Block Starring Loretta Young, Susan Hayward, and Peter Lorre; Special Birthday Stunts for Ray Harryhausen and Dean Martin; and Much More
CULVER CITY, Calif., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- getTV honors the legacy of actress Rosalind Russell with 11 of her finest films, every Thursday in June at 7 p.m. ET. The month-long roster includes the Howard Hawks' classic HIS GIRL FRIDAY, starring Russell as an ace reporter and Cary Grant as the editor ex-husband who wants her back; the 1945 romance SHE WOULDN'T SAY YES; THE GUILT OF JANET AMES, with Melvyn Douglas; A WOMAN OF DISTINCTION with Ray Milland; the Oscar®-winning drama PICNIC with William Holden and Kim Novak; and the Catholic school comedies THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS directed by Ida Lupino, and WHERE ANGELS GO… TROUBLE FOLLOWS with Milton Berle and Van Johnson, among others.
Start the weekend with Friday Icons, as getTV puts the spotlight on cinematic legends all month long, at 7 p.m. ET. The lineup features beloved crooner Dean Martin in WHO WAS THAT LADY? with Tony Curtis, and HOW TO SAVE A MARRIAGE (AND RUIN YOUR LIFE) with Stella Stevens (June 5); Oscar® winner Loretta Young in PAULA, and BEDTIME STORY with Fredric March (June 12); Golden Age siren Susan Hayward in ADAM HAD FOUR SONS with Ingrid Bergman, and WHERE LOVE HAS GONE with Bette Davis (June 19); and macabre maestro Peter Lorre in BEAT THE DEVIL with Humphrey Bogart, THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK with Evelyn Keyes, and ISLAND OF DOOMED MEN (June 26).
And tune in for six more classic masterpieces in the Silver Screen Favorites block, every Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. The month begins as getTV celebrates Dean Martin on what would have been his 98th birthday, with a Matt Helm two-pack starring Dino as the notorious super-spy in MURDERER'S ROW with Ann-Margret and Karl Malden, and THE WRECKING CREW with Sharon Tate and Elke Sommer (June 7); Steve McQueen takes on a deadly alien in the original sci-fi classic THE BLOB (June 14); Jack Lemmon and Janet Leigh star in 1955's MY SISTER EILEEN (June 21); and effects wizard Ray Harryhausen shines in a pair of classics featuring some of his most unforgettable creations, with THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD and JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (June 28).
JUNE SPOTLIGHTS INCLUDE
Saturday, June 6 at (7:00 p.m. ET) – WHO WAS THAT LADY? (1960)
Tony Curtis stars in this romantic farce—ranked as one of the Top 25 highest grossing films of 1960—as a professor whose wife (Janet Leigh) catches him kissing a female student. With the help of his TV writer friend (Golden Globe-nominated Dean Martin), he escapes her wrath by crafting a story that the kiss was just part of his alternate life as an undercover FBI agent—a ruse that ultimately puts the two friends in the midst of real spy hijinks.
Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. ET – HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940)
In this screwball romance, included in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry, Cary Grant stars as a big-city newspaper editor trying to keep his star reporter—and ex-wife—Rosalind Russell from quitting the paper to marry mild-mannered insurance salesman Ralph Bellamy. Directed by the legendary Howard Hawks, "His Girl Friday" was also selected by the American Film Institute as one of the all-time greatest movie comedies.
Thursday, June 18 at 9:30 p.m. ET – PICNIC (1955)
When drifter William Holden rolls into a small Kansas town over a long holiday weekend, sparks fly with local beauty queen Kim Novak, upending relationships and inciting local gossip. Based on William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1953 play, the passionate "Picnic" was nominated for six Oscar® awards, including Best Picture (ultimately winning two). Co-stars include Cliff Robertson, Rosalind Russell, and Susan Strasberg.
Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m. ET – THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS (1966)
Three decades into her legendary career, Rosalind Russell stars as the Mother Superior of a convent school that takes on teen star Hayley Mills as a young, trouble making student newly assigned to the school. Directed by pioneer female director Ida Lupino, this classic comedy ranks as one of the top 25 highest grossing films of 1966.
Sunday, June 28 at 9:00 p.m. ET – JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (1963)
Todd Armstrong stars as the hero of this legendary adaptation of the Ancient Greek myth, which also features former Bond girl Honor Blackman as the goddess Hera. But the real stars of the show are stop-motion animation creatures from special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen. Also notable is the score from Oscar®-winning composer (and frequent Harryhausen collaborator) Bernard Hermann.
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.)
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