getTV Presents The CRIME DOCTOR Series, Airing Installments Of Warner Baxter's Classic Caper Every Thursday Evening In March, Starting Thursday, March 6, At 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT
getTV Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Premiere of 'COVER GIRL', Starring Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly, on Sunday, March 30, at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT
Other Highlights Include Stunts Featuring Icons such as Steve McQueen and Joan Crawford, and Comedy Kings the Three Stooges, Jerry Lewis, and Mel Brooks
CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- getTV honors Warner Baxter in March—the first American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor and star of the rare 1940s CRIME DOCTOR series. Each Thursday in March, tune in for classic episodes featuring Baxter as Dr. Robert J. Ordway, an amnesiac whose life as a noted crime psychologist crumbles when an attack causes memories of his criminal past to resurface. The month will include nine of the doctor's most daring cases including CRIME DOCTOR, THE CRIME DOCTOR'S STRANGEST CASE, THE CRIME DOCTOR'S COURAGE, and THE CRIME DOCTOR'S WARNING. As an added bonus, getTV will also be showing the romantic drama ADAM HAD FOUR SONS, starring Baxter, Fay Wray, and Ingrid Bergman as a loyal governess who risks everything to expose a thieving gold-digger (Wray) while revealing her own affection for the master of the house (Baxter).
Additionally, getTV's "High Noon" block is celebrating Old West serial star Buck Jones every Saturday in March at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT, with nine of the cowboy hero's most epic adventures. The career-spanning retrospective follows the gunslinger through roles ranging from slapstick to dramatic in films such as RANGE FEUD, with John Wayne, as well as BORDER LAW, FORBIDDEN TRAIL, THE STRANGER FROM ARIZONA, and more.
Fridays at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT are devoted to a crop of larger-than-life icons, who each have a birthday in March. This month features blonde bombshell Jean Harlow in PLATINUM BLONDES and THREE WISE GIRLS on March 7; a four-pack of films starring the incomparable Steve McQueen in THE BLOB, BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL, THE WAR LOVER, and NEVADA SMITH on March 14; Joan Crawford in HARRIET CRAIG, AUTUMN LEAVES, and THE STORY OF ESTHER COSTELLO on March 21; and famed singer Frankie Laine in WHEN YOU'RE SMILING, SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET, CASTLE IN THE AIR, and HE LAUGHED LAST on March 28.
And, on Sunday, March 30, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the premiere of COVER GIRL, as part of the "Silver Screen Favorites" block. Rita Hayworth stars in the award-winning musical comedy, as a dancer whose blossoming romance with mentor Danny—played by Gene Kelly—is threatened when she wins a contest and is suddenly transformed into a celebrated cover girl.
Top Events for the month of March include: (Times Below Are Eastern)
CRIME DOCTOR – Don't miss nine installments of this rare '40s mystery series starring Oscar winner Warner Baxter as criminal psychologist Robert J. Ordway. Two different programs will be shown every Thursday in March at 7:00 p.m. The event will also include the drama ADAM HAD FOUR SONS, starring Baxter, Fay Wray, and Ingrid Bergman, at 10:05 p.m. on March 27.
March 6 – CRIME DOCTOR 7:00 p.m. and 10:05 p.m.; THE CRIME DOCTOR'S STRANGEST CASE 8:30 p.m. and 11:35 p.m.
March 13 – THE CRIME DOCTOR'S COURAGE 7:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.; THE CRIME DOCTOR'S WARNING 8:35 p.m. and 1:05 a.m.; and CRIME DOCTOR'S MAN HUNT 10:05 p.m. and 2:35 a.m.
March 20 – JUST BEFORE DAWN 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.; and THE CRIME DOCTOR'S GAMBLE 8:30 p.m. and 11:35 p.m.
March 27 – THE MILLERSON CASE 7:00 p.m. and 11:55 p.m.; THE CRIME DOCTOR'S DIARY 8:45 p.m. and 1:40 a.m.; and ADAM HAD FOUR SONS 10:05 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.
"HIGH NOON" – BUCK JONES – "High Noon" Saturdays in March are dedicated to movie hero Buck Jones, as the Old West gunslinger rides through nine of his most unforgettable films.
March 1 – BRANDED 12:00 p.m.; and BORDER LAW 1:25 p.m.
March 8 – RANGE FEUD (with John Wayne) 12:00 p.m.; and SOUTH OF THE RIO GRANDE 1:20 p.m.
March 15 – WHITE EAGLE 12:00 p.m.; and FORBIDDEN TRAIL 1:30 p.m.
March 22 – UNKNOWN VALLEY 12:00 p.m.; and THE STRANGER FROM ARIZONA 1:35 p.m.
March 29 – CALIFORNIA FRONTIER 12:00 p.m.
ICONS – Launching on Friday, March 3, getTV programs a roster full of films starring some of Hollywood's best and brightest, with themed nights featuring Jean Harlow, Steve McQueen, Joan Crawford, and Frankie Laine.
March 7 – JEAN HARLOW – PLATINUM BLONDE 7:00 p.m. and 10:35 p.m.; and THREE WISE GIRLS 9:00 p.m. and 12:35 a.m.
March 14 – STEVE MCQUEEN – THE BLOB 7:00 p.m.; BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL (with Leigh Remick) 8:55 p.m.; THE WAR LOVER (with Robert Wagner) 11:10 p.m.; and NEVADA SMITH (with Karl Malden) 1:35 a.m.
March 21 – JOAN CRAWFORD – HARRIET CRAIG 7:00 p.m.; AUTUMN LEAVES (with Vera Miles and Cliff Robertson) 9:05 p.m.; and THE STORY OF ESTHER COSTELLO 11:30 p.m.
March 28 – FRANKIE LAINE – WHEN YOU'RE SMILING 7:00 p.m.; SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET 8:40 p.m.; and CASTLE IN THE AIR 10:15 p.m.; and HE LAUGHED LAST 12:00 a.m.
GROOVY TUESDAYS – Romp through the campy and comedic movies of the late '50s and '60s with Groovy Tuesdays, every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. Featured in this month's lineup of comedic heavyweights are The Three Stooges, Dick Van Dyke, Mel Brooks, Milton Berle, March birthday boys Jerry Lewis and Carl Reiner, and more.
March 4 – THE THREE STOOGES – THE THREE STOOGES IN ORBIT 7:00 p.m. and 11:05 p.m.; and THE THREE STOOGES GO AROUND THE WORLD IN A DAZE 9:00 p.m. and 1:05 a.m.
March 11 – JERRY LEWIS – THE BIG MOUTH 7:00 p.m.; THREE ON A COUCH (with Janet Leigh) 9:25 p.m.; HOOK, LINE AND SINKER (with Anne Francis) 11:50 p.m.; and DON'T RAISE THE BRIDGE, LOWER THE RIVER 1:55 a.m.
March 18 – A Night Featuring the work of DICK VAN DYKE and CARL REINER – DIVORCE AMERICAN STYLE 7:00 p.m., (starring Dick Van Dyke with Debbie Reynolds and Jason Robards); THE COMIC 9:30 p.m., (starring Dick Van Dyke, written and directed by Carl Reiner); and ENTER LAUGHING 11:40 p.m., (directed by Carl Reiner, with Jose Ferrer and Shelley Winters).
March 25 – FUNNYMEN – Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder in Mel Brooks' 1968 original THE PRODUCERS 7:00 p.m.; Ernie Kovacs and Cyd Charisse in FIVE GOLDEN HOURS 9:00 p.m.; and Jim Hutton and Milton Berle in WHO'S MINDING THE MINT 11:05 p.m.
Other highlights include:
WESTERNS – Saturday evenings in March, saddle up for getTV's WESTERNS block, as the network puts the spotlight on some of the genre's biggest names. Themed nights include actors Fred MacMurray, Michael Landon, Philip Carey, Randolph Scott and topics such as Civil War and Bad Guys, all airing in primetime starting Saturday, March 1.
March 1 – TV DADS (Fred MacMurray and Michael Landon) – FACE OF A FUGITIVE (Fred MacMurray) 7:00 p.m. and 10:40 p.m.; and THE LEGEND OF TOM DOOLEY (Michael Landon) 8:50 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.
March 8 – PHILIP CAREY – THE OUTLAW STALLION 7:00 p.m.; THE NEBRASKAN (with Wallace Ford) 8:30 p.m.; MASSACRE CANYON (with Douglas Kennedy) 10:00 p.m.; and THEY RODE WEST (with Donna Reed) 11:30 p.m.
March 15 – RANDOLPH SCOTT – A LAWLESS STREET (with Angela Lansbury) 7:00 p.m. and 12:15 a.m.; THE TALL T (with Maureen O'Sullivan) 8:45 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.; and DECISION AT SUNDOWN 10:30 p.m. and 3:45 a.m.
March 22 – CIVIL WAR – 40 GUNS TO APACHE PASS (with Audie Murphy) 7:00 p.m. and 12:20 a.m.; APACHE AMBUSH 9:10 p.m. and 2:30 a.m.; and THE BLACK DAKOTAS 10:45 p.m. and 4:05 a.m.
March 29 – BAD GUYS – THE LAST POSSE 7:00 p.m.; THREE HOURS TO KILL (with Dana Andrews and Donna Reed) 8:40 p.m.; and NEVADA SMITH (with Steve McQueen and Karl Malden) 10:25 p.m.
SILVER SCREEN FAVORITES – Experience some of the greatest pictures from movie history with the Sunday night "Silver Screen Favorites" block, boasting groundbreaking performances from Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Rita Hayworth, and more. The films featured in this block will repeat every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. ET.
March 2 – Humphrey Bogart in THE CAINE MUTINY 7:00 p.m. and 2:05 a.m.; TOKYO JOE 9:50 p.m.; and SIROCCO 11:50 p.m.
March 9 – Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy, and Katharine Hepburn in GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER 7:00 p.m. and 9:25 p.m.
March 16 – Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif in FUNNY GIRL 7:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
March 23 – Gary Cooper in Frank Capra's MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN 7:00 p.m. and 9:35 p.m.
March 30 – Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly in COVER GIRL 7:00 p.m. and 9:25 p.m., commemorating the 70th anniversary of the film's premiere in March 1944.
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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