getTV Rings In The New Year With Chester Morris As Boston Blackie, In Three Of The Reformed Jewel Thief's Most Classic Capers On Thursday, January 1 At 8 p.m. ET -- Network Celebrates Franchise All Month Long

Other Highlights Include an Ernie Kovacs Double Feature, and Stunts Starring Cary Grant, James Stewart, Ernest Borgnine, and More


CULVER CITY, Calif., Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mystery and intrigue rules getTV this January as the network kicks off a month-long salute to the Boston Blackie franchise. The Chester Morris starring films start New Year's Day with a triple feature and continue throughout the month on select nights and Saturday mornings. On Thursday, Jan. 1, the Boston Blackie marathon begins at 8 p.m. ET, as Morris tracks an ocean liner murder to a Coney Island spy ring in MEET BOSTON BLACKIE; then, Boston Blackie investigates an art gallery murder in CONFESSIONS OF BOSTON BLACKIE; and Blackie helps a wrongly convicted prisoner in 1942's ALIAS BOSTON BLACKIE.

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On Tuesday, January 6, getTV celebrates actor, composer, and producer Ernie Kovacs, with a double feature starting at 7 p.m. ET. Kovacs' petty thief gets double-crossed by wealthy widow Cyd Charisse in the crime comedy FIVE GOLDEN HOURS. Then, Captain Kovacs braves the high seas with Robert Wagner's smooth criminal in the 1962 farce SAIL A CROOKED SHIP.

Friday Icons puts the spotlight on your favorite cinematic legends all month long, at 7 p.m. ET. The lineup features Oscar® winner Loretta Young in THE STRANGER with Orson Welles, BEDTIME STORY with Fredric March, and THE DOCTOR TAKES A WIFE with Ray Milland (January 9); beloved leading man Cary Grant as a shady promoter in the 1944 fantasy ONCE UPON A TIME, and WALK, DON'T RUN (January 16); Oscar® winning actor Ernest Borgnine in MAN ON A STRING with Kerwin Mathews, and THE OSCAR with Elke Sommer and Milton Berle (January 23); and the sultry Jean Simmons in A BULLET IS WAITING with Rory Calhoun, and the blackmail thriller FOOTSTEPS IN THE FOG with Stewart Granger (January 30).

And getTV presents classic masterpieces in the Silver Screen Favorites block, every Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. Lloyd Bridges' prizefighter woos Kim Stanley's troubled starlet in THE GODDESS (January 4); Oscar-winning songstress Barbra Streisand shines in the acclaimed drama THE WAY WE WERE with Robert Redford, and the swingin' '70s comedy THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT with George Segal (January 11); and Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck in the Frank Capra comedy MEET JOHN DOE (January 18).


Groovy Tuesdays

Tuesday, January 6Ernie Kovacs
7 p.m. & 11:05 p.m.FIVE GOLDEN HOURS (1961)
9:05 p.m. & 1:15 a.m. SAIL A CROOKED SHIP (1962)

Tuesday, January 13 – Groovy Delinquents
7 p.m. & 11:15 p.m.THE HAPPENING (1967)
9:20 p.m. & 1:35 a.m.VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS (1965)

Tuesday, January 27 – Owls, Tigers & Cats – Oh My!
7 p.m. & 11:45 p.m.THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT (1970)
9:15 p.m. & 2 a.m.THE TIGER AND THE PUSSYCAT (1967)

Friday Icons

Friday, January 9Loretta Young
7 p.m.THE STRANGER (1946)
9:15 p.m.BEDTIME STORY (1941)
11:15 p.m.THE DOCTOR TAKES A WIFE (1940)

Friday, January 16Cary Grant
7 p.m. & 11:45 p.m.ONCE UPON A TIME (1944)
9:05 p.m. & 1:50 a.m.WALK, DON'T RUN (1966)

Friday, January 23Ernest Borgnine
7 p.m. & 12 a.m.MAN ON A STRING (1960)
9:15 p.m. & 2:15 a.m.THE OSCAR (1966)

Friday, January 30Jean Simmons
7 p.m. & 11:05 p.m.A BULLET IS WAITING (1954)
9 p.m. & 1 a.m.FOOTSTEPS IN THE FOG (1955)

Boston Blackie on Saturday Mornings

Saturday, January 3
7:15 a.m.– MEET BOSTON BLACKIE (1941)
10:20 a.m.ALIAS BOSTON BLACKIE (1942)

Saturday, January 10
10:15 a.m.– THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME (1943)

Saturday, January 17
7:35 a.m.– ONE MYSTERIOUS NIGHT (1944)

Saturday, January 24
7:15 a.m.– THE PHANTOM THIEF (1946)
8:50 a.m.BOSTON BLACKIE & THE LAW (1946)
10:15 a.m.– TRAPPED BY BOSTON BLACKI (1948)

Saturday, January 31
7:30 a.m.– MEET BOSTON BLACKIE (1941)
10:25 a.m.ALIAS BOSTON BLACKIE (1942)

High Noon – Charles Starrett

Saturday, January 3Charles Starrett
12 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.THE DESERT HORSEMAN (1946)
1:15 p.m. & 10:45 p.m.WHIRLWIND RAIDERS (1948)

Saturday, January 17Charles Starrett
12 p.m. & 9:40 p.m.DESERT VIGILANTE (1949)

Saturday, January 24Charles Starrett
12 p.m. & 11:40 p.m.BONANZA TOWN (1951)

Saturday, January 31Charles Starrett
12 p.m. & 10:45 p.m.SMOKY CANYON (1952)

Saturday Westerns

Saturday, January 3
7:30 p.m.  – A BULLET IS WAITING (1954)

Saturday, January 17
1:20 p.m.THE TEXAS RANGERS (1951)

Saturday, January 24
1:15 p.m. & 12:55 a.m.REPRISAL! (1956)
10:25 p.m.CYCLONE FURY (1951)

Saturday, January 31
1:15 p.m. & 12 a.m.SEMINOLE UPRISING (1955)

Sunday Silver Screen Favorites

Sunday, January 4
7 p.m. & 9:30 – THE GODDESS (1958)

Sunday, January 11 – Barbra Streisand
7 p.m.THE WAY WE WERE (1973)
9:45 p.m.THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT (1970)

Sunday, January 18
7 p.m. & 9:50 p.m.MEET JOHN DOE (1941)

For a complete schedule of films and times, visit 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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