Celebrate Mother's Day With getTV In An Afternoon Brunch Block Featuring Marilyn Monroe In "Ladies Of The Chorus" And Marlene Dietrich In "The Lady Is Willing," On Sunday, May 10, At 9:30 A.M. ET
The Mother's Day Marathon Puts the Spotlight on Five Golden Age Classics Starring Claudette Colbert, Barbara Hale, Carole Lombard and More in Some of their Finest Roles
CULVER CITY, Calif., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrate Mother's Day with getTV in a star-studded afternoon brunch block honoring some of Hollywood's most influential actresses on Sunday, May 10, starting at 9:30 a.m. ET. The special event highlights career-defining performances from Golden Age icons Barbara Hale, Claudette Colbert, Carole Lombard, Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe in five unforgettable films that highlight motherhood.
The day begins at 9:30 a.m. ET with the classic 1949 comedy AND BABY MAKES THREE, starring Barbara Hale as a woman who discovers she's pregnant with her ex-husband's child while walking down the aisle to marry her new beau; next, Oscar®-winner Claudette Colbert inherits a bratty stepchild when her quirky office romance with Melvyn Douglas blossoms into marriage in SHE MARRIED HER BOSS at 11:30 a.m. ET; and racy fan-dancer Alabama Lee (Carole Lombard) tries to rehabilitate her image by hiring an elderly woman to be her mother in the 1934 comedy LADY BY CHOICE, with May Robson, at 1:30 p.m. ET.
Then, the original blonde bombshells take over as desperate actress Elizabeth Madden (Marlene Dietrich) enters a marriage of convenience so she can adopt an infant in THE LADY IS WILLING, with Fred MacMurray at 3:20 p.m. ET. And, 5:30 p.m. ET, the incomparable Marilyn Monroe shines in one of her earliest roles as Peggy Martin, a young burlesque dancer whose stage mother--played by Adele Jergens--leads her into a blossoming career resulting in an unlikely romance with a wealthy socialite in the 1948 musical LADIES OF THE CHORUS.
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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