Press releaase: getTV delivers an A-list December programming lineup, packed with rarely-seen specials and beloved favorites, starring some of cinema’s biggest names, airing in primetime all month long. The eclectic roster features a Frank Sinatra birthday block, Ray Harryhausen creature features, and award-winning dramas, headlined by two days of classic Christmas specials starring Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, and more, kicking off on Thurs., Dec. 24, at 12 p.m. ET.
Ray Harryhausen Tribute—Thurs., Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. ET
getTV honors FX legend Ray Harryhausen with a career-spanning event that includes Harryhausen’s swashbuckling epic SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER (7 p.m. ET), starring Patrick Wayne and Jane Seymour; and THE 3 WORLDS OF GULLIVER (9:45 p.m. ET), starring Kerwin Mathews as a shipwrecked man who helps an island of tiny people battle an army of giants.
Frank Sinatra 100th Birthday Block—Sun., Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. ET
getTV celebrates Frank Sinatra for his 100th Birthday which is on the 12th, with a special block featuring Sinatra as a womanizer caught between wealthy widow Rita Hayworth and chorus girl Kim Novak in PAL JOEY. Then, Sinatra helps Spencer Tracy save children from a volcano in THE DEVIL AT 4 O’CLOCK (9:45 p.m. ET). And Sinatra plots to assassinate the president in SUDDENLY (12:45 a.m. ET), with Sterling Hayden.
PLATINUM BLONDE (1931)—Tues., Dec. 22 at 9:15 p.m. ET
Frank Capra directs this Pre-Code comedy starring Jean Harlow as a beautiful socialite married to top reporter Robert Woods. Bored with his marriage, Woods enlists fellow reporter—and secret admirer—Loretta Young to help him write a play.
Variety Christmas Special Marathon—Starts Thurs., Dec. 24 at 12 p.m. ET
getTV presents 30 hours of rare and classic Christmas Specials, starting Christmas Eve at 12 p.m. ET through Christmas Day at 6 p.m. ET. The lineup includes specials starring Golden Age icons such as Judy Garland, Danny Kaye, Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, and Sonny & Cher, as well as the Oscar-winning Charles Dickens adaptation OLIVER!, starring Oliver Reed, and PAL JOEY, starring Frank Sinatra.
HELLCATS OF THE NAVY (1957)—Tues., Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. ET
Submarine commander Ronald Reagan has a tough choice to make, when a diver—and rival for the affections of nurse Nancy Reagan—gets caught in a deadly situation. This is the first and only film that the former president and first lady starred in together.
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.)