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getTV Honors Beloved Filmmaker Frank Capra Every Thursday Night In May, Including a Nine-Film Marathon on What Would Have Been His 117th Birthday, Sunday, May 18

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Other Highlights for the Month of May Include Stunts Featuring John Wayne, James Stewart, Katharine Hepburn, Vincent Price, Fred Astaire, Stanley Kubrick, and Many More

CULVER CITY, Calif., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- getTV pays tribute to the legendary filmmaker Frank Capra, highlighting 12 of the three-time Oscar® winner's most influential films in the month of May. Thursdays in May, at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT, tune in for themed lineups starting on May 1 with "Capra's Leading Ladies," starring Jean Harlow in PLATINUM BLONDE; and Barbara Stanwyck in LADIES OF LEISURE. On May 8, spend an evening with "Capra and Gary Cooper," in the Oscar-winning MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN, followed by MEET JOHN DOE. "Capra and James Stewart" are the focal point on May 15, in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, which earned Capra his third Oscar for Best Director; alongside MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON.

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Then, explore "Capra's America" with RAIN OR SHINE, THE MIRACLE WOMAN and AMERICAN MADNESS on May 22. "Capra Goes Global" closes the month on May 29, with Ronald Colman in LOST HORIZON; Barbara Stanwyck in THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN; and DIRIGIBLE, starring Fay Wray. In conjunction with the month of Capra, getTV presents a special all-day marathon on Sunday, May 18-which would have been Capra's 117th birthday-at 6:45 a.m. ET/3:45 a.m. PT, featuring nine of his classic films.

Fridays in May are devoted to larger-than-life cinematic icons, with a lineup featuring acclaimed thespian James Mason in LORD JIM (with Peter O'Toole), and THE DEADLY AFFAIR on May 2; famed song-and-dance man Fred Astaire stars with Rita Hayworth in YOU'LL NEVER GET RICH; and Paulette Goddard in YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER, and SECOND CHORUS on May 9; Hollywood patriarch Henry Fonda in LET US LIVE, YOU BELONG TO ME, and the war-thriller FAIL SAFE (with Walter Matthau) on May 16; a comedy four-pack starring Irene Dunne in THEODORA GOES WILD, THE AWFUL TRUTH (with Cary Grant), TOGETHER AGAIN, and OVER 21; and Glenn Ford in MEN WITHOUT SOULS, FRAMED, and CONVICTED on May 30.

Also this month, saddle up for four of John Wayne's earliest films, as getTV honors the Western hero on Monday, May 26, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. The day begins with Wayne as a West Point cadet in the 1931 drama ARIZONA, followed by RANGE FEUD; the Old West mystery TEXAS CYCLONE; and TWO FISTED LAW. The complete marathon can be seen again that same day, starting at 6:35 p.m. ET/3:35 p.m. PT.

And getTV's "Silver Screen Favorites" Sunday block puts the spotlight on the Stanley Kubrick's military satire DR. STRANGELOVE, on May 4, at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT. George C. Scott leads an all-star cast boasting James Earl Jones, Slim Pickens, and comedic mastermind Peter Sellers in DR. STRANGELOVE.

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getTV MAY PROGRAMMING NIGHTLY HIGHLIGHTS  (All Times Eastern)

Groovy Tuesdays

Tuesday, May 6James Coburn
7 p.m.DEAD HEAT ON A MERRY-GO-ROUND (1966)
9:25 p.m.DUFFY (1968)

Tuesday, May 13Stella Stevens
7 p.m.WHERE ANGELS GO…TROUBLE FOLLOWS (1968)
9:10 p.m.HOW TO SAVE A MARRIAGE (AND RUIN YOUR LIFE) (1968)

Tuesday, May 20 – The Twist
7 p.m.TWIST AROUND THE CLOCK (1961)
8:55 p.m.TWO TICKETS TO PARIS (1962)
10:40 p.m.DON'T KNOCK THE TWIST (1962)

Tuesday, May 27Vincent Price
7 p.m.THE MAD MAGICIAN (1954)
8:40 p.m.THE TINGLER (1959)

Thursdays – Frank Capra

Thursday, May 1 – Capra's Leading Ladies
7 p.m.PLATINUM BLONDE (1931)
9 p.m.LADIES OF LEISURE (1930)

Thursday, May 8 – Capra and Gary Cooper
7 p.m.MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN (1936)
9:35 p.m.MEET JOHN DOE (1941)

Thursday, May 15 – Capra and James Stewart
7 p.m.YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (1938)
9:50 p.m.MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)

Thursday, May 22 – Capra's America
7 p.m.RAIN OR SHINE (1930)
9 p.m.THE MIRACLE WOMAN (1931)
11 p.m.AMERICAN MADNESS (1932)

Thursday, May 29 – Cabra Goes Global
7 p.m.LOST HORIZON (1937)
10 p.m.THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN (1932)
12:00 a.m.DIRIGIBLE (1931)

Friday Icons

Friday, May 2James Mason
7 p.m.LORD JIM (1965)
10:25 p.m.THE DEADLY AFFAIR (1967)

Friday, May 9Fred Astaire
7 p.m.YOU'LL NEVER GET RICH (1941)
9 p.m.YOU WERE NEVER LOVELIER (1942)
11:10 p.m.SECOND CHORUS (1940)

Friday, May 16Henry Fonda
7 p.m.LET US LIVE (1939)
8:35 p.m.YOU BELONG TO ME (1941)
10:45 p.m.FAIL SAFE (1964)

Friday, May 23Irene Dunne
7 p.m.THEODORA GOES WILD (1936)
9:10 p.m.THE AWFUL TRUTH (1937)
11:10 p.m.TOGETHER AGAIN (1944)
1:25 a.m.OVER 21 (1945)

Friday, May 30Glenn Ford
7 p.m.MEN WITHOUT SOULS (1940)
8:25 p.m.FRAMED (1947)
10:15 p.m.CONVICTED (1950)

Saturday Westerns

Saturday, May 3Audie Murphy
7 p.m.ARIZONA RAIDERS (1965)
9:15 p.m.40 GUNS TO APACHE PASS (1967)

Saturday, May 10George Montgomery
7 p.m.THE TEXAS RANGERS (1951)
8:40 p.m.INDIAN UPRISING (1952)
10:20 p.m.JACK McCALL, DESPERADO (1953)

Saturday, May 17Randolph Scott
7 p.m.THE NEVADAN (1950)
8:50 p.m.SANTA FE (1951)
10:50 p.m.MAN IN THE SADDLE (1951)

Saturday, May 24John Wayne
7 p.m.RANGE FEUD (1931)
8:20 p.m.TEXAS CYCLONE (1932)
9:40 p.m.TWO FISTED LAW (1932)

Saturday, May 31 – Director William Castle
7 p.m.JESSE JAMES VS. THE DALTONS (1954)
8:30 p.m.MASTERSON OF KANSAS (1954)
10:10 p.m.THE GUN THAT WON THE WEST (1955)

Sunday Silver Screen Favorites

Sunday, May 4
7 p.m. & 9:10 p.m.DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)

Sunday, May 11
7 p.m. & 9:10 p.m.HOLIDAY (1938)

Sunday, May 18
All Day Frank Capra Marathon, Starting at 6:45 a.m.

Sunday, May 25
7 p.m. & 9:45 p.m.ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (1939)

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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