CULVER CITY, Calif., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Film lovers will be getting extra treats from Sony Movie Channel (SMC) in August, as the high-definition network presents such award-winning classics as FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, THE END OF THE AFFAIR and LOST HORIZON; along with notable French films, like THE CLASS and OF GODS AND MEN and blockbuster hits ranging from BEVERLY HILLS NINJA to HANOVER STREET. Plus, all-day movie marathons will fill the small screen when the Channel presents monster-themed films on Sunday, August 25, starting at 8:30 a.m. ET/5:30 a.m. PT, and THE THREE STOOGES movies on Saturday, August 31, beginning at 6:30 a.m. ET/3:30 a.m. PT.
As always, the Channel is presenting a diverse slate of films this month, but the highlight of the schedule is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 1954 Oscar® Best Picture Winner FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The 1953 film, starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Frank Sinatra and Deborah Kerr, is a timeless treasure that all audiences can enjoy again and again. The romantic war drama is airing on the network Sunday, August 4, at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT, a day before its actual premiere 60 years ago. Another Frank Sinatra starrer, PAL JOEY (1957), precedes it at 3:45 p.m. ET, as well as the World War II drama THE KEY (1958), with William Holden and Sophia Loren, at 5:45 p.m. ET. Following FROM HERE TO ETERNITY is THE END OF THE AFFAIR (1955), with Van Johnson and Deborah Kerr, at 10 p.m. ET.
Top Events for the month of August include: (Times Below Are Eastern)
60TH ANNIVERSARY OF FROM HERE TO ETERNITY airs Sunday, August 4 at 8 p.m. and Midnight; Aug 16 at 11:50 a.m. and August 23 at 4:10 p.m.
FRANCE – Sony Movie Channel celebrates some of the best French films and entertainers on Thursday nights in August.
August 1 –CELINE THROUGH THE EYES OF THE WORLD (2010) 10 p.m. and LES MISERABLES (1998) 12:00 a.m.
August 8 – LA FEMME NIKITA (2001) 10:00 p.m. and THE CRIMSON RIVERS (2001) 12:00 a.m.
August 15 – THE CLASS (2008) 10 p.m. (Palme d'Or Award – Cannes Film Festival)
August 22 – THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE (2003) 10 p.m. (Oscar Nominated)
August 29 – OF GODS AND MEN (2011) 10 p.m. (Grand Prize of the Jury – Cannes Film Festival)
THE THREE STOOGES - Sony Movie Channel is programming THE THREE STOOGES films on Wednesday nights, with a marathon on Saturday, August 31.
August 7 – THE THREE STOOGES (2000) 8:30 p.m.; TIME OUT FOR RHYTHM (1941) 10 p.m. and ROCKIN' IN THE ROCKIES (1945) 11:20 p.m.
August 14 – HAVE ROCKET WILL TRAVEL (1959) 10:00 p.m. and STOP! LOOK! AND LAUGH! (1960) 11:20 p.m.
August 21 – THE THREE STOOGES IN ORBIT (1962) 10 p.m. and THE THREE STOOGES MEET HERCULES (1962) 11:35 p.m.
August 28 – THE THREE STOOGES GO AROUND THE WORLD (1963) 10 p.m. and THE OUTLAWS IS COMING (1965) 11:35 p.m.
August 31 – THE THREE STOOGES marathon from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. features same movies as above back-to-back.
CREATURES - Every Monday night in August, Sony Movie Channel viewers will feast on films with hard-hitting heroes who battle huge creatures, and a marathon on Sunday, August 25.
August 5 – ATTACK THE BLOCK (2011) 10 p.m. BROADCAST PREMIERE; STARSHIP TROOPERS 2 (2004) 11:40 p.m. and STARSHIP TROOPERS 3 (2008) 1:15 a.m.
August 12 – ANACONDA (1997) 10:00 p.m. and BOA VS. PYTHON (2004) 11:40 p.m.
August 19 – DRAGON WARS (2007) 10 p.m.; GODZILLA VS. DESTOTOYAH (1995) 11:35 p.m. and GODZILLA VS. SPACEGODZILLA (2000) 1:20 a.m.
August 25 – These same creature-themed movies will be broadcast back-to-back on this day from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on August 26.
August 26 – THE CAVE (2005) 10 p.m. and FRANKENFISH (2004) 12:00 a.m.
Other highlights include:
LOST HORIZON TUESDAY – On August 13, the 1937 Oscar award-winning Frank Capra directed LOST HORIZON airs at 10 p.m. and immediately following is the 1973 musical remake and cult classic LOST HORIZON at 12:20 p.m. The 1973 version includes original music by Burt Bacharach. Both movies celebrate anniversaries – it's the 75th for the original and 40th for the remake.
JANE FONDA NIGHT – Catch Jane Fonda August 6 in CAT BALLOU (1996) at 10 p.m. and THE CHASE (1966) at 11:45 p.m.
NICE GUYS FINISH FIRST – John Denver and Michael Landon heat up the screen August 18 when their respective films air back-to-back starting at 10 p.m. with US (1991) and HIGHER GROUND (1988) at 11:40 p.m.
HEAVYWEIGHTS OF COMEDY – Laugh along with three comedic geniuses on August 2 when John Belushi stars in 1941 (1979) at 8 p.m., Chris Farley in BEVERLY HILLS NINJA (1997) at 10:00 p.m. and John Candy in ARMED AND DANGEROUS (1986) at 11:35 p.m.
HARRISON FORD NIGHT – Watch Harrison Ford in two of his finest dramatic roles on August 23 – RANDOM HEARTS (1999) at 10 p.m. and HANOVER STREET (1979) at 12:20 a.m.
For a complete schedule of films and times, visit www.Sonymoviechannel.com/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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