CULVER CITY, Calif., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Movie Channel (SMC) is filling the screen with outlaws, horse thieves and cowboys as the channel brands July with some of the best Western films ever made. As America celebrates the month known for Independence, SMC is riding into the Wild West with such movies as LEGENDS OF THE FALL, FACE OF A FUGITIVE, DECISION AT SUNDOWN, BATTLE OF ROGUE RIVER, JUBAL, BROKEN TRAIL, THE SHADOW RIDERS and THEY CAME TO CORDURA.
Old West movies are a staple of Sony Movie Channel's programming every month. However, in July, the Channel's programming schedule is focusing on this popular genre starting right out of the gate on Monday, July 1. For the first week of July, two Western films will air back-to-back every night at 10 PM and, after that, every Wednesday night's programming, from July 10-31, will be set in the American Old West. For those Wild West genre fans, on Sunday, July 28, the Channel will present an all-day Western marathon starting at 4:40 AM ET.
In addition to the marathon, and daily and weekly Western films, Sony Movie Channel is providing one lucky winner the chance to experience what it is like living the cowboy way with its "Sony Movie Channel Back in the Saddle Sweepstakes." One grand prize winner of the sweepstakes will enjoy a trip for two to Lost Valley Ranch in Colorado. The winner will get to experience the western lifestyle for 3 days and 2 nights at the dude ranch, plus airfare to Denver and $500 cash for incidentals. Also, six weekly first place prize packages will be awarded, where winners will receive a pack of Western movies and a pack of limited edition SMC hot sauces. The sweepstakes starts today at Noon Pacific Time and ends July 31, 2013 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. To enter, go to https://www.facebook.com/SonyMovieChannel or www.SonyMovieChannel.com. See Official Rules for complete details.
Other notable Sony Movie Channel programming highlights for the month of July include the musical drama 1776, starring William Daniels as John Adams and Ken Howard as Thomas Jefferson, on July 4 at 7:00 PM ET; LUCY, a TV movie about the life of Lucille Ball, starring Rachel York in the title role, on July 23 at 10:00 PM ET, coupled with 1950's THE FULLER BRUSH GIRL starring Lucille Ball at 12:15 AM ET; and a GIDGET movie marathon on July 21, starting at 2:00 PM, featuring GIDGET GOES HAWAIIAN, GIDGET GOES TO ROME and GIDGET GETS MARRIED.
The July Western Movie Month schedule is as follows: (All Times Denoted are Eastern)
July 1 – WALKING TALL: LONE JUSTICE (10 PM); RED ROCK WEST (11:45 PM)
July 2 – SUNSET (10 PM); MURPHY'S ROMANCE (12:00 AM)
July 3 – ARIZONA RAIDERS (10 PM); 40 GUNS TO APACHE PASS (11:45 PM)
July 5 – LEGENDS OF THE FALL (10 PM); ALL THE PRETTY HORSES (12:20 AM)
July 6 – THE SHADOW RIDERS (10 PM); GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND (11:45 PM)
July 7 – Western Marathon – MURPHY'S ROMANCE (7:00 AM); ARIZONA RAIDERS (8:50 AM); 40 GUNS TO APACHE PASS (10:30 AM); A LAWLESS STREET (12:15 PM); DECISION AT SUNDOWN (1:40 PM); THEY CAME TO CORDURA (3:05 PM); THE SHADOW RIDERS (5:15 PM) and BROKEN TRAIL (7:00 PM)
July 10 – JUBAL (8:10 PM); THE PATHFINDER (10:00 PM); BATTLE OF ROGUE RIVER (11:25 PM)
July 17 – THEY CAME TO CORDURA (7:45 PM); GUNMAN'S WALK (10:00 PM)
July 24 – DECISION AT SUNDOWN (8:35 PM); A LAWLESS STREET (10:00 PM)
July 28 – Western Marathon- FACE OF A FUGITIVE (4:40 AM); RELENTLESS (6:05 AM); A LAWLESS STREET (7:40 AM); DECISION AT SUNDOWN (9:05 AM); THE PATHFINDER (10:25 AM); BATTLE OF ROGUE RIVER (11:45 AM); GUNMAN'S WALK (1:05 PM); THEY CAME TO CORDURA (2:45 PM); JUBAL (4:55 PM); ARIZONA RAIDERS (6:40 PM) and 40 GUNS TO APACHE PASS (8:20 PM)
July 31 – FACE OF A FUGITIVE (8:30 PM); RELENTLESS (10:00 PM)
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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