CULVER CITY, Calif., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- getTV honors the brave men and women in the Armed Forces with an all-star block of patriotic favorites, highlighted by a Memorial Day Marathon starting Monday, May 25 at 8 a.m. ET. The nine-film lineup pays tribute to the Army, Navy, and Air Force with classics starring silver screen icons Peter O'Toole, Kirk Douglas, Steve McQueen, Sidney Poitier, and James Stewart, among others.
The commemorative event includes a roster of legendary War titles featuring Steve McQueen as a hotshot bomber pilot in THE WAR LOVER, with Robert Wagner; Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris in the atomic bomb thriller THE HEROES OF TELEMARK; Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif in the 1967 WWII murder mystery THE NIGHT OF THE GENERALS; George Segal in the POW classic KING RAT; Lee Marvin as an Army commander on a perilous rescue mission in EIGHT IRON MEN; James Stewart in the explosive war epic THE MOUNTAIN ROAD; Sidney Poitier in the 1960 drama ALL THE YOUNG MEN; and Alan Ladd in PARATROOPER. The whole day begins with Stanley Baker and Guy Rolfe in YESTERDAY'S ENEMY, at 8 a.m. ET.
Also featured this month is a block of War epics airing every Thursday in May at 7 p.m. ET. The roster includes Richard Burton and Christopher Lee in BITTER VICTORY (May 7); Harrison Ford as an American pilot who falls for a married British nurse in the 1979 WWII romance HANOVER STREET, with Christopher Plummer (May 14); Paul Muni and Marguerite Chapman in COUNTER-ATTACK (May 21); Sidney Poitier as a reporter in over his head in the submarine thriller THE BEDFORD INCIDENT, Ronald and Nancy Reagan in the love triangle drama HELLCATS OF THE NAVY, Jack Lemmon as the captain of THE WACKIEST SHIP IN THE ARMY (May 28); and more.
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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