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Sony Movie Channel Honors Veterans With Special Marathons On Monday, Nov. 11 And Thanksgiving, Nov. 28

October 24, 2013


CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Movie Channel gives thanks to the U.S. armed forces in November, programming military-themed marathons on both Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11 and Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 28. In addition to providing these military salutes, the HD movie network puts the spotlight on the work of several notable actors–each equally recognized for their legendary careers. These thespians include Humphrey Bogart, Rory Calhoun, Charles Bronson and Burt Lancaster. Lancaster’s tribute is set to occur on Nov. 2, which would have been his 100(th) birthday.

Movies with strong female characters are also prominent in November, with the recent Julia Roberts starrer EAT PRAY LOVE being broadcast on both Nov. 8 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, and Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, and again at 9:35 p.m. ET/6:35 p.m. PT. THE WAY WE WERE, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, airs Nov. 26 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, and the delightful gem GUARDING TESS, with Shirley MacLaine and Nicolas Cage, opens the month on Nov.1 at 8:20 p.m. ET/5:20 p.m. PT. That same day, viewers will enjoy the drama RANDOM HEARTS, with Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas, at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.

Biopics centering on some of the greatest comedians of the 20(th) century will be shown back-to-back on Sunday, Nov. 17 when LUCY, focusing on Lucille Ball, airs at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT; MARTIN AND LEWIS, highlighting the 10-year rocky relationship between Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, airs at 9:15 p.m. ET/6:15 p.m. PT and THE THREE STOOGES, a biographical look at the careers of the comedy trio through the eyes their leader Moe Howard, airs at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.

Highlights include (All Times Eastern Below):


    Sat., Nov. 2 - Burt Lancaster's 100th Birthday

    2:30 p.m.                                      ROCKET GIBRALTAR  (1988) - The
                                                   family patriarch's 77th birthday
                                                   occasions a memorable party and
                                                   reunion. Starring Burt Lancaster,
                                                   Bill Pullman and Kevin Spacey.
                                                   (Repeats Nov. 7 at 11:40 p.m.)

    4:20 p.m.                                      THE SWIMMER (1968) - An
                                                   advertising man decides to swim
                                                   home via his neighbors' pools.
                                                   Starring Burt Lancaster and
                                                   Janet Landgard. (Repeats Nov. 7
                                                   at 10 p.m.)

    6:10 p.m.                                      ZULU DAWN (1979) - In 1879, the
                                                   British suffer a great loss at
                                                   the Battle of Isandiwana due to
                                                   incompetent leadership.  Despite
                                                   the defeat, the Zulus are first
                                                   humiliated at Roark's Drift and
                                                   then crushed at the Battle of
                                                   Ulundi. Starring Burt Lancaster,
                                                   Simon Ward and Bob Hoskins.
                                                   (Repeats Nov. 13 at 10 p.m.)

    Sun., Nov. 3 - Charles Bronson's Birthday

    7 p.m.                           HARD TIMES (1975) - A depression
                                     era street fighter joins with a
                                     promoter of no-holds-barred
                                     street boxing bouts in New
                                     Orleans. Starring Charles
                                     Bronson, James Coburn and Jill
                                     Ireland.  (Repeats Nov. 27 at 8

    8:40 p.m.                        BREAKOUT (1975) -A Texas bush
                                     pilot is hired by a woman to
                                     help break out her husband who
                                     is imprisoned in Mexico on a
                                     framed charge that was
                                     engineered by his Grandfather.
                                     Starring Charles Bronson,
                                     Robert Duvall and Jill Ireland.
                                     (Repeats Nov. 27 at 9:40 p.m.)

    10:25 p.m.                       THE STONE KILLER (1973) - A tough
                                     New York cop discovers that a
                                     prohibition gangster is planning
                                     a massacre - revenge for a 40-
                                     year-old shootout. Starring
                                     Charles Bronson and Martin
                                     Balsam. (Repeats Nov. 27 at
                                     11:25 p.m.)

    Wed., Nov. 6 - Humphrey Bogart

    8 p.m.                          SIROCCO (1951) - A gunrunner's
                                    loyalties are tested when he falls for
                                    the mistress of the French colonel
                                    battling a determined Syrian
                                    resistance force. Starring Humphrey
                                    Bogart and Lee J. Cobb. (Repeats Nov.
                                    11 at 9:45 a.m.)

    9:45 p.m.                       KNOCK ON ANY DOOR (1949) - A crusading
                                    defense attorney fights to save an
                                    underprivileged young hoodlum from the
                                    electric chair. Starring Humphrey
                                    Bogart, John Derek and George

    11:35 p.m.                      DEAD RECKONING (1947) - A decorated war
                                    veteran becomes entangled in the
                                    search for a fellow Medal of Honor
                                    winner's killer. Starring Humphrey
                                    Bogart and Lizabeth Scott.

    Wed., Nov. 20 - Rory Calhoun

    8 p.m.                          DOMINO KID (1957) - Calhoun's
                                    character tracks down and kills
                                    five outlaws who killed his
                                    father and stole his cattle,
                                    while he was away fighting for
                                    the Confederacy during the
                                    Civil War. Starring Rory
                                    Calhoun and Andrew Duggan.
                                    (Repeats Nov. 23 at 1 p.m.)

    9:20 p.m.                       UTAH BLAINE (1949) - A
                                    gunslinger helps a ranch owner
                                    in his attempt to prevent a
                                    renegade crew from taking over
                                    the territory. Starring Rory
                                    Calhoun and Max Baer. (Repeats
                                    Nov. 23 at 2:20 p.m.)

    10:45 p.m.                      APACHE TERRITORY (1957) - A
                                    drifter takes on marauding
                                    Apaches in order to save a
                                    group of besieged settlers.
                                    Starring Rory Calhoun and
                                    Barbara Bates. (Repeats Nov. 23
                                    at 3:45 p.m.)

VETERAN’S DAY TRIBUTE – Monday, Nov. 11 (8 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. ET)

THE COCKLESHELL HEROES (8 a.m.); SIROCCO (9:45 a.m.); REUNION AT FAIRBOROUGH (11:35 a.m.); THE BLUE AND THE GRAY (1:40 p.m.); SAHARA (8:10 p.m. & 11:35 p.m.) AND IKE: COUNTDOWN TO D-DAY (10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m.)

THANKSGIVING DAY – Thursday, Nov. 28 (6:20 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. ET)

THE COCKLESHELL HEROES (6:20 a.m.); SIROCCO (8 a.m.); THE LONG GRAY LINE (9:40 a.m.); THE BLUE AND THE GRAY (12 p.m.); IKE: COUNTDOWN TO D-DAY (6:35 p.m. & 4:00 a.m.) and SAHARA (8:10 p.m. & 2 a.m.) and GARDENS OF STONE (10 p.m. & 12 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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