The Westerns Channel Celebrates the June 20 Birthday of Audie Murphy, The Most Decorated US Soldier of World War II
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday June 20th, Starz Encore's Westerns channel celebrates Audie Murphy's birthday with a four-film salute beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. The films in the birthday salute are: 8:00 p.m. "Posse From Hell" (1961) -- Loner Murphy agrees to pursue four deadly outlaws after they've robbed a bank and kidnapped a young woman. Co-starring Vic Morrow and Lee Van Cleef. 9:35 p.m. "Ride Clear of Diablo" (1954) -- Cheerful gunslinger takes a liking to newly minted deputy Murphy, who is seeking the cattle rustlers who killed his family. Co-starring Dan Duryea, Russell Johnson ("Gilligan Island's" The Professor), Denver Pyle and Jack Elam. 11:00 p.m. "Seven Ways to Sundown" (1960) -- Murphy is a Texas Ranger assigned to bring in seasoned killer Barry Sullivan. 12:30 a.m. "Walk the Proud Land" (1956) -- Murphy tries to quell strife between Indians and settlers. Co-starring Anne Bancroft, Pat Crowley, and Jay Silverheels ("The Lone Ranger's" Tonto). The orphaned son of poor Texas sharecroppers, Audie Murphy rose to national fame as World War II's most decorated GI, receiving 27 decorations, including the Congressional Medal of Honor. Murphy began his film career in the late '40s after a Life Magazine cover (featuring the boyishly handsome Texan) caught the eye of legendary actor James Cagney, who provided acting training to the soldier. Starz Encore's Westerns, whose slogan is "Saddle Up with the Legends," launched in 1994 and is available on cable systems throughout the country and direct to home satellite systems including DirecTV and EchoStar. Film and television cowboy icon Dennis Weaver has hosted the channel since 1997. Starz Encore Group LLC (Starz Encore) is the largest provider of cable and satellite-delivered premium movie channels in the United States. Starz Encore owns 13 domestic channels and currently counts nearly 60 million pay units. Starz Encore offers up to 12 channels of the Starz Encore Super Pak, which comprises STARZ!, Encore, Action, Mystery, BET Movies, Westerns, STARZ! Family, Love Stories, True Stories, STARZ! Theater, WAM! and STARZ! Cinema. Additionally, Starz Encore also has the only low priced movie pak for price-sensitive consumers, the Encore Movie Pak, featuring up to seven theme channels. Find programming information on the Web at http://www.encoremedia.com. Starz Encore is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Group (NYSE: LMGa, LMGb). CONTACT: Steve Belgard, 303-267-5843, or Kate McCreary, 303-712-6269, both of Starz Encore Group LLC; or Richard Hoffman for Starz Encore Group LLC, 310-275-0777.
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