The latest specials, events and marathons on INSP.
Let’s Hear It for the (Birthday) Boys
Are you ready to celebrate four wild weeks of your favorite Western stars? We’re making the month of May a big birthday brouhaha for some of INSP’s most beloved male actors.
Join us as we celebrate some of our favorite fellas in our very best Westerns all month long! Meet our Birthday Boys—Glenn Ford: 5/1; Gary Cooper: 5/7; Henry Fonda: 5/16; Jimmy Stewart: 5/20; John Wayne AND James Arness: 5/26; Clint Walker: 5/30; and Clint Eastwood: 5/31.
From barroom brawls to border wars, vicious villains to damsels in distress, Rooster Cogburn to Two Mules for Sister Sara, and a little bit of comedy too—the Men of May know how to have a throw-down! Celebrate every weekend of the month. We’ll bring the Wild West birthday boys (you bring the birthday cake J).
8PM ET: Red River
10PM ET: Tall in the Saddle
6:30PM ET: The Lucy Show
Sunday Nights with The Duke
Three cheers for John Wayne: the man, the myth, and the movies! We’re celebrating our favorite gunslinging cowboy’s birthday on May 26 by showing some of his best movies on Sunday nights—in primetime! (As well as having him in our other movie marathon: Born to Be Wild: The Men of May).
Whether he’s seeking justice or revenge, hunting down murderers, or stopping land grabbers, John Wayne’s characters always play it cool. This Hollywood icon knew how “talk slow, talk low” and not say too much—but he always got the job done. Cowboy, soldier, rancher, or lawman, John Wayne’s legend lives on as whole new generations become fans.
Invite John Wayne into your home each Sunday night in May at 8pm and you’ll agree: Sunday nights have never been so much fun!
8PM ET: Sands of Iwo Jima
Something Special for Memorial Day
Memorial Day kicks off with an early morning John Wayne movie (because there’s no better way to start your day) in The Comancheros. Then, at high noon, we’re giving a nod to Clint Eastwood (his birthday is on 5/31) as he stars with the unforgettable Shirley MacLaine in Two Mules for Sister Sara.
Finally, in the spirit of remembrance on this special day—and to honor the brave men and women who paid the ultimate price for freedom—we’re airing the INSP premiere of Flying Tigers starring John Wayne (because no one epitomizes the American spirit like The Duke).
8AM ET: The Comancheros
12PM ET: Two Mules for Sister Sara
5PM ET: Flying Tigers
These Trains Are Headed for Trouble
Hold onto your hats—there are some fast and furious train robberies ahead! These locomotives are full of trouble and zooming down the track right into your living room.
Join us as we watch some of the great train robberies on film or TV. These are the stories of the men and women who risked it all for a better life by heading out west by train—facing danger every step of the way. There were ruthless outlaws, crooked lawmen, thieves, traitors, and more. Even Marshal Matt Dillon gets in on the action!
You’ll see lots of INSP favorite stars well represented here, including Gary Cooper, Audie Murphy, John Wayne, James Stewart, James Arness, and other familiar faces.
Hang on and get ready for all the bullets blazing, fists flying, fight-for-your-life mayhem—every Sunday night at 8PM ET in the month of June.
SUN JUNE 4
8PM ET: Man of the West
SUN JUNE 11
8PM ET: Gunpoint
SUN JUNE 18
8PM ET: Rio Lobo
SUN JUNE 25
8PM ET: Night Passage
10PM ET: Gunsmoke: Snow Train Part 1
11PM ET: Gunsmoke: Snow Train Part 2
Spend a Whole Weekend with Clint Walker!
Make it a Clint Walker weekend! INSP fans know and love this larger-than-life Western star. From 1955-1963, Clint played Cheyenne Bodie, a cowboy with a heart who traveled from town to town dispensing justice and fighting only when necessary.
Since Cheyenne was wildly popular, it blazed a trail for Westerns on television and soon Clint Walker became a household name. Whether he’s a lawman, farmer, scout, trapper, or veteran, Clint’s characters always stand up for what they believe in and do their best. Clint shines in these roles, whether he’s up against angry Sioux, ruthless bandits, Mexican revolutionaries, down and dirty lawbreakers—or a vicious grizzly bear!
So, that’s why we’re delighted to get our viewers In Like Clint—with movies to enjoy for a full weekend. You’ll laugh…you’ll cry… you’ll clamor for more (and you’ll get it)—all weekend long!
FRI JUNE 2
8PM ET: Yellowstone Kelly
SAT JUNE 3
8PM ET: Gold of the Seven Saints
10PM ET: The Night of the Grizzly
2PM ET: Hardcase
3:30PM ET: Yuma
All You Need is Audie
WWII veteran, highly decorated soldier, beloved star of Westerns—was there anything Audie Murphy couldn’t do?
Audie Murphy was—and always will be—marvelous. INSP airs his movies, and his diehard INSP fans turn up to watch in droves. Now that’s what we call loyalty!
There are lots of reasons for Murphy’s enduring allure. His quiet strength, deep well of courage, and endless fortitude made him a hero—and an actor that we could all identify with and cheer on. Whether he’s playing a suspected horse thief, gunslinger, lawman, or Cavalry commander, there’s no doubt he’ll overcome any obstacle—and vanquish his enemies.
Since Audie’s birthday is this month (June 20th), we’re celebrating him with his very own weekend of movies.
Spend the weekend watching these thrill-a-minute Western classics and you’ll agree: there’s nobody better than The Marvelous Mr. Murphy!
FRI JUNE 9
SAT JUNE 10
8PM ET: Gunsmoke
9:30PM ET: Six Black Horses
12AM ET: Column South
Two Rollicking Westerns—Four Favorite Stars!
What’s better than learning that your favorite singer is also an entertaining actor? Watching four great singers turn in solid acting performances in two enjoyable movies.
First, you’ll spend a couple of hours in the presence of the late King himself: Elvis Presley, in a dramatic, non-singing role. He’s a bad guy trying to walk from his life of crime…but his evil boss won’t let him get away.
Then, spend some time with Travis Tritt, and two late great singers/actors who are gone but not forgotten: Kenny Rogers and Naomi Judd. When a newlywed couple gets caught in the middle of a bank robbery, the robbers kidnap the bride and take off. Now, the groom seeks the help of a ruthless bounty hunter (a man with his own reasons for finding these thieves) and hopes to find his wife alive.
These singers-turned-gunslingers do not disappoint! So, join us for two rollicking Westerns and see another side of four great stars, all obviously blessed with talent in more ways than one. It’s a delightful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
2PM ET: Charro!
4PM ET: Rio Diablo
A Jolt of Joel Fixes Everything
What does every Western fan need to make their Sunday afternoon better? ANSWER: a Joel of Joel—Joel McCrea, of course!
Handsome, rugged, and thoroughly likable, McCrea was known as one of the great actors of American Westerns. His versatility and charm also make him beloved as a leading man in dramas, comedies, romances, war stories, and adventure tales. But his personal preference was for Westerns!
Whether he’s a reluctant lawman, wild stallion tamer, escaped convict, or cowboy, Joel has courage, conviction—and the determination to succeed.
Root for Joel McCrea as he fights the crooked and the cruel, the surly and the dangerous, or the greedy and the land-grabbing. His movies are truly enjoyable and each one has just the right combination of Wild West flavor—and pulse-pounding adventures.
All that and they’ve got zero calories, nothing artificial added, and are 100% caffeine free (but full of your weekend dose of thrills). So come and get your Jolt of Joel!
SAT JUNE 17
8PM ET: Wichita
9:30PM ET: Black Horse Canyon
12AM ET: Colorado Territory
2PM ET: The Virginian
Hit the Trail Every Saturday…
The jingle of spurs. The creak of oiled leather. From gunslingers to saloon singers, the Old West is alive and well on INSP. Best keep your remote at hand and be quick on the draw. The action keeps coming every Saturday with all the Western stars you love. So, start your weekend off right—with hot coffee, some grub, and INSP. Western action starts at 9AM ET. Now, let’s ride!