Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Captains Courageous and The Hunchback of Notre Dame

From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 5pm Saturday in NZ, 3pm in Sydney and 4am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described Movies: Captains Courageous from 1937 and The Hunchback of Notre Dame from 1939.
Captains Courageous is a 1937 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer adventure film.
Based on the 1897 novel of the same name by Rudyard Kipling, the film had its world premiere at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles.
It was produced by Louis D. Lighton and directed by Victor Fleming.
Filmed in black and white, Captains Courageous was advertised by MGM as a coming-of-age classic with exciting action sequences.
Backgrounds and exteriors for the film, which updated the story's setting to the mid-1920s, were shot on location in Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Shelburne, Nova Scotia in Canada, and Gloucester, Massachusetts in the United States.
Directed by: Victor Fleming.
Written by: John Lee Mahin, Marc Connelly, and Dale Van Every.
Based on: Captains Courageous 1897 novel: by Rudyard Kipling.
Produced by: Louis D. Lighton.
Starring: Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, and Melvyn Douglas.
Cinematography: Harold Rosson.
Edited by: Elmo Veron.
Music by: Franz Waxman.
Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Distributed by: Loew's Inc.
Release date: 11 May 1937.
File Length: 116 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $1,645,000.
Box office: $3,133,000.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1939 American romantic drama film starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O'Hara.
Directed by William Dieterle and produced by Pandro S. Berman, the film is based on Victor Hugo's 1831 novel.
Directed by: William Dieterle.
Screenplay by: Sonya Levien, and Bruno Frank (adaptation).
Based on: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo.
Produced by: Pandro S. Berman.
Starring: Charles Laughton, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell, Maureen O'Hara, Edmond O'Brien, Alan Marshal, and Walter Hampden.
Cinematography: Joseph H. August A.S.C.
Edited by: William Hamilton, and Robert Wise.
Music by: Alfred Newman (musical adaptation and original composition).
Production Company: RKO Radio Pictures.
Distributed by: RKO Radio Pictures.
Release date: 29 December 1939.
File Length: 116 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $1,826,000.
Box office: $3,155,000.
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