Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Giant and Rainbow Valley.

From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 4pm Saturday in NZ, 2pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described Movies Giant from 1956 and Rainbow Valley from 1935.
Giant is a 1956 American epic Western drama film, directed by George Stevens from a screenplay adapted by Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat from Edna Ferber's 1952 novel.
The film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean and features Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Chill Wills, Mercedes McCambridge, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo, Rod Taylor, Elsa Cárdenas, and Earl Holliman.
Texan rancher Jordan "Bick" Benedict, Jr. (Rock Hudson) visits a Maryland farm to buy a prize horse.
While there he meets and falls in love with the owner's daughter Leslie (Dame Elizabeth Taylor), they are married immediately and return to his ranch.
The story of their family and its rivalry with cowboy and (later oil tycoon) Jett Rink (James Dean) unfolds across two generations.
Giant was the last of James Dean's three films as a leading actor and earned him his second and last Academy Award nomination – he was killed in a car crash before the film was released.
Nick Adams was called in to do some voice dubbing for Dean's role.
In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Directed by: George Stevens.
Screenplay by: Fred Guiol, and Ivan Moffat.
Based on: Giant 1952 novel by: Edna Ferber.
Produced by: George Stevens , and Henry Ginsberg.
Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Chill Wills, Mercedes McCambridge, Sal Mineo, Dennis Hopper, Elsa Cárdenas, and Earl Holliman.
Cinematography: William C. Mellor.
Edited by: William Hornbeck, Phil Anderson, and Fred Bohanan.
Music by: Dimitri Tiomkin.
Distributed by: Warner Bros.
Release dates: 10 October 1956 ( New York City) 24 November 1956 (United States).
File Length: 190 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $5.4 million.
Box office: $39 million.
Rainbow Valley is a 1935 American Western film released by Monogram Pictures, written by Lindsley Parsons, directed by Robert N. Bradbury, and starring John Wayne and Gabby Hayes.
Rainbow Valley needs a new road and newcomer John Martin agrees to build it.
Rogers is out to stop it and alters the town's petition to the Governor thereby obtaining the release of his boss Butch Galt.
John and Butch were cell mates in prison.
So, Butch gets John to agree to wreck the road and furnishes him with dynamite.
But dynamite is just what John needs to finish the work and he hopes to take care of Butch's gang at the same time.
Directed by: Robert N. Bradbury.
Written by: Lindsley Parsons.
Produced by: Paul Malvern.
Starring: John Wayne, and George "Gabby" Hayes.
Cinematography: William Hyer , and Archie Stout.
Edited by: Carl Pierson.
Distributed by: Monogram Pictures.
Release date:, 15 March 1935
File Length: 49 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
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