Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and the African Queen.

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From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 6pm Saturday in NZ, 4pm in Sydney and 5am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies Gunfight at the O.K. Corral from 1957, and the African Queen from 1951.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral is a 1957 American Western film starring Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday, and loosely based on the actual event in 1881.
The film was directed by John Sturges from a screenplay written by novelist Leon Uris.
Directed by: John Sturges.
Screenplay by: Leon Uris.
Based on: The Killer 1954 article Holiday Magazine: by George Scullin.
Produced by: Hal B. Wallis.
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet, and John Ireland.
Cinematography: Charles B. Lang Jr.
Edited by: Warren Low.
Music by: Dimitri Tiomkin.
Lyrics by : Ned Washington
main title: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral sung by: Frankie Laine.
Colour process: Technicolor.
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures.
Release date: 29 May 1957 (New York).
File Length: 122 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $2 million.
Box office: $10.7 million.
The African Queen is a 1951 British-American adventure film adapted from the 1935 novel of the same name by C. S. Forester.
An English spinster, Rose is the sister of a missionary, Rev. Samuel Sayer.
The two Christian missionaries are in a remote African village with grass huts and a little wooden church, which is located somewhere deep in a German African colony during WWI near the Ulanga River.
The German war machine appears to brutally start burning the little straw hut village, killing the native women and children while kidnapping the African men, and just as quickly the German terror vanishes.
When the smoke clears from the burning village, all is in ruin.
The film was directed by John Huston and produced by Sam Spiegel and John Woolf.
The screenplay was adapted by James Agee, John Huston, John Collier, and Peter Viertel.
It was photographed in Technicolor by Jack Cardiff and has a music score by Allan Gray.
The film stars Humphrey Bogart (who won the Academy Award for Best Actor, his only Oscar) and Katharine Hepburn with Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Walter Gotell, Richard Marner and Theodore Bikel.
The African Queen was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1994, and the Library of Congress deemed it "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.".
Directed by: John Huston.
Screenplay by: John Huston, James Agee, Peter Viertel, and John Collier.
Based on: The African Queen: by : C. S. Forester.
Produced by: Sam Spiegel, and John Woolf (uncredited).
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, and Robert Morley.
Cinematography: Jack Cardiff.
Edited by: Ralph Kemplen.
Music by: Allan Gray.
Production Companies: Horizon Pictures, and Romulus Films.
Distributed by: United Artists (US) , and Independent Film Distributors (UK).
Release date: 26 December 1951 ( Fox Wilshire Theatre).
File Length: 107 minutes.
Countries: United States, and United Kingdom.
Languages: English, German, and Swahili.
Budget: $1 million.
Box office:$10,750,000.
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