Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Hello, Dolly and Road to Bali.

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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 Hello, Dolly from 1969, and Road to Bali from 1952.
Hello, Dolly! is a 1969 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 1964 Broadway production of the same name, which was based on Thornton Wilder's play The Matchmaker.
Directed by Gene Kelly and written and produced by Ernest Lehman, the film stars Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Danny Lockin, Tommy Tune, Fritz Feld, Marianne McAndrew, E. J. Peaker, and Louis Armstrong (whose recording of the title tune had become a number-one single in May 1964).
The film follows the story of Dolly Levi, a strong-willed matchmaker who travels to Yonkers, New York to find a match for the miserly "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder.
In doing so, she convinces his niece, his niece's intended and Horace's two clerks to travel to New York.
Released on 16 December 1969, by 20th Century Fox, the film won three Academy Awards for Best Art Direction, Best Score of a Musical Picture and Best Sound and was nominated for a further four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Although the film eventually broke even, it was not a commercial success.
Directed by: Gene Kelly.
Screenplay by: Ernest Lehman.
Based on: Hello, Dolly! by Michael Stewart, The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder Einen Jux will er sich machen by Johann Nestroy, and A Day Well Spent by John Oxenford.
Produced by: Ernest Lehman.
Starring: Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, and Louis Armstrong.
Cinematography: Harry Stradling.
Edited by: William Reynolds.
Music by: Jerry Herman (music and lyrics) Score adaptation: Lennie Hayton, and Lionel Newman.
Production Company: Chenault Productions.
Distributed by 20th Century Fox.
Release date: 16 December 1969.
File Length: 146 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $25 million.
Box office: $26 million.
Road to Bali is a 1952 American comedy film directed by Hal Walker and starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour.
Released by Paramount Pictures on 19 November 1952, the film is the sixth of the seven Road to … movies.
It was the only entry in the series filmed in Technicolor and was the first to feature surprise cameo appearances from other well-known stars of the day.
Directed by: Hal Walker.
Screenplay by: Frank Butler, Hal Kanter, and William Morrow.
Story by: Frank Butler , and Harry Tugend.
Produced by: Daniel Dare, and Harry Tugend.
Starring: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour.
Cinematography: George Barnes.
Edited by: Archie Marshek.
Music by: Joseph J. Lilley.
Colour process: Technicolor.
Production companies: Bing Crosby Productions, and Hope Enterprises.
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures (1952-1980), and Columbia Pictures (1980-current).
Release date: 19 November 1952.
File Length: 91 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Box office: $3 million (USA), and 43,450 admissions (France).
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