Coming up on Saturday at the described movies: True Grit and The Desperate Hours.

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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 True Grit from 1969, and The Desperate Hours from 1955.
True Grit is a 1969 American Western film directed by Henry Hathaway, starring John Wayne as U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn, Glen Campbell as La Boeuf, and Kim Darby as Mattie Ross.
A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian Territory.
It is the first film adaptation of Charles Portis' 1968 novel of the same name.
The screenplay was written by Marguerite Roberts.
Wayne won an Oscar for his performance in the film and reprised his character for the 1975 sequel Rooster Cogburn.
Historians believe Cogburn was based on Deputy U.S. Marshal Heck Thomas, who brought in some of the toughest outlaws.
The cast also features Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Jeff Corey and Strother Martin.
The title song, sung by Campbell, was also Oscar-nominated.
A new film adaptation of the original book was released in 2010, starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, and Josh Brolin.
Directed by: Henry Hathaway.
Screenplay by: Marguerite Roberts.
Based on: True Grit by Charles Portis.
Produced by: Hal B. Wallis.
Starring: John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Robert Duvall, Jeff Corey, Dennis Hopper, Strother Martin, H.W. Gim, and John Fiedler.
Cinematography: Lucien Ballard.
Edited by: Warren Low.
Music by: Elmer Bernstein.
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures.
Release dates: 12 June 1969 (Premiere (Little Rock, AR)), and 13 June 1969 (Los Angeles).
File Length: 129 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Box office: $31.1 million.
The Desperate Hours is a 1955 film noir starring Humphrey Bogart and Fredric March.
It was produced and directed by William Wyler and based on the 1954 novel and 1955 play of the same name, written by Joseph Hayes, which were loosely built on actual events.
The film takes place on the Northside of Indianapolis and took great pains to be accurate as to street names and locations within the city and Indiana in general.
Three escaped convicts move in on and terrorize a suburban household.
The original Broadway production had actor Paul Newman in the Bogart role, but he was passed over for the movie because Bogart was a much bigger star.
The character of Glenn Griffin was made older in the script so Bogart could play the part.
Bogart said he viewed the story as "Duke Mantee grown up."
Spencer Tracy was originally cast as Daniel Hilliard.
Although he and Bogart were very good friends, both insisted on top billing, and Tracy eventually withdrew from the picture.
Fredric March replaced Tracy.
The Desperate Hours was the first black-and-white film in VistaVision, Paramount's wide-screen process.
The house used in the final seasons of the television series Leave It to Beaver was used for exterior shots of the Hilliards' home.
In 1956, Joseph Hayes won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Motion Picture Screenplay.
Directed by: William Wyler.
Screenplay by: Joseph Hayes, and Jay Dratler.
Based on 1954 novel The Desperate Hours, and 1955 play The Desperate Hours by Joseph Hayes.
Produced by: William Wyler.
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, and Fredric March.
Cinematography: Lee Garmes.
Edited by: Robert Swink.
Music by: Gail Kubik, and Daniele Amfitheatrof (uncredited).
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures.
Release date: 5 October 1955.
File Length: 108 minutes.
Language: English.
Budget: $2,388,000 (estimated).
Box office: $2.5 million (US).
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