Film Four & Film Four +1 06-10-09

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The Red Pony[SUB]
A boy seeks solace from his feuding family through his friendship with his beloved pony, but when the animal dies his relationship with his father seems to be irreparably damaged. Drama based on a short story by John Steinbeck, starring Robert Mitchum, Myrna Loy and Peter MilesFilm/General Movie/Drama

The Barbarian and the Geisha[SUB]
The first American Consul to Japan in 1856 overcomes opposition from the Japanese authorities and is eventually permitted into Tokyo, where he falls in love with a geisha who teaches him how to adapt to her country's customs and protects him from harm. John Huston's romantic drama, starring John Wayne, Eiko Ando and Sam JaffeFilm/General Movie/Drama

The Black Swan[SUB]
Notorious pirate Henry Morgan is made governor of Jamaica, and offers other buccaneers the choice of giving up their lawless ways or facing justice. Two rogues refuse to toe the line, so Morgan's trusted ally James Waring is sent to track them down, but has other things on his mind - namely winning the daughter of the previous governor away from her duplicitous fiance. High-seas adventure, with Tyrone Power, Laird Cregar, George Sanders, Maureen O'Hara and Anthony QuinnFilm/Adventure/War

The Way West[SUB]
A senator leads a band of settlers on an arduous journey across the great plains of 19th-century America. However, they are endangered by Indian reprisals when one of the pioneers accidentally shoots a child. Luckily, the veteran politician's ingenuity saves the day. Western, starring Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Lola Albright, Michael Witney, Richard Widmark and Sally Field in her big-screen debutFilm/Western

Silver Streak
An exhausted publisher boards a train from Los Angeles to Chicago in the hope of getting away from the stresses of work, but ends up involved in a murder plot and the schemes of a dastardly master forger. Comedy thriller, starring Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Patrick McGoohan and Jill ClayburghFilm/Comedy

The Departed[SUB AD]
An undercover cop infiltrates the inner circle of a feared Boston mobster, unaware a senior fellow officer is an informant on the gangster's payroll. When the crooks and the police both realise there is a mole in their ranks, the two detectives are in sudden danger and must try to expose each other. Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning thriller, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark WahlbergFilm/Detective/Thriller

The Blair Witch Project[SUB]
Three film students head into the American backwoods to make a documentary about the fabled Blair Witch. There proves to be more to the urban legend than meets the eye, and as night falls they find themselves in very real danger. Horror, presented as the camcorder footage the characters shot during their investigation, starring Heather Donahue, Michael Williams and Joshua LeonardFilm/Horror

The Believer
A neo-Nazi tries to conceal his Jewish background from his fellow skinheads, while inciting a campaign of violence against the `enemy' - but as events escalate, his hidden past comes to the fore. Psychological drama, starring Ryan Gosling, Billy Zane, Summer Phoenix and Glenn FitzgeraldFilm/General Movie/Drama