Film Four & Film Four +1: 12-10-11

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11:00The Tall Stranger[SUB]
A Union soldier struggles to recover from a violent encounter with a gang of lawless cattle rustlers, but his recuperation is cut short as he works to ensure the safety of a group of Confederate homesteaders journeying north at the end of the Civil War. Western based on a novel by Louis L'Amour, starring Joel McCrea, Virginia Mayo, Michael Ansara and Michael PateFilm/Western

12:40Blood Alley[SUB HD]
An American merchant navy captain is freed from a communist prison by Chinese villagers, and in return he agrees to smuggle them to Hong Kong on board an old rickety ferry - with merciless soldiers of the Red Army in pursuit. Action adventure, starring John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Anita Ekberg and Paul FixFilm/Adventure

15:00The Four Feathers[SUB]
A 19th-century British military officer resigns his commission just as his unit goes into battle in the Sudan, and is accused of cowardice as a result. In a bid to redeem himself, he volunteers as an undercover agent. Zoltan Korda's adaptation of AEW Mason's adventure novel, starring John Clements, June Duprez, Ralph Richardson, C Aubrey Smith and Jack AllenFilm/Adventure/War

17:15The Quiller Memorandum[SUB HD]
Two British spies based in 1960s Berlin are murdered, seemingly by a mysterious neo-Nazi organisation. The secret service drafts in an American agent to investigate the killings and uncover the identity of the leader of the extremist group. Thriller, starring George Segal, Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow and George Sanders, with a script by Harold PinterFilm/Detective/Thriller

19:20California Man[SUB HD]
Two high-school students accidentally unearth a frozen Stone Age caveman in their backyard. They decide to thaw him out and show him off around town. Unfortunately, their ticket to cool starts to run out of control and cause mayhem all over the state. Teen comedy, starring Brendan Fraser, Sean Astin, Pauly Shore, Megan Ward and Mariette HartleyFilm/Comedy

21:00Beverly Hills Cop III[SUB HD]
Maverick cop Axel Foley returns to Los Angeles when an investigation into a colleague's murder leads him to a Hollywood theme park. He enlists the help of old ally Rosewood to prove the resort is a cover for a major counterfeiting ring connected to a terrorist conspiracy. Comedy adventure sequel, starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Theresa Randle and Bronson PinchotFilm/Comedy

23:05Pushing Tin[SUB]
A fastidious air traffic controller thrives on his high-pressure working environment and applies the same no-room-for-error approach to his personal life. However, his status as the best in the business is threatened by a laid-back new arrival and his wife, sparking adulterous passion and a deadly showdown. Comedy drama, starring John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Angelina Jolie and Cate BlanchettFilm/Comedy/General Movie/Drama

01:25Little Red Flowers[HD]
Rebellious four-year-old Qiang is sent to a residential school by his busy parents, where he struggles to fit in to the strictly regimented environment, constantly standing up to his teachers while secretly craving their approval. His defiance of authority quickly spreads to his fellow pupils, but when an attempted uprising ends badly, he finds himself increasingly ostracised. Comedy drama, starring Bowen Dong and Yuanyuan Ning. In MandarinFilm/Comedy/General Movie/Drama