Film Four & Film Four +1: 17-10-2012.

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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

12:40That Touch of Mink[SUB AD]A sophisticated millionaire businessman goes in passionate pursuit of a strait-laced secretary. She is also attracted to him, but is saving herself for marriage while he only wants a casual affair. However, she remains convinced he is the man for her and tries to change his ways. Romantic comedy, starring Cary Grant, Doris Day, Gig Young, John Astin and Audrey MeadowsFilm/Comedy

14:35The History of Mr Polly[SUB BW]A daydreaming Victorian clerk comes into a large inheritance, which he invests in setting himself up as a gentlemen's outfitter. However, his lacklustre business and hasty marriage to a crabby harridan only bring unhappiness, so he begins to make desperate plans to escape. Period comedy based on HG Wells' novel, starring John Mills, Betty Ann Davies, Sally Ann Howes and Finlay CurrieFilm/Comedy

16:35Shenandoah[SUB HD]A Virginian farmer is left to raise seven children after his wife dies. He tries to keep his family out of the American Civil War, but when Union troops abduct his son, and his son-in-law enlists with the Confederates, he is unable to maintain his neutral stance and is dragged into the conflict. Western, starring James Stewart, Doug McClure, Rosemary Forsyth, Katharine Ross and Patrick WayneFilm/Western

18:40Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief[SUB HD]A teenager is shocked to discover he is the son of Greek god Poseidon and has been accused of stealing Zeus's lightning bolt. The youngster is given 14 days to find the culprit and return the missing item before the furious deity instigates an apocalyptic war. Fantasy adventure, starring Logan Lerman, Pierce Brosnan, Brandon T Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel, Sean Bean and Steve CooganFilm/Adventure/Fantasy

21:00The King of Comedy[SUB HD]A lonely would-be stand-up comic is desperate to become a celebrity, an ambition that has left him with a tenuous grip on reality. After a fleeting encounter with his chat-show host hero, he imagines they have become friends. However, when the presenter refuses to endorse his career, the comic resorts to kidnapping him and hijacking the show. Martin Scorsese's black comedy, starring Robert De Niro and Jerry LewisFilm/Comedy

23:10Four Brothers[SUB HD]When their adoptive mother is killed in a robbery, her four sons reunite and swear vengeance on the murderers. But the background to her apparently random death turns out to be more complex than it first appeared, as the trail leads to corrupt cops and a notorious local gang boss. Thriller, starring Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin, Garrett Hedlund, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Terrence HowardFilm/Detective/Thriller

01:20This Boy's Life[SUB HD]A teenager's mother marries a seemingly kind man who turns out to be a tyrannical thug. She vows to stick with her choice in the desperate hope that he will improve their lives, despite his tendency to resort to violent and abusive methods to cow both of them into submission. Drama set in the 1950s, based on the memoir by Tobias Wolff and starring Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen BarkinFilm/General Movie/Drama