FilmFour & Film Four +1 21.12.07
Astra 2D at 28.2E - 10729 V SYM:22000 FEC 5/6
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13:00 The Gentle se'x (1941)
Second World War documentary-style morale booster, directed by Leslie Howard, that emphasised the role of women on the home front by following the fortunes of seven very different females, who all join the A.T.S. on the same day. The story follows them through basic training to their eventual postings, when they are reunited at an anti-aircraft station.
14:55 The Million Pound Note (1953)
Charming satire based on a short story by Mark Twain in which penniless American Henry Adams is given a million pound note and instructed to live on it for a month without spending any of it. Attitudes towards him change overnight, but will he be any happier?
16:35 Timberjack (1955)
Based on the novel by Dan Cushman, this Western directed by Joseph Kane sees Sterling Hayden playing Tim Chipman, an honest lumberman who returns home to find his father murdered. Chipman gets his own back by setting the family timber company against ruthless competitor Croft Brunner. It seems that Brunner is also a rival for the heart of saloon keeper Lynne Tilton, but she is won over to Chipman's side when she discovers that Brunner was also responsible for the death of her father.
18:20 George Clooney on Leatherheads (Documentary)
George Clooney talks about Leatherheads, which he directs and stars in, a comedy about the birth of professional American football in the roaring 20s.
18:30 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954)
Disney-made adventure based closely on the original Jules Verne story of a 'sea monster' which causes chaos amongst 19th-century San Francisco mariners. When a government warship investigates, the 'monster' attacks, leaving just three survivors who are picked up by the creature - which turns out to be a submarine captained by a demented fanatic whose masterplan is to establish an undersea nation.
21:00 The Abyss (1989)
After Aliens, James Cameron took to the ocean's depths for this sci-fi thriller. Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio star as a Bud and Lindsey Brigman, a husband-and-wife team running the rescue rig that's trying to get to a nuclear submarine that's gone down on the lip of one of the deepest sea trenches. But when psychotic Navy SEAL commander Lt Hiram Coffey launches a nuclear warhead into the trench, they discover they are not alone...
23:45 Beneath The Planet of The Apes (1970)
Violent sequel to the Darwinian nightmare. Apes have inherited the Earth, driving people underground. But the humans have got their stinking paws on a nuclear bomb.
01:30 Run Lola Run (1998)
Lola's boyfriend is a small-time courier for a big-time gangster, and when things go wrong for him, Lola has just 20 minutes to get 100,000 Deutschmarks across the city or he's dead. Tom Tykwer's whirlwind thriller sees her running against the clock, delayed by bums, nuns, babies and guns, and each slap of her feet sees another second tick away as the tiniest choices become life-changing decisions.