Film Four & Film Four +1 30-07-08.

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There's No Business Like Show Business (U) 1954 Ethel Merman and Dan Dailey play the showbiz parents of the vaudevillian Donahue family, whose children seem to be drifting away from the family tradition one of their sons choosing the priesthood over the stage while another is distracted by his infatuation with chorus singer Marilyn Monroe. Donald O'Connor and Johnnie Ray also star in this musical, with songs by Irving Berlin (888)

Up Periscope (U) 1959 James Garner stars in this World War Two adventure as a quick-witted underwater demolition expert ordered to steal a vital Japanese code book from a Pacific island. Edmond O'Brien co-stars as his strict commander, while Andra Martin and Alan Hale Jnr provide further
support (888)

Dunston Checks In (PG) 1996 Jason Alexander stars in this riotous family comedy as Robert Grant, the manager of a luxurious New York hotel who is eager to spend some quality time with his two young sons. When Robert's boss discovers her establishment is being considered for a six-star rating, and an undercover inspection is imminent, the ruthless proprietor orders him to ensure things run smoothly. The arrival of new guest Lord Rutledge (Rupert Everett) leads Robert to mistakenly assume he is there to assess the facility. What he doesn't realise is that the snooty English peer is actually a skilled jewel thief who has brought along an orang-utan to be his partner in crime, and the discovery of the mischievous primate by Robert's children turns the respected hotel into a three-ring circus. Faye Dunaway, Eric Lloyd and Paul Reubens co-star (888)

When Eight Bells Toll (PG) 1971 A Navy intelligence agent poses as a biologist to investigate the theft of millions of pounds worth of gold bullion, stolen from ships off the British coast. However, his enquiries are met with hostility, especially when he sets his sights on a Greek tycoon who he suspects may be operating as a modern-day pirate. Slow-paced thriller that fails to grip, starring Anthony Hopkins, Robert Morley and Jack Hawkins. Based on a novel by Alistair MacLean (888)

Team America: World Police (15) 2004 The classic Thunderbirds TV series provides inspiration for this controversial puppet satire, created and voiced by South Park masterminds Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The action follows a team of heroic do-gooders who spend their days battling evil wherever it lurks but the machinations of devious terrorists and the protests of righteous Hollywood actors prove a considerable challenge (888)

Beautiful Thing (15) 1995 Acclaimed coming-of-age drama, following the tentative relationship that develops between two very different gay teenagers. Jamie (Glen Berry) is a shy outsider living with his brassy single mother, while Ste (Scott Neal), is popular at school but regularly on the receiving end of violence from his father and brother at home. With Linda Henry, Meera Syal and Ben Daniels (888)

Wild Strawberries (PG) 1957 An elderly professor embarks on a journey with his daughter-in-law, prompting him to drive across Sweden while reflecting on his life. Ingmar Bergman's Oscar-nominated drama, starring veteran film director Victor Sjostrom, with Bibi Andersson and Ingrid Thulin

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