Film Four 15-09-08.

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The Left Hand of God (U) 1955 Humphrey Bogart stars as an American pilot who poses as a Catholic priest to evade capture by his former employer in postwar China. Drama, based on the novel by William E Barrett, with Gene Tierney, Lee J Cobb, EG Marshall and Agnes Moorehead (888)

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)

The Girl Can't Help It (U) 1956 Rock 'n' roll comedy, with musical performances by Fats Domino, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, The Platters and Julie London dominating the plot about a theatrical agent's attempts to propel a gangster's girlfriend to stardom. Jayne Mansfield and Tom Ewell star

Ladies in Lavender (12) 2004 Two ageing spinsters living peacefully in Cornwall have their lives thrown into turmoil when a handsome Polish castaway is washed up on the shore sparking a reawakening of long-dormant feelings. Emotional drama, starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Daniel Bruhl, and directed by Charles Dance

Forrest Gump (12) 1994 Comedy drama, starring Tom Hanks as the simple soul who acts as a living advertisement for the American Dream, bumbling through a bizarre series of adventures which lead to him becoming a football star, national hero and millionaire businessman. Robert Zemeckis's emotional and often humorous tale also stars Sally Field, Robin Wright Penn and Gary Sinise (888)

Teaching Mrs Tingle (15) 1999 High school student Leigh Ann needs to finish top of her class in order to win a University scholarship, but faces an immovable obstacle in the shape of history teacher Mrs Tingle, who doesn't think her work up to scratch. When Leigh Ann is falsely accused of cheating on an exam, she resorts to desperate measures, kidnapping Mrs Tingle to try and force her to change her mind. Comedy thriller, starring Helen Mirren, Katie Holmes and Jeffrey Tambor

Prick Up Your Ears (18) 1987 Gary Oldman gives an incredibly powerful performance in this energetic biopic of celebrated Sixties playwright Joe Orton, which concentrates on his turbulent relationship with lover, early collaborator and eventual murderer Kenneth Halliwell. Written by Alan Bennett and based on John Lahr's biography, with an all-star cast including Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave, Frances Barber and Wallace Shawn

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