Film Four 23-09-08.

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FilmFour (last updated Tue 23 Sep 2008, 05:25 BST)


1.00pm
Innocents in Paris (PG) 1953 A series of stuffy British tourists have their horizons broadened during a visit to the French capital and some lucky travellers even find romance. Promising vintage comedy that is, unfortunately, only sporadically funny. Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, Jimmy Edwards, Claire Bloom, Laurence Harvey and Ronald Shiner are among the top-drawer cast bringing a touch of class to proceedings (888)

2.50pm
The Way Ahead (U) 1944 A group of slipshod British Army recruits face a testing time as they undergo a tough training regimen aimed at whipping them into shape to fight in World War Two. Stirring documentary-style drama originally intended as a training film. David Niven, Stanley Holloway, Raymond Huntley, William Hartnell, John Laurie and James Donald star. Peter Ustinov co-wrote the script, which was adapted from a tale by Eric Ambler (888)

5.05pm
How to Marry a Millionaire (U) 1953 Fabulous comedy, starring Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall as gorgeous gold-diggers who rent a luxurious New York apartment as part of a scheme to get their claws into wealthy husbands. The men caught up in their dastardly trap include William Powell, Cameron Mitchell, David Wayne, Rory Calhoun and Fred Clark (888)

7.00pm
Pineapple Express Special Seth Rogen, James Franco and Danny McBride discuss their roles in the new comedy Pineapple Express, produced by Judd Apatow

7.05pm
The Lost World (U) 1960 Claude Rains plays an egocentric Edwardian professor who sets out to prove his theory that dinosaurs still exist in the Amazon. Michael Rennie, Richard Haydn, David Hedison and Jill St John also star in this often thrilling prehistoric adventure, based on Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel

9.00pm
Clear and Present Danger (12) 1994 Harrison Ford reprises his role from Patriot Games as CIA analyst Jack Ryan, this time getting involved in the Colombian drugs trade while trying to track down terrorists responsible for murdering a prominent senator but his investigations lead him to illegal actions at the very top of government. Action-packed thriller, also starring Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer and James Earl Jones (888)

11.40pm
Pickup on South Street (PG) 1953 Recently released convict Skip McCoy (Richard Widmark) picks the pockets of a woman, not realising she is a courier for the Communist underground, and inadvertently comes into possession of secret espionage plans. Skip gets out of his depth as romance blossoms between him and his victim, and the pair become embroiled in a complex Cold War plot. Crime thriller, also starring Jean Peters and Thelma Ritter (888)

1.25am
Scream 2 (18) 1997 Writer Kevin Williamson and director Wes Craven re-teamed for this sequel to witty horror Scream. Another serial killer adopts the ghost mask and embarks on a campaign of murder, while survivors of the first film Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette attempt to get to the bottom of the terrifying mystery. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jamie Kennedy are among the potential victims (888)

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