Film Four & Film Four +1 05-05-09

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FilmFour (last updated Tue 05 May 2009, 05:25 BST)

1.00pm In Old California
1942 A Boston pharmacist joins the California gold rush. However, when he arrives in Sacramento, the crooked brothers who run the town take an instant dislike to him, and frame him by poisoning his medical supplies. Rejected by the people, he plans to leave but when the town is hit by an epidemic, he resolves to save those who turned on him. Western, starring John Wayne, Binnie Barnes, Albert Dekker, Helen Parrish and Edgar Kennedy

2.55pm The Eve of St Mark
1944 A man's romance is brought to an abrupt halt when he is drafted to fight in World War Two. Assigned to the Philippines, he ends up stuck on a small and desolate island but receiving a series of letters from his love back home give him the will to survive. Drama, starring William Eythe and Anne Baxter, alongside Michael O'Shea and Vincent Price

4.50pm Three Coins in the Fountain
1954 Three American women embark on a romantic adventure in Rome and throw coins into the city's Trevi Fountain in the hope of meeting the men of their dreams. Drama, starring Dorothy McGuire, Maggie McNamara, Jean Peters, Clifton Webb, Louis Jourdan, Rossano Brazzi and Cathleen Nesbitt

6.50pm Mighty Joe Young
1998 A gentle giant gorilla is moved from his jungle home to Los Angeles, where he escapes from a wildlife reserve and runs amok in the city, leaving a group of concerned human pals facing a race against time to save him from harm. Family adventure, starring Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Sherbedgia and Regina King

9.00pm Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
2003 The captain of a British warship engages in a tense battle of wits and an escalating test of nerves with his French counterpart in Brazilian waters during the Napoleonic wars. His pursuit of the enemy leads his crew on a dangerous journey around South America. Seafaring drama, adapted from Patrick O'Brian's novel, starring Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany and Billy Boyd

11.35pm The Motorcycle Diaries
2004 Fact-based drama, chronicling the travels of a young Che Guevara. In 1952, the future revolutionary is a medical student who plans to serve his residency in a leper colony. Seeking a little excitement along the way, he and a friend decide to travel to the colony by motorbike, a journey that will take them across South America. However, both men are changed forever by the things they see along the way. Starirng Gael Garcia Bernal, Rodrigo de la Serna, Mia Maestro and Gustavo Bueno

2.00am Dumplings
2004 A mysterious cook prepares recipes that hold the secret to eternal youth. An ageing former TV star, terrified that her husband may have an affair, seeks out the chef to restore her beauty. However, when the results don't work as fast as she'd hoped, the desperate wife tampers with the recipe, leading to some disturbing side effects. Horror, starring Ling Bai, Miriam Yeung Chin Wah and Tony Leung Ka Fai

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