Film Four & Film Four +1 02-06-09

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(last updated Tue 02 Jun 2009, 05:25 BST)

11.00am The Dark Corner (U) 1946 A private eye is released after serving a prison sentence for a crime he did not commit. When he thinks someone is trying to kill him, he becomes convinced the real perpetrator is his old lawyer. But when the attorney turns up dead, the detective becomes the prime suspect. Thriller, starring Mark Stevens, Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb and WilliamBendix

12.55pm In Old California (PG) 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

2.45pm The Million Pound Note (U) 1954 An eccentric multi-millionaire bets his equally rich brother that if a man is known to be wealthy, he can get by without ever spending any money, obtaining everything he needs on credit. To put this theory to the test, they give 1million to a penniless seaman, but instruct him never to spend it. Comedy adapted from a story by Mark Twain, starring Gregory Peck, Jane Griffiths, Joyce Grenfell and Wilfrid Hyde White
4.30pm Destination Moon (U) 1950 A private businessman pays for an expedition to the moon hoping to get there before the Russians only to find his rocket may not have enough fuel for the return journey. Sci-fi adventure, starring John Archer, Tom Powers and Warner Anderson

6.20pm The Core (12) 2003 A chain of bizarre and deadly incidents in several countries leads scientists to the conclusion that the Earth's core has stopped spinning. As chaos erupts around the world, experts hatch a plan to halt the destruction and save the human race but it involves venturing deep below the planet's surface to detonate a nuclear bomb. Sci-fi thriller, starring Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank , Stanley Tucci and DJ Qualls

9.00pm Sliding Doors (15) 1998 A London woman's entire life hinges on whether or not she catches a train. In one version of events, she gets the chance to start afresh and lead a happy new life, but in another, she is stuck supporting her lazy, unfaithful boyfriend. Comedy drama, presenting two parallel stories featuring the same character. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah and John Lynch

10.55pm Hotel Rwanda (12) 2004 During the days of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, a hotelier shelters hundreds of Tutsi refugees from Hutu extremists embarking on a campaign of mass murder. Drama, starring Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Nick Nolte and Jean Reno

1.15am Grave of the Fireflies (12) 1988 Two Japanese children are left to fend for themselves during World War Two after their mother is killed in an air raid. While a distant aunt takes them in, they soon come into conflict with her and run away. However, while they enjoy their taste of freedom at first, the harsh realities of their predicament soon take hold. Animated drama, with the voices of Tsutomu Tatsumi and Ayano Shiraishi

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