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

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The History of Mr Polly (U) 1949 A timid Victorian draper's assistant is forced to re-evaluate his life by his irritating wife. He finally makes the momentous decision to strike out on his own, but his grand adventure suffers a few false starts. When he does look set to finally get going, he struggles to leave the past behind. Period comedy, based on HG Wells' novel, starring John Mills, Sally Ann Howes, Megs Jenkins and Finlay Currie (888)

The Spanish Gardener (U) 1956 An insecure diplomat becomes jealous of his son's friendship with their Spanish groundsman. As his concern grows, he vows to take drastic steps to put an end to their relationship but his foolhardy actions lead to tragedy. Drama based on the novel by AJ Cronin, starring Dirk Bogarde, Michael Hordern, Jon Whiteley, Cyril Cusack and Geoffrey Keen (888)

The Men (PG) 1950 A paralysed war veteran struggles to adjust to his new way of life with help from his doctor, fiancee and fellow patients. Drama, starring Marlon Brando in his film debut, alongside Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane and Jack Webb (888)

The Sons of Katie Elder (U) 1965 Four wandering brothers return home for their mother's funeral, and seek revenge on the man who took the family ranch and killed their father. Western, starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Earl Holliman, Michael Anderson Jr, George Kennedy and Dennis Hopper

Holy Man (PG) 1998 A TV evangelist is hired to boost the ratings of a downmarket shopping channel but as viewing figures soar and the preacher's fame grows, he begins to realise he is betraying his principles. Satirical comedy, starring Eddie Murphy, Jeff Goldblum, Kelly Preston, Robert Loggia and Jon Cryer

There's Something About Mary (15) 1998 A lovelorn man has never got over his high-school sweetheart Mary since their one disastrous date, so hires a sleazy private eye to track her down. However, the detective also falls for the woman in question, and it soon emerges there are a few more men out there competing for her affections. Comedy from the Farrelly brothers, starring Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, Matt Dillon and Lee Evans (888)

The Navigators (15) 2001 The privatisation of British rail has a devastating effect on the lives of Yorkshire railway workers, who struggle to adapt to their new employers' methods of working, while others find their livelihood itself under threat. Drama, starring Joe Duttine and Tom Craig

1.30am The Long Day Closes (PG) 1992 Director Terence Davies' semi-autobiographical drama, about a lonely post-war childhood in Liverpool. A montage of evocative snapshots recalls the confusion of a boy on the brink of adolescence and his escape into the world of movies. Starring Marjorie Yates, Leigh McCormack, Anthony Watson and Nicholas Lamont (888)

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