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FilmFour (last updated Mon 03 Aug 2009, 05:25 BST)

The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (U) 1939 An amateur football team take on Arsenal for a charity event, only for their star player to drop dead during the game. A dedicated Scotland Yard inspector steps in to investigate and becomes convinced the player was murdered but how remains a mystery. British thriller, starring Leslie Banks, Greta Gynt, Ian Maclean and Esmond Knight (888)

World for Ransom (PG) 1954 A mercenary adventurer gets caught up in a scheme to kidnap one of the world's most prominent nuclear scientists, and learns it has all been orchestrated by cunning foreign spies who have managed to get their hands on an atomic weapon and are demanding a hefty ransom for it. Thriller, starring Dan Duryea, Gene Lockhart, Patric Knowles and Reginald Denny (888)

Monte Carlo or Bust (PG) 1969 An unlikley group of characters battle to win the 1,500-mile Monte Carlo Rally, including a scheming businessman looking to win back half of the company he lost in a card game. Chase comedy, starring Tony Curtis, Terry-Thomas, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Susan Hampshire and Hattie Jacques (888)

Bus Stop (U) 1956 A cafe singer is romantically pursued by a love-struck rodeo cowboy who is determined to win her hand in marriage if only by persistence alone. Comedy drama, starring Marilyn Monroe and Don Murray, with Betty Field and Arthur O'Connell (888)

Elizabethtown (12) 2005 A shoe designer is driven to despair when his career goes up in smoke. When he learns his father has died, he abandons thoughts of suicide to return to his home town in Kentucky where an encounter with a free-spirited air hostess inspires him to get his life back on track. Cameron Crowe's romantic comedy drama, starring Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst and Susan Sarandon

The Day After Tomorrow (12) 2004 A climatologist warns climate change will soon result in destructive freak weather conditions, or even another ice age. He thinks the world still has time to prepare for the worst, but the crisis he has predicted happens almost immediately and as storms, earthquakes and hurricanes strike in terrifying fashion, the scientist races across America to rescue his son from a frozen New York. Disaster thriller, starring Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal (888)

Big Nothing (15) 2006 A former teacher struggling to find a new job meets a small-time conman, who has a plan to get rich quick. He has discovered a respectable vicar has a predilection for Internet porn and plans to blackmail him. When the pair's efforts to demand money send the clergyman to an early grave, they desperately try to cover their tracks. Black comedy, starring Simon Pegg, David Schwimmer, Alice Eve and Natascha McElhone

Bamako (PG) 2006 A Malian community organise a makeshift trial, where they prosecute the World Bank and other international organisations for causing Africa's economic problems. Meanwhile, a bar singer living in the area and her unemployed husband face up to the fact that their marriage may be over. Satirical drama, starring Aissa Maiga and Tiecoura Traore

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