Film Four & Film Four +1 14-08-09

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FilmFour (last updated Thu 14 Aug 2009, 05:25 BST)

The Thief of Bagdad (U)
1940 A daring Arabian thief finds himself imprisoned with the deposed king. Together, the pair come up with a plan to escape and reclaim the throne in the name of the rightful monarch with a little help from flying carpets, a genie, a magical jewel and an enchanted mechanical horse. Fantasy adventure, starring Sabu, Conrad Veidt, Rex Ingram, John Justin and June Duprez

1.05pm The Barbarian and the Geisha (U)
1958 Townsend Harris, the first American Consul to Japan in 1856, overcomes opposition from the Japanese authorities and is eventually permitted into Tokyo, where he falls in love with a geisha who teaches him how to adapt to her country's customs and protects him from harm. Romantic drama, starring John Wayne in his only collaboration with director John Huston, alongside Eiko Ando and Sam Jaffe

3.10pm I Was a Male War Bride (U)
1949 French army captain Henri Rochard falls in love with an American officer on a mission during World War Two, and the couple make plans to marry and live in the US after fighting has ceased. However, they must first negotiate a web of military red tape, especially when Rochard discovers the only way he can enter the States is to pose as a woman. Howard Hawks' comedy, starring Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan

5.15pm Revenge of the Pink Panther (U)
1978 Bumbling Inspector Clouseau's adventures seem to have come to an end when he is declared dead. However, the disaster-prone detective is really alive and well, and takes advantage of everyone assuming he has died to launch an undercover investigation into his own murder, adopting a variety of cunning disguises. Comedy sequel, starring Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk and Dyan Cannon

7.10pm Bugsy Malone (U)
1976 Alan Parker's slapstick musical spoof, featuring a cast composed entirely of children and following a war between rival gangsters in Twenties New York fought with custard pies and cream-firing tommy guns. When a slick mobster acquires devastating new weapons, his arch rival enlists the aid of a small-time chancer to steal them. Starring Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger and John Cassisi, with Jodie Foster in an early appearance

9.00pm The Shawshank Redemption (15)
1994 A banker is wrongly jailed for murder, and over the course of his life sentence he forms an extraordinary friendship with a fellow inmate and earns a position of trust as bookkeeper to the corrupt prison governor, giving him the time and opportunity to conceive a unique escape plan. Frank Darabont's drama, with Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown and Gil Bellows

11.45pm The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (12)
1994 Inept police detective Frank Drebin is planning to retire from the force, but is lured back by the opportunity to foil a terrorist plot. Going undercover in prison, he sets out to prevent an evil mastermind from escaping and carrying out his fiendish plan to blow up the Oscar ceremony. Spoof comedy sequel, starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, OJ Simpson, George Kennedy and Fred Ward

1.20am Smiles of a Summer Night (PG)
1955 A lawyer goes to the theatre with his much younger wife, and finds the leading lady is an old flame. After a confrontation with the count she is having an affair with, the actress becomes determined to seduce the attorney once again, inviting both her lovers and their wives to a party at her country house. Ingmar Bergman's romantic comedy, with Gunnar Bjornstrand and Eva Dahlbeck

3.30am Tony Scott Interview
The director of Top Gun and True Romance discusses his remake of Seventies thriller The Taking of Pelham 123

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