Film Four & Film Four +1 30-09-09

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The Card[SUB BW]
The bright but penniless son of a 19th-century washerwoman resorts to a variety of ingenious methods to get on in the world. Period comedy based on a story by Arnold Bennett, starring Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns, Valerie Hobson and Petula ClarkFilm/Comedy

The Red Pony[SUB]
A boy seeks solace from his feuding family through his friendship with his beloved pony, but when the animal dies his relationship with his father seems to be irreparably damaged. Drama based on a short story by John Steinbeck, starring Robert Mitchum, Myrna Loy and Peter MilesFilm/General Movie/Drama

The Barbarian and the Geisha[SUB]
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. John Huston's romantic drama, starring John Wayne, Eiko Ando and Sam JaffeFilm/General Movie/Drama

Boy on a Dolphin[SUB]
A sponge diver discovers a priceless artefact hidden inside a sunken ship off the coast of her Greek island home. When her boyfriend hears of the find he plots a way to sell it to the highest bidder, but the presence of an American archaeologist ruins his plans and his love life. Romantic drama, starring Sophia Loren, Alan Ladd and Clifton WebbFilm/General Movie/Drama

Save the Last Dance[SUB]
A troubled teenager moves to a tough inner-city school after her mother's death, but struggles to settle into her vastly different life - until a new boyfriend helps her discover a fresh sense of purpose through the power of dance. Romantic drama, starring Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas and Kerry WashingtonFilm/General Movie/Drama

I, Robot[SUB]
The inventor of an advanced form of intelligent robot is found dead, and the detective investigating the case is certain that one of the scientist's mechanical creations is responsible - but no one believes his theory because the robots have been programmed to prevent them from harming humans. Sci-fi thriller, loosely based on the short stories by Isaac Asimov, starring Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan and Alan TudykFilm/Science Fiction

A middle-aged man marries a widow while harbouring fantasies about her teenage daughter - and his obsession soon draws him into a vengeful and tragic conflict. Drama, based on Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel, starring Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith and Frank LangellaFilm/General Movie/Drama

Wish You Were Here[SUB]
A precocious 16-year-old growing up in a Fifties seaside town seeks attention through provocative behaviour, leading her bewildered family to send her to a psychologist. As she becomes increasingly sexually active, her relationship with an older man has unexpected repercussions. Comedy drama, based on the early life of brothel madam Cynthia Payne, starring Emily Lloyd, Tom Bell and Jesse BirdsallFilm/General Movie/Drama/Comedy/Comedy