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Private Hell 36
1954 Two corrupt Los Angeles detectives steal the loot belonging to a dead gangster but blackmail and murder soon loom large on the horizon as guilt overtakes one of the crooked cops, and other underworld figures surface to claim their share of the booty. Stylish crime thriller with a film noir feel, co-written by and starring Ida Lupino, with Steve Cochran, Dorothy Malone, Dean Jagger and Howard Duff, who would later become Lupino's third husband

Carrington VC
1954 David Niven stars in this legal drama as a decorated Army major who resorts to embezzling mess funds to make ends meet an act that leaves him facing a court martial, with the evidence stacked against him. To make matters worse, his wife sees the opportunity to get revenge for his wartime affairs by providing false testimony for the prosecution. Margaret Leighton, Noelle Middleton, Laurence Naismith and Clive Morton are among those lending support

Operation Amsterdam
1958 A stiff-upper-lipped British Army officer engages in a spot of larceny, but it's all to aid the war effort. Ordered to Amsterdam, he joins forces with two cunning Dutchmen and steals a secret cache of diamonds from a bank vault, thus preventing them falling into the hands of the Nazis. But German soldiers look set to thwart the plan. Energetic World War Two adventure, starring Peter Finch, Tony Britton and Eva Bartok

Save the Last Dance
2000 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 Washington

1998 Shekhar Kapur's sumptuous historical drama stars a mesmerising Cate Blanchett as the virgin queen in an account of her rise to the throne. The early years of the monarch's reign find under pressure to marry and produce an heir, while enemies both overseas and within her own court plot to bring about her downfall. The impressive supporting cast includes Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston and Joseph Fiennes

Jackass: The Movie
2002 Johnny Knoxville and his gang of daredevil friends bring the daft, hilarious MTV series to the big screen. As usual, they perform a variety of weird and wonderful stunts, including crawling across dozens of mousetraps while wearing rodent make-up, and being rolled down bowling lanes on skateboards. Anarchic comedy, co-starring Bam Margera, with appearances by Henry Rollins, Spike Jonze and Tony Hawk

Autumn Sonata
1978 A concert pianist visits her often-neglected daughters, but is shocked to realise the gulf that lies between them. Ingmar Bergman's emotional drama, starring Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullman and Lena Nyman

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