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1932 A librarian ends up pregnant after a brief, secret affair with a married politician. When the baby is born, the father arranges to adopt her, keeping the truth a secret from his wife, while the mother begins a relationship with a journalist. But when the reporter digs up some dirt on the politician, she is forced to take desperate measures to keep her secret safe. Melodrama from Frank Capra, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou and Ralph Bellamy

Appointment in London
1952 Wartime drama about the assorted exploits of a Bomber Command squadron during one month in 1943. The action focuses on the intense rivalry between an overworked wing commander and an American officer who are in love with the same woman, but try to put aside personal feelings for the sake of the war effort. With Dirk Bogarde, Bryan Forbes, Dinah Sheridan and William Sylvester

1971 Adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel set during the Jacobite Revolution, starring Lawrence Douglas as a naive young man who is cheated out of his inheritance by his conniving uncle, abducted and taken aboard a slave ship, where he forms an alliance with a fearsome rebel. Michael Caine and Trevor Howard head a star-studded cast, which also includes Jack Hawkins and Donald Pleasence

Music of the Heart
1999 Wes Craven takes a break from his trademark horror with this fact-based drama. A Harlem teacher vows to connect with her students through music even though the system looks set to throw a spanner in the works. Meryl Streep, Aidan Quinn and Angela Bassett star

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
2003 Courageous hero Allan Quatermain teams up with a host of other famed characters including Captain Nemo, the Invisible Man, Tom Sawyer and Dr Jekyll to put a stop to the nefarious Fantom's evil plot to bring about a world war. Fantasy adventure, based loosely on Alan Moore's acclaimed graphic novel. Starring Sean Connery, Shane West, Stuart Townsend and Richard Roxburgh

Breakfast on Pluto
2005 An Irish orphan becomes an outcast at his foster home, and soon begins to question his sexuality, forming a bond with a nightclub performer who works for the IRA. When the cross-dressing lad later moves to London he enjoys the freedom of performing on stage himself, but it isn't long before his past friendships catch up with him. Comedy drama set in the 1970s, starring Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson and Ruth Negga

From the Life of the Marionettes
1980 Ingmar Bergman drama, starring Robert Atzorn as a man whose pent-up frustrations over his crumbling marriage cause him to rape and murder a prostitute, sparking an intensive police investigation. With Christine Buchegger, Martin Benrath and Rita Russek

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