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The Red Pony (U) 1949 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. John Steinbeck rewrote his own short story for this drama, starring Robert Mitchum, Myrna Loy and Peter Miles (888)

Only the Valiant (PG) 1951 A tough Cavalry officer selects six unlikely comrades to undertake a vital mission to defend an isolated fort against marauding Apaches. His men's initial hostility soon turns to respect, however, as they realise his wily ways will see them through the conflict. Western adventure based on a novel by Charles Marquis Warren, starring Gregory Peck, Barbara Payton, Ward Bond and Lon Chaney Jr (888)

Big Top Pee-Wee (PG) 1988 A struggling circus blows into town in the middle of a storm, and pitches up on a farm owned by the childlike Pee-Wee Herman, who generously allows the performers to stage a show on his property. Comedy sequel, starring Paul Reubens, Kris Kristofferson, Valeria Golino and Penelope Ann Miller (888)

The Parent Trap (U) 1998 Separated twin sisters who never knew each other existed meet up by accident and decide to join forces in an attempt to reunite their estranged parents, and switch places to get the warring couple to kiss and make up. Remake of the popular 1961 Disney comedy, starring Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix and Lindsay Lohan in the dual role made famous by Hayley Mills in the original (888)

The Untouchables (15) 1987 Kevin Costner stars as Eliot Ness, the crusading federal agent leading the battle against police corruption and underworld crime in prohibition-era Chicago. Aided by tough street cop Sean Connery, in an Oscar-winning performance, he sets about ending infamous Al Capone's reign of terror. Brian De Palma's thriller, which was scripted by David Mamet, manages to be stylish without losing its air of authenticity. Robert De Niro, Andy Garcia and Charles Martin Smith co-star (888)

Trainspotting (18) 1996 Ground-breaking, influential and darkly humorous drama, following the bleak existence of a gang of Edinburgh junkies, focusing on one member's make-or-break attempt to escape an endless spiral of violence and self-destruction. Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd and Kelly Macdonald star. Adapted from the novel by Irvine Welsh and reuniting director Danny Boyle, producer Andrew Macdonald and writer John Hodge after the unexpected success of their 1994 offering Shallow Grave (888)

I Am Cuba (PG) 1964 Drama celebrating the Cuban revolution through tales of a shamed woman, university student, ageing peasant and a poor family as they await the arrvial of Fidel Castro. Starring Salvador Wood, Jose Gallardo and Raul Garcia

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