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Johnny O'Clock (PG) 1947 A tough gambler becomes involved in helping a young woman to solve the murder of sister. However, the interference of an intrepid policeman hinders their progress. Crime thriller, starring Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes and Lee J Cobb (888)

Human Desire (18) 1954 Railway worker Carl asks his wife Vicki to seduce his boss to avoid losing his job, but when the time comes, he flies into a jealous rage and kills his employer. Carl threatens to frame Vicki for the murder if she ever leaves him, but she's soon having an affair with one of his colleagues whom she hopes to persuade to kill her jealous husband. Drama, starring Gloria Grahame, Glenn Ford and Broderick Crawford

The Black Tent (U) 1956 A battle-wounded British Army captain is saved by a tribe of nomads in the Libyan desert during World War Two, and they take him to their camp, where he's cared for by the sheikh's daughter. However, before he can resume his fight against the Nazis, he's enraptured by her exotic charms. Romantic drama, starring Anthony Steel, Anna-Maria Sandri, Donald Sinden, Andre Morell and Donald Pleasence (888)

Corrina, Corrina (U) 1994 A little girl growing up in the 1950s is left traumatised by her mother's death and becomes silent and withdrawn. Struggling to cope, her father hires an outspoken black woman as a housekeeper, who gets the child to come out of her shell. An unlikely romance develops between the housekeeper and her employer, but their interracial relationship is frowned on by their neighbours. Drama, starring Whoopi Goldberg and Ray Liotta

Elizabeth (15) 1998 Shekhar Kapur's historical drama following Elizabeth I's rise to the throne. The early years of the monarch's reign find the queen under pressure to marry and produce an heir, while enemies both overseas and within her own court plot to bring about her downfall. Starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston and Joseph Fiennes (888)

The Edukators (15) 2004 Anti-capitalist protesters Jan and Peter come up with a novel way to spread their message by breaking into the homes of wealthy locals and rearranging their furniture. When Peter's girlfriend is involved in a car accident, they decide to target the wealthy driver involved but their peaceful campaign turns more sinister when the intended victim is waiting for them. Political drama, starring Daniel Bruhl, Stipe Erceg, Julia Jentsch and Burghart Klaussner

The Hired Hand (15) 1971 An errant husband is compelled to return to his wife after an absence of seven years, but discovers she will only take him back as a paid worker. Over time, the resentment between the couple fades, only for the former drifter's past to catch up with him. Western, directed by and starring Peter Fonda, with Warren Oates, Verna Bloom and Robert Pratt

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