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The Gunfighter (U) 1950 An ageing gunslinger settles down to domestic bliss when he is given a second chance with his estranged wife, but a gang of trigger-happy would-be heroes goad him out of retirement. Western, starring Gregory Peck, Millard Mitchell and Karl Malden

The Card (U) 1952 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 Clark (888)

Reach for the Sky (U) 1956 Biopic of renowned World War Two hero Douglas Bader. A plane crash in 1931 cost the aspiring pilot both his legs, but after learning to walk on artificial limbs, he rose to the rank of squadron leader in the RAF. However, more misfortune was in store when he was shot down over occupied France and taken prisoner. Starring Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow and Alexander Knox (888)

Cheaper By the Dozen (PG) 2003 A large family moves to a new town, hoping it will provide a fresh start but nothing goes according to plan, and the unlucky dad is soon left to look after the 12 rowdy kids. Remake of the 1950 comedy, starring Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Piper Perabo, Tom Welling and Hilary Duff (888)

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (12) 2003 The captain of a British warship engages in a tense battle of wits and an escalating test of nerves with his French counterpart in Brazilian waters during the Napoleonic wars. His pursuit of the enemy leads his crew on a dangerous journey around South America. Seafaring drama, adapted from Patrick O'Brian's novel, starring Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany and Billy Boyd (888)

Johnny Mnemonic (15) 1995 A courier transports information in a microchip implanted in his brain. However, he unwittingly sets himself up as a target for an evil corporation desperate to get hold of the contents of his head for themselves and must find a way to access the data if he is to survive. Sci-fi adventure, based on a William Gibson short story, starring Keanu Reeves, Dolph Lundgren and Ice-T (888)

The Sniper (15) 1951 A determined police lieutenant sets out to collar a disturbed serial killer whose hatred of women prompts his murderous attacks. A psychiatrist aids the baffled cops in tracking down the killer, who is engaged in an increasingly futile struggle to rid himself of his murderous compulsion. Thriller, starring Adolphe Menjou, Arthur Franz, Gerald Mohr and Marie Windsor

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