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The Common Touch (U) 1941 The teenage heir to a fortune poses as a down-and-out to learn how the poor live, hoping to use his inheritance to help them improve their lot in life. Realising the quest for profits is not as important as the fight against poverty, the youngster is shocked and shamed to discover the family firm's mean streak. Drama, starring Greta Gynt, Geoffrey Hibbert, Joyce Howard and Harry Welchman (888)

Where the Sidewalk Ends (12) 1950 A violent New York cop beats a robbery suspect to death during a moment of madness and hastily tries to cover his tracks by framing a local mobster for the crime. Gritty thriller, starring Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill and Karl Malden, who would later take the lead in The Streets of San Francisco V series

Bus Stop (U) 1956 A cafe singer is romantically pursued by a love-struck rodeo cowboy who is determined to win her hand in marriage if only by persistence alone. Comedy drama, starring Marilyn Monroe and Don Murray, with Betty Field and Arthur O'Connell (888)

Baby's Day Out (PG) 1994 Three kidnappers hatch a plan to pose as society reporters and kidnap the baby son of a wealthy couple. However, their scheme ends in disaster when the youngster escapes and goes wandering around New York, evading the crooks' every attempt to recapture him. Comedy, starring Joe Mantegna, Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Pantoliano and Brian Haley, with a script by the late John Hughes

Ever After: A Cinderella Story (PG) 1998 A girl grows up in 16th-century Europe under the iron fist of her mean stepmother, until the handsome Prince Henry gives her miserable life a glimmer of hope. Unfortunately, the royal gent has worries of his own in the shape of an arranged marriage. Luckily, Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci is on hand to play fairy godfather and bring the star-cross'd pair together. Romantic drama, starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott and Timothy West

Ghost (15) 1990 A murdered executive remains on Earth in spirit form and tries to find a way to help his girlfriend bring his killer to justice, enlisting the aid of a scatterbrained fake medium who is shocked to find her phoney abilities are all too real. Romantic fantasy, starring Demi Moore, Patrick Swayze and an Oscar-winning Whoopi Goldberg (888)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (18) 2006 After murdering the foreman of a slaughterhouse, the fledgling psychopath Leatherface is taken under the wing of his insane Uncle Charlie, who hopes to mould him into a deadly killing machine. Meanwhile, two men on the verge of being drafted into the Vietnam War spend a last weekend with their girlfriends unaware of what fate has in store for them. Horror prequel set in the late 1960s, with Jordana Brewster, R Lee Ermey and Andrew Bryniarski (888)

Taxidermia (18) 2006 A military orderly relieves his sexual frustration in increasingly bizarre ways, while his son, a champion in eating competitions, finds love with a fellow glutton. The family's strange behaviour continues into the third generation, with a taxidermist who practices on his pets. Black comedy, starring Gergo Trocsanyi, Marc Bischoff and Csaba Czene

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