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Mr Smith Goes to Washington (U) 1939 A naive scout troop leader is elected to the US senate. He is determined to live up to the example of his hero, a presidential candidate, and use his position to do some good. However, less honourable politicians thwart his plans at every turn, and when enemies of the causes he supports find he is genuinely incorruptible, they resolve to break his spirit. Drama, starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur

Jolson Sings Again (U) 1949 Biopic of the famous jazz singer Al Jolston, focusing on his later career and marriage to the nurse he fell for during his time entertaining the troops in World War Two. Starring Larry Parks, who mimes to recordings of the real Jolson's voice, with Barbara Hale and William Demarest

Phffft (U) 1954 An unhappily married couple decide to get a divorce and find themselves new partners, only to realise they enjoyed a much better life while they were together. Comedy, starring Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Kim Novak, Jack Carson and Luella Gear

Bullwhip (U) 1958 A cowboy about to be hanged for a murder he did not commit is saved by a female fur trader who offers him a deal she will arrange his freedom if he marries her, insuring an inheritance, and agrees never to see her again. However, once he is free, that part of the deal proves harder than expected. Western, loosely based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, starring Guy Madison, Rhonda Fleming, James Griffith and Don Beddoe (888)

Made in America (12) 1993 A school project leads a black woman to discover she is the product of artificial insemination. When she tracks down her biological father, she is horrified to find that he is a brash white second-hand car salesman, notorious for his outrageous TV ads, and with little inclination to take on the responsibilities of parenthood. Romantic comedy, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Nia Long and Will Smith

Gosford Park (15) 2001 A weekend shooting party at a country estate is disrupted by a murder. As the numerous guests deal with their own personal agendas, their actions are quietly observed by their servants, notably an inquisitive maid, who drink in the scandalous gossip while maintaining their own strict social hierarchy. Robert Altman's period drama, starring Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Gambon, Clive Owen and Kristin Scott Thomas (888)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (15) 1992 A high-school student is chosen by a vampire expert to rid the world of an evil blood-sucking menace, drawing on skills inherited from a long line of undead-hunting ancestors. Horror comedy that spawned the TV series, starring Kristy Swanson, Rutger Hauer, Donald Sutherland, Luke Perry and Paul Reubens (888)

Wild Strawberries (PG) 1957 An elderly professor embarks on a journey across Sweden with his daughter-in-law, but during their trip, a series of strange dreams force him to confront the fact that his life has been empty and devoid of meaning. Ingmar Bergman's drama, starring Victor Sjostrom, Bibi Andersson and Ingrid Thulin

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