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  • Westward Ho!

    Westward Ho!

    Westward Ho! is a punchy yet touching film about the evacuation of city children to rural areas during World War II.

  • An American in Paris

    A dazzling musical classic with Leslie Caron and Gene Kelly, hinging on a love triangle.

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    The bitter WWI experiences of ordinary German soldiers are vividly recreated in this celebrated early sound adaptation of Eric Maria Remarque’s classic novel.

  • Unpublished Story

    Valerie Hobson stars in this unusual mix of screwball comedy, conspiracy thriller and battle of the sexes.

  • The Demi-Paradise

    Penelope Dudley-Ward and Laurence Olivier star in this mix of propaganda and romantic comedy.

  • The Red Shoes

    The Red Shoes

    In Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s visually ravishing Technicolor masterpiece, a young ballerina is torn between the demands of love and art.

  • Perfect Strangers

    Deborah Kerr co-stars in Alexander Korda’s movie about the transformative powers of conscription.

  • La STRADA

    La STRADA

    A brutish travelling strongman (Anthony Quinn) acquires a waif-like young assistant (Giulietta Masina) before taking to the road in Federico Fellini’s acclaimed neo-realist fable.

  • The Way to the Stars

    The Way to the Stars

    Anthony Asquith directs a Terence Rattigan screenplay in this classic, which explores marriage in an age when death was just around the corner.

  • Miss Grant Goes to the Door

    Miss Grant Goes to the Door

    The ever-present fear of invasion or infiltration by spies is addressed in this dramatised story, which offers a practical guide to identifying the enemy.

  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    Robert Donat won an Oscar for best actor as the long-serving classics master in this sentimental saga of public-school duty and devotion.

  • Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind

    An epic romance set against the backdrop of the American Civil War which broke box-office records and swept the board at the 1939 Academy Awards.

  • Foreign Correspondent

    Foreign Correspondent

    Stunning set pieces abound in Alfred Hitchcock’s espionage adventure.

  • Letter from an Unknown Woman

    Letter from an Unknown Woman

    Max Ophuls brought his trademark flowing camera style and a taste of the old Vienna to Hollywood for this tragic story of unrequited love.

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    A Matter of Life and Death

    In Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s audacious Technicolor fantasy, WWII airman David Niven finds himself summoned to heaven after surviving a plane crash that should have killed him.

  • A Canterbury Tale

    A Canterbury Tale

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s underrated tale of the mysterious ‘glue man’ is one of their most moving films.

  • The Third Man

    The Third Man

    An American abroad in post-war Vienna pursues his missing friend down a rabbit hole of intrigue and moral corruption in Carol Reed’s masterpiece of European noir.

  • Duck Soup

    Duck Soup

    Classic Marx Brothers comedy as two small countries find themselves on the brink of war.

  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    Actor Charles Laughton’s only film as a director is a complete one-off, a terrifying parable of the corruption of innocence featuring a career-best performance from Robert Mitchum.

  • The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story

    The wisecracking screen partnership between Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn reached its peak in this adaptation of Philip Barry’s high-society stage comedy.

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend in this marvellous musical.

  • Blue Scar

    Jill Craigie’s drama debut follows a miner’s daughter as she leaves her home in Wales.

  • Oklahoma!

    Wonderful Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about two friends caught in love triangles.

  • High Noon

    High Noon

    Gary Cooper won an Oscar for his role as Marshal Will Kane, forced to stand alone when an outlaw he put away returns from prison.

  • CASQUE D'OR

    Becker’s most-loved film, about a golden-haired woman who finds a new lover, is probably his masterpiece.

  • Great Day

    A visit to a small English village by Mrs Roosevelt provides the catalyst for the women to pull together.

  • Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    The orphan and the spinster, the marshland and the metropolis: Dickens’s vivid characters and locales receive the breath of cinematic life in David Lean’s cherished adaptation.

  • Yellow Canary

    There’s romance among spies in this thrilling drama starring Anna Neagle as a Nazi sympathiser.

  • La dolce vita

    La dolce vita

    Federico Fellini’s epic charts a week in the life of a tabloid journalist (Marcello Mastroianni) as the excesses of modern Roman life go on around him.

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