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Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Deserted by her boyfriend, a young prison reformer submerges herself in her work and falls for a charismatic married judge. Show more

Contributors

Ann Vickers:
Irene Dunne
Judge Dolphin:
Walter Huston
Lindsey Atwell:
Conrad Nagel
Captain Resnick:
Bruce Cabot
Malvina Wormser:
Edna May Oliver
Russell Spaulding:
Sam Hardy
Captain Waldo:
Mitchell Lewis
Dr Slenk, Copper Gap Warden:
Murray Kinnell
Mona Dolphin:
Gertrude Michael
Kitty Cognac:
Helen Eby-Rock
Director:
John Cromwell
Executive Producer:
Merian C Cooper

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Duration: 2 hours, 2 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

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The first of John Ford's cavalry trilogy, in which a demoted commanding officer takes his resentment out on the men of Fort Apache, a remote outpost in the Arizona desert. Show more

Contributors

Captain Kirby York:
John Wayne
Lieutenant Col Owen Thursday:
Henry Fonda
Philadelphia Thursday:
Shirley Temple
Sergeant Major Michael O'Rourke:
Ward Bond
Lieutenant Michael O'Rourke:
John Agar
Sergeant Beaufort:
Pedro Armendariz
Captain Collingwood:
George O'Brien
Sergeant Festus Mulcahy:
Victor McLaglen
Mrs Collingwood:
Anna Lee
Mrs O'Rourke:
Irene Rich
Chief Cochise:
Miguel Inclan
Johnny Reb:
Jack Pennick
Director:
John Ford

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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

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Western drama with John Wayne as a US cavalry officer on his last duty before retiring, escorting two women civilians to a stagecoach. The second in John Ford's cavalry trilogy. Show more

Contributors

Captain Brittles:
John Wayne
Olivia:
Joanne Dru
Lt Cohill:
John Agar
Lt Pennell:
Harry Carey Jr
Sgt Quincannon:
Victor McLaglen
Mrs Allshard:
Mildred Natwick
Dr O'Laughlin:
Arthur Shields
Major Allshard:
George O'Brien
Pony-That-Walks:
Chief John Big Tree
Director:
John Ford

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Duration: 1 hour, 53 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Classic John Ford western. Believing the Comanche have abducted his young niece, embittered Ethan Edwards sets out to save her, accompanied by hot-headed Martin. But their long quest takes its toll.

Contributors

Laurie Jorgensen:
Vera Miles
Ethan Edwards:
John Wayne
Martin Pawley:
Jeffrey Hunter
Lars Jorgensen:
John Qualen
Charlie McCorry:
Ken Curtis
Mrs Jorgensen:
Olive Carey
Rev Capt Samuel Johnston Clayton:
Ward Bond
Director:
John Ford
Brad Jorgensen:
Harry Carey Jr
Mose Harper:
Hank Worden

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Duration: 1 hour, 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A brooding tale set in a small Latin American country, where an authority-defying priest falls foul of anticlerical decrees. Starring Henry Fonda.

Contributors

The Fugitive:
Henry Fonda
Police Lieutenant:
Pedro Armendariz
El Gringo:
Ward Bond
Police Sergeant:
Robert Armstrong
Refugee Doctor:
John Qualen
Director:
John Ford

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Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Musical comedy about a bachelor millionaire who goes on a cruise accompanied by his friend, whose purpose is to make sure he remains single. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Mark Sandrich
Pete Welles:
Charles Ruggles
Alan Chandler:
Phil Harris
Laurie:
Helen Mack
Writer:
Ben Holmes

Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

In 1914, Captain Rudolph Ritter of the Austrian army is assigned to detect the identity of a spy who is causing major damage to the Austrian war effort. Show more

Contributors

Captain Rudolph Ritter:
Gilbert Roland
Major Lieber:
Edward Ellis

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Duration: 1 hour, 36 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for years

Hollywood's most famous monster movie in which Kong, the giant gorilla, is taken from his prehistoric island home to be exhibited in the music halls of Manhattan. Show more

Contributors

Ann Darrow:
Fay Wray
Carl Denham:
Robert Armstrong
Jack Driscoll:
Bruce Cabot
Capt Engelhorn:
Frank Reicher
Charles Weston:
Sam Hardy
Native Chief:
Noble Johnson
Writer:
Ruth Rose

Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Drama. Teenage Virginia is so unhappy at her private finishing school for girls that she even contemplates suicide.

Contributors

Director:
Wanda Tuchock
Virginia Radcliff:
Frances Dee
Mrs. Helen Crawford Radcliff:
Billie Burke
Cecilia 'Pony' Ferris:
Ginger Rogers
Ralph McFarland - intern:
Bruce Cabot
Miss Van Alstyne:
Beulah Bondi
Mr. Frank S. Radcliff:
John Halliday
Miss Fisher:
Sara Haden
Dr. Hewitt:
Helen Freeman
Ruth Wallace:
Marjorie Lytell
Madeleine 'Maggy' Kelly:
Adalyn Doyle