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Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

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Comedy about a teacher (Cary Grant) whose playboy antics are curbed by a judge who insists that he romance a girl (Shirley Temple), until her crush on him wears off.

Contributors

Dick Nugent:
Cary Grant
Susan Turner:
Shirley Temple
Margaret Turner:
Myrna Loy
Tommy Chamberlain:
Rudy Vallee
Matt Beemish:
Ray Collins
Agnes Prescott:
Veda Ann Borg
Walters:
Dan Tobin
Producer:
Dore Schary
Director:
Irving Reis

Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

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

Comedy. A book shop assistant (Ginger Rogers) buys a sweepstake ticket with a handsome stranger on a whim after he wishes her good luck, and a madcap romance ensues. Show more

Contributors

Gene Newton:
Ginger Rogers
David Grant/Paul Somerset:
Ronald Colman
Freddie Harper:
Jack Carson
Mrs Sylvester:
Cecilia Loftus
Mr Sylvester:
Brandon Tynan
Nick #1:
Leon Belasco
Producer:
George Haight

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Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes

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

Second screen version of Louisa May Alcott's tale about four sisters who are left to fend for themselves when their father goes off to fight in the American Civil War.

Contributors

Professor Bhaer:
Rossano Brazzi
Marmee March:
Mary Astor
Aunt March:
Lucile Watson
Mr Laurence:
C Aubrey Smith
Mr March:
Leon Ames
Dr Barnes:
Harry Davenport
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Producer:
Mervyn LeRoy
Director of photography:
Robert Planck
Director of photography:
Charles Schoenbaum

Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes

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

Comedy in which a young woman marries an inveterate gambler on the condition that he reforms, but ends up being bitten by the craze herself. Show more

Contributors

Larry Scott:
Robert Young
Mary Audrey:
Barbara Hale
William Audrey:
Frank Morgan
Sacremento Sam:
James Gleason
Dan Morgan:
Douglas Morrow
Eddie:
Don Rice
Judge Martin:
Harry Davenport
Little Joe:
Lloyd Corrigan
Little Guy:
Teddy Hart
Happy Johnson:
Joseph Vitale
Director:
Edwin L Marin
Producer:
Warren Duff
Writer:
Lynn Root

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Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

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

Wartime comedy in which a loyal Washington secretary defends her boss when his unorthodox methods are called into question. Show more

Contributors

Elizabeth 'Smokey' Allard:
Olivia de Havilland
Adele - Mrs Delancey Wright:
Agnes Moorehead
May Harness Blake:
Anne Shirley
EH 'Ed' Browne:
Sonny Tufts
Branch Owens:
Paul Stewart
Dana McGuire:
Jess Barker
Sergeant Joe Blake:
James Dunn
Senator MacVickers:
Harry Davenport
Mrs Harris:
Una O'Connor
Ambassador:
Sig Ruman
Mrs Trask:
Jane Darwell
Count Bodinski:
George Givot

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Duration: 1 hour, 51 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1831 novel. Quasimodo, the lonely hunch-backed bell-ringer of Notre Dame cathedral, falls in love with Esmeralda, a beautiful gypsy. Show more

Contributors

The Hunchback Quasimodo:
Charles Laughton
Esmeralda:
Maureen O'Hara
Clopin, King of the Beggars:
Thomas Mitchell
Gringoire:
Edmond O'Brien
Phoebus:
Alan Marshal
Archdeacon:
Walter Hampden
Madame de Lys:
Katharine Alexander
Procurator:
George Zucco

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic thriller about an American crime reporter, played by Joel McCrea, who is ensnared with Nazis and fifth columnists in pre-war Europe when a Dutch diplomat is shot dead. Show more

Contributors

Johnny Jones/Huntley Haverstock:
Joel McCrea
Carol Fisher:
Laraine Day
Stephen Fisher:
Herbert Marshall
Scott Ffolliott:
George Sanders
Mr Powers:
Harry Davenport
Latvian Diplomat:
Eddie Conrad
Producer:
Walter Wanger

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