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The House of Mirth[SUB]

A spirited woman in Twenties New York dreams of marrying a wealthy man. Her desire for riches leads her to ignore her feelings for a poverty-stricken friend, and instead embark on a whirlwind tour of high society - but the machinations of another woman make her a pariah. Drama, based on the novel by Edith Wharton, starring Gillian Anderson, Eric Stoltz and Dan AykroydFilm/General Movie/Drama

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry[BW]

A mild-mannered man finally finds love with an attractive co-worker, but their fledgling romance is jeopardised by his overbearing sisters, prompting the henpecked bachelor to plot to murder one of them. Drama, starring George Sanders, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Ella RainesFilm/General Movie/Drama

The House on Telegraph Hill[SUB BW]

A concentration camp survivor assumes the identity of her dead friend and travels to San Francisco to stay with the deceased woman's distant family. However, her appearance scuppers the plans of a devious man to get his hands on a hefty inheritance, and he embarks on a mission to woo and then murder the new arrival. Thriller, starring Valentina Cortese, Richard Basehart and William LundiganFilm/Detective/Thriller

White Feather[SUB]

A cavalry officer is assigned the task of persuading a Cheyenne tribe to vacate their land to make way for hordes of gold prospectors. The chief is willing to move on, but many of his warriors are determined to stay - and a romance between a Cheyenne woman and a surveyor adds to the deadlock. Western, starring John Lund, Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Debra Paget and Hugh O'BrianFilm/Western

Big Momma's House

A dedicated FBI agent will stop at nothing to catch a dangerous escaped convict, even if it means donning a fat suit and drag to pose as the obese old woman who lives across the road from the felon's girlfriend. Comedy, with Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Paul Giamatti, Jascha Washington, Terrence Dashon Howard and Ella MitchellFilm/Comedy

Kiss the Girls[SUB]

A forensic psychologist hunts for a psychopathic serial kidnapper prowling a university campus and responsible for his niece's disappearance. Working out of his jurisdiction, he defies local law enforcement officials to get to the truth - with the aid of one of the criminal's past victims, a headstrong doctor determined to see her former captor brought to justice. Thriller, starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Tony Goldwyn and Jay O SandersFilm/Detective/Thriller

Boys Don't Cry

A man arrives in a small town and soon proves to be a big hit with the locals, even winning the heart of a local beauty. Events take an unexpected turn when his new drinking buddies discover he is really a woman, a relevation which unleashes a shocking spiral of violence, rape and betrayal. Fact-based drama, starring an Oscar-winning Hilary Swank alongside Chloe Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III and Alicia GoransonFilm/General Movie/Drama

My Cousin Vinny[SUB]Two New York students travelling through Alabama think they have been arrested for shoplifting so admit their guilt - only to find they have actually been charged with murder. Fortunately, one of the pair has a cousin who is a lawyer - but his ineptitude and inexperience could do more harm than good. Comedy, starring Joe Pesci and Marisa TomeiFilm/Comedy