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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 BeddoeFilm/Western

An English earl is forced to open his stately home to the public to avoid going broke. When one of the tourists, an American tycoon, takes an interest in his wife, the peer enlists the aid of an old flame to save his marriage. Romantic comedy, starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum and Jean SimmonsFilm/Comedy

The Lady Wants Mink[SUB]
A housewife dreams of owning a fur coat, but is prevented from doing so by her husband's modest income. In an attempt to achieve her goal, she starts breeding her own mink, but the venture proves unpopular with her landlord. Comedy, starring Ruth Hussey, Dennis O'Keefe and Eve ArdenFilm/Comedy

The Way West[SUB]
A senator leads a band of settlers on an arduous journey across the great plains of 19th-century America. However, they are endangered by Indian reprisals when one of the pioneers accidentally shoots a child. Luckily, the veteran politician's ingenuity saves the day. Western, starring Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Lola Albright, Michael Witney, Richard Widmark and Sally Field in her big-screen debutFilm/Western

Last Holiday
A woman is told she has only weeks to live. Resolving to make the most of the time she has left, she heads for a French hotel presided over by her hero, a world-renowned chef, where her new-found passion for life has a remarkable effect on the other guests. Comedy, starring Queen Latifah, Gerard Depardieu, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton and Giancarlo EspositoFilm/Comedy

The Escapist[SUB]
A convict serving a life sentence has become resigned to never being released, until he learns that a drug overdose has left his estranged daughter seriously ill. Afraid she'll die before he can make peace with her, he decides to tunnel out of prison - but is forced to make some dangerous bargains to carry out his plan. Thriller, starring Brian Cox, Damian Lewis and Joseph FiennesFilm/Detective/Thriller

Close My Eyes
A brother and sister brought up by different parents meet after many years and allow their mutual attraction to run amok, embarking on a torrid incestuous affair. However, their illicit passion rapidly spirals out of control - leading inevitably to tragedy. Stephen Poliakoff's drama, starring Clive Owen, Saskia Reeves, Alan Rickman and Karl JohnsonFilm/General Movie/Drama

Tokyo Sonata
Businessman Ryuhei loses his job, but is too ashamed to tell his family, so pretends to go to work while desperately seeking employment and eating at soup kitchens. When he finds a friend is deceiving his family in the same way, they help each other maintain the illusion - but Ryuhei's wife suspects the truth. Japanese drama, starring Teruyuki Kagawa and Kyoko KoizumiFilm/General Movie/Drama