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The Cheaters[BW]
A snobbish wealthy family faces financial ruin, and their only hope of rescue is to find the mystery woman has inherited a fortune from their wealthy uncle. Meanwhile, they take in a drunken, out-of-work actor for the Christmas holidays, completely unaware that he may hold the solution to their problems. Festive comedy, starring Joseph Schildkraut, Billie Burke and Eugene PalletteFilm/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

Sea Wife[SUB BW]
A few survivors of a cargo ship torpedoed off the coast of Singapore scramble to safety on board a life raft. One of the group is an RAF officer who finds himself becoming attracted to a fellow castaway - little suspecting she is in fact a nun. World War Two drama, starring Richard Burton, Joan Collins, Basil Sydney, Ronald Squire and Cy GrantFilm/Adventure/War

Marjorie Morningstar[SUB]
An innocent 18-year-old girl from the suburbs sets off to find career success and romance in New York - only to become torn by a moral dilemma. Drama, starring Natalie Wood, Gene Kelly, Claire Trevor and Carolyn Jones. Adapted from the best-selling book by Herman WoukFilm/General Movie/Drama

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

Babel[SUB AD]
An American couple travel to Morocco, but when one of them is accidentally shot an international crisis ensues. Their Mexican maid, who was left to watch the children, encounters difficulty crossing the border after her son's wedding, while in Tokyo, a deaf-mute girl, whose father has a connection to the man responsible for the shooting, struggles to cope with her mother's suicide. Drama, starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and Gael Garcia BernalFilm/General Movie/Drama

The Fly[SUB]
A scientist invents a machine for the teleportation of matter, but when he tests the apparatus on himself he is unaware that a housefly is inside the system with him - a mistake that ends in a terrifying genetic transformation. David Cronenberg's remake of the Fifties horror, starring Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis and John GetzFilm/Horror

Bright Young Things[SUB]
A would-be writer hopes to raise enough money to marry his sweetheart, but a lost manuscript and a number of unlucky bets puts his goal increasingly out of reach. Desperate to turn the situation around, he throws himself into the world of high society, hoping to curry favour with the rich and influential. Thirties-set comedy, based on Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies, starring Emily Mortimer, Stephen Campbell Moore, James McAvoy and Michael SheenFilm/General Movie/Drama/Comedy/Comedy