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Dual Alibi[SUB BW]
Identical twin acrobats have murder in mind when a fellow circus performer finds himself in possession of a winning lottery ticket. The brothers plot to kill him, claim the money and pose as each other to establish perfect alibis. But while the plan succeeds, their new-found wealth drives them apart. Thriller, starring Herbert Lom in a double role alongside Terence de MarneyFilm/Detective/Thriller

Highly Dangerous[SUB BW]
An entomologist is recruited by British intelligence for an undercover mission behind the Iron Curtain. A plan is underway to use insects in biological warfare, and the scientist must obtain specimens of the bugs - with a little help from a tough American reporter. Comedy thriller, starring Margaret Lockwood, Dane Clark, Marius Goring and Wilfrid Hyde WhiteFilm/Detective/Thriller/Comedy/Comedy

Three very different people arrive at the same ballroom on a night, each with their own goals in mind. A widow is enjoying a new lease of life after her husband's death, a gigolo hopes to romance an elderly woman's fortune away from her and a cleaning lady seeks a glamorous escape from everyday life. Drama, starring Christopher Walken, Lilia Skala and Teresa WrightFilm/General Movie/Drama

There's No Business Like Show Business
The showbiz parents of the vaudevillian Donahue family realise their children are drifting away from the family tradition - one of their sons choosing the priesthood over the stage, while another is distracted by his infatuation with a chorus singer. Musical, with Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Johnnie Ray, Donald O'Connor, Marilyn Monroe and Mitzi GaynorFilm/Musical

Take The Lead[SUB]
A former professional dancer volunteers to teach his skills to disruptive students in New York's public schools. At first the teenagers and their teachers are sceptical, but he eventually inspires them and persuades the kids to compete in a prestigious contest - in which his classical training and their love of hip-hop fuse to create an entirely new dance style. Fact-based drama, starring Antonio Banderas, Alfre Woodard and Rob BrownFilm/General Movie/Drama

Dreamgirls[SUB AD]
A Sixties singing trio are chosen to perform backing vocals for a popular performer - an event that launches the band on a successful career of their own. However, when the most attractive of the girls is picked as the `face' of the group, edging out the other two, personal rivalries begin to jeopardise their friendship. Musical drama, inspired by the rise to fame of Diana Ross and the Supremes, and starring Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy and an Oscar-winning Jennifer HudsonFilm/General Movie/Drama/Musical/Musical

Being John Malkovich[SUB]
A struggling puppeteer starts a new job and discovers a magical portal that gives those who enter the chance to see through actor John Malkovich's eyes for a short time. Sharing his discovery with a co-worker, they find a way to make money from their scheme, while a convoluted love triangle develops between the pair and the puppeteer's wife. Spike Jonze's fantasy comedy, starring John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener and John MalkovichFilm/Comedy/Fantasy/Fantasy

Prick Up Your Ears
Biopic of controversial Sixties playwright Joe Orton. The budding writer forms a close romantic and creative relationship with Kenneth Halliwell, an older man with literary ambitions of his own. However, as the sexually promiscuous Orton's talent blossoms, Halliwell becomes increasingly consumed with jealousy and professional frustration that drive him to fatal ends. Starring Gary Oldman and Alfred MolinaFilm/General Movie/Drama