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Doctor in Distress[SUB]
Amorous medic Simon Sparrow tries to sort out the romantic problems in his life - and has the added complication of playing Cupid for his pompous boss Sir Lancelot Spratt. Hospital comedy, with Dirk Bogarde making his last appearance in the role alongside James Robertson Justice, Samantha Eggar, Barbara Murray, Donald Houston and Mylene DemongeotFilm/Comedy

The Parent Trap[SUB]
Separated twin sisters who never knew each other existed meet up by accident. They decide to join forces in an attempt to reunite their estranged parents, and switch places to get the warring couple to kiss and make up. Remake of the 1961 Disney comedy, starring Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix and Lindsay Lohan in a dual roleFilm/Comedy

The History of Mr Polly[SUB BW]
A timid Victorian draper's assistant is forced to re-evaluate his life by his irritating wife. He finally makes the momentous decision to strike out on his own, but his grand adventure suffers a few false starts. When he does look set to finally get going, he struggles to leave the past behind. Period comedy, based on HG Wells' novel, starring John Mills, Sally Ann Howes, Megs Jenkins and Finlay CurrieFilm/Comedy

While on honeymoon at Niagara Falls, a newlywed couple grow suspicious that an adulterous young wife is planning to murder her husband. Thriller, starring Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Max Showalter and Richard AllanFilm/Detective/Thriller

America's Sweethearts
A Hollywood publicist is faced with disaster when Tinseltown's golden couple break up just as their new film is released, while the eccentric director holds the final print of the movie hostage. To distract the Press, he concocts a story that the two stars have got back together. Romantic comedy, starring John Cusack, Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Christopher WalkenFilm/Comedy

Monster-in-Law[SUB AD]
An unlucky-in-love woman thinks she has finally landed on her feet when she meets the man of her dreams. However, his mother proves to be an overprotective nightmare who is convinced the bride is Miss Wrong and hatches a plan to drive her away. Romantic comedy, starring Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda and Michael VartanFilm/Comedy

Raising Arizona[SUB]
A habitual thief and his cop wife are distraught to discover they cannot have children, so set out to kidnap one of five babies born to a local tycoon, a move that has riotous consequences neither of them could have foreseen. The Coen brothers' comedy, starring Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman and Frances McDormandFilm/Comedy

The Man From Elysian Fields
A writer desperate for money takes a job at an escort agency providing wealthy women with intelligent male company. As he struggles to keep his new job a secret from his wife, he finds his latest client is the wife of an author he admires, and sees a chance to get the literary acclaim that has escaped him. Drama, starring Andy Garcia, Olivia Williams, James Coburn and Mick JaggerFilm/General Movie/Drama