Cinema: CURRENT & CHOICE, Jan. 14, 1952

Rashomon. A curious, powerful Japanese film built on four conflicting versions of an ancient crime of violence (TIME, Jan. 7).

Decision Before Dawn. A semi-documentary spy melodrama on a grand scale, picturing the physical and spiritual chaos of Germany on the eve of defeat in World War II (TIME, Dec. 24).

Miracle in Milan. A comic masterpiece of fantasy by Italy's Director Vittorio (The Bicycle Thief) De Sica (TIME, Dec. 17).

Quo Vadis. The costliest ($6,500,000) movie ever made, a colossal melodramatic spectacle about Christianity v. paganism in Nero's Rome; with 30,000 extras, 63 lions, Robert Taylor and Deborah Kerr (TIME, Nov. 19).

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