Cinema: First Choice: 1955

Game of Love. Two French adolescents drift in the warm round of young love: a modern vegetation mystery made from a novel by Colette (TIME, Jan. 24).

Wages of Fear. The year's most terrifying film: France's Henri-Georges Clouzot watches four rats die in a Latin American trap (TIME, Feb. 21).

Marty. The year's best U.S. picture: the love story of "a very good butcher"; with Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair (TIME, April 18).

The Great Adventure. Arne Sucksdorff's camera glides like a serpent through an Eden in Sweden, and the natural world like an Eve reveals...

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