The Man with the Golden Arm. Nelson Algren's tale of a hot dealer who deals himself a cold card: heroin. A painful, powerful story of human bondage, in which Frank Sinatra is unforgettable (TIME, Dec. 26).
The Rose Tattoo. Anna Magnani, in her first Hollywood film, gets the year's loudest laughs as she demonstrates why Italian ham is a delicacy (TIME, Dec. 19).
Umberto D. A man walks the plank of old age. and the Italian realistic cinema dies with a gentle curse; Vittorio De Sica's most careful film (TIME, Dec. 12).
Diabolique. A wonderful little horror comic in Frenchwith a moral: you can...