Tight Little Island. A British comedy, almost perfect of its kind, which applies character insight and cinematic ingenuity to the story of a whisky famine on a rugged Hebridean island (TIME, Jan. 23).
The Titan. A Swiss documentary, reworked by U.S. film craftsmen into a brilliant tour de force which uses art treasures, Italian backgrounds, sound effects and narration to recreate the work, life and times of Michelangelo (TIME, Jan. 30).
The Third Man. Director Carol Reed's mood-saturated Graham Greene melodrama of black-market intrigue in a forlorn postwar Vienna (TIME, Feb. 6).
The Hasty Heart. The year's best adaptation from the stage; a...