Rashomon. An extraordinary Japanese film, Oriental in style and mood, yet universal in its insight into the frailty of the human animal (TIME, Jan. 7).
Decision Before Dawn. A German prisoner (Oskar Werner) sweats out a mission as a U.S. spy in Germany on the brink of defeat in World War II (TIME, Dec. 24).
Miracle in Milan. Italian Director Vittorio (The Bicycle Thief) De Sica's fantasy about a goodhearted youth in a wicked world (TIME, Dec. 17).
Quo Vadis. MGM's $6,500,000 worth of spectacle in Nero's Rome; with 30,000 extras, Robert Taylor and...