Cinema: The Biggest & the Best

The critics, who think they know what is "best," are seldom in complete agreement with the moviegoers, who pay at the box office. At year's end, 15 Manhattan critics met and picked the best of 1952: Their selections :

Best picture: High Noon (TIME, July 14).

Best actress: Shirley Booth, for her portrayal of a slatternly wife in Come Back, Little Sheba (TIME, Dec. 29).

Best actor: Britain's Ralph Richardson, for his aviation magnate in Breaking the Sound Barrier (TIME, Nov. 10).

Best director: High Noon's Fred Zinnemann.

Last week Variety listed 1952^ topgrossing films ($1,000,000...

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