The Yearling. An expensive and elaborate version, in eye-popping Technicolor, of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' simple yarn about the Florida scrub country (TIME, Jan. 13).
Stairway to Heaven. An imaginative, handsome, pretentious British-made fantasy with David Niven, Raymond Massey and Roger Livesey (TIME, Dec. 30).
It's a Wonderful Life. A sentimental fable with the force of a juggernaut, in which Producer-Director Frank Capra and Actor James Stewart stage a triumphant Hollywood homecoming (TIME, Dec. 23).
Brief Encounter. Excellent British made tearjerker, from a Noel Coward playlet (TIME, Sept. 9)....