The Robe. The first CinemaScope film, a colorful, breathtakingly big production of early Christians in ancient Rome. Based on Lloyd C. Douglas' 1942 bestseller, starring Richard Burton, Victor Mature and Jean Simmons (TIME, Sept. 28).
Roman Holiday. Newcomer Audrey Hepburn goes on a hilarious tour of Rome with Gregory Peck and Eddie Albert (TIME, Sept. 7).
The Cruel Sea. One of the best of the World War II films, based on Nicholas Monsarrat's bestseller and filled with the salt spray and shellbursts of naval warfare (TIME, Aug. 24).
From Here to Eternity. James Jones's wild (and sometimes woolly) novel about life in the peacetime...