Cinema: The Winners

This time of year, critics, exhibitors, trade papers and assorted know-it-alls select their cinema bests—and after checking over the 1954 crop, the choices were pretty automatic all the way. At the top of the heap: Marlon Brando and Grace Kelly.

For the best acting job of his career, as a true-to-life patsy in On the Waterfront, Brando got the nod from the New York Film Critics, Film Daily and the Hollywood stars themselves, who were polled by the United Press. Newcomer Grace Kelly, who smoothly dressed up Rear Window, Dial M for Murder and Green Fire (see below} with what Director...

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