The Bridge on the River Kwai. A magnificently ironic, savage contest of wills in a Japanese prison camp; with Alec Guinness as an unbreakable British colonel, William Holden as a durable, devious U.S. Navyman (TIME, Dec. 23).
Ordet. A religious allegory, swathed in a peaceful northland light, by Denmark's Carl (Day of Wrath) Dreyer (TIME, Dec. 16).
Paths of Glory. A passion out of fashion, antimilitarism, vented by a gifted new director, 29-year-old Stanley Kubrick (TIME, Dec. 9).
Don't Go Near the Water. A daffy piece of South Pacifiction, based on William Brinkley's novel about some officers and men engaged in the Navy's public...