Black Orpheus (French). Director Marcel Camus (no kin to Novelist-Playwright Albert) has fashioned an impressive, wildly poetic film from a Brazilian poet's adaptation of the Orpheus legend. The unknown but graceful cast, and the breathtaking image presented of Negro life during a tropical carnival earned it the 1959 Grand Prix at Cannes.
The 400 Blows (French). The story of a small boy's flight from the soiled, loveless world of his parents is a moving metaphor for all humanity trapped in the relentless round of daily life.
Ben-Hur. The best (and most expensive) screen spectacle ever produced.
Third Man on the Mountain. Walt Disney's...