Room at the Top (British). The career and comeuppance of a young Englishman on the make, based on John Braine's bestselling novel. One of Britain's best pictures in years.
Compulsion. Despite some debatable philosophy and psychiatry, Meyer Levin's casebook on the 1924 Leopold-Loeb murder makes taut, adult melodrama.
Alias Jesse James. A Bob Hope farce funny enough even for those who have given up Hope.
The Diary of Anne Frank. Tighter than the book, more fluid than the play, a film masterpiece about the 13-year-old German Jewish girl who survived two years of hiding...