Cinema: CURRENT & CHOICE, Jan. 9, 1956

The Man with the Golden Arm. Nelson Algren's tale of a hot dealer who deals himself a cold card: heroin. A painful, powerful story of human bondage, in which Frank Sinatra is unforgettable (TIME, Dec. 26).

The Rose Tattoo. Anna ("the world's greatest actress") Magnani, in her first Hollywood film, gets the year's loudest laughs as she demonstrates why Italian ham is a delicacy (TIME, Dec. 19).

Umberto D. A man walks the plank of old age, and the Italian realist cinema dies with a gentle curse; Vittorio De Sica's most careful film (TIME, Dec....

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