Cinema: Choice for 1956


The King and I. The year's best musical (TIME, July 16).

Somebody Up There Likes Me. Paul Newman is brilliant as the slum-dumb hero in the story of Rocky Graziano's rise from mug to pug (TIME, July 23).

Lust for Life. A film biography of Vincent Van Gogh (Kirk Douglas), including a cinemuseum tour crammed with four-color, heroic-scale reproductions of Van Gogh's paintings (TIME, Sept. 24).

Giant. In the year's best Hollywood picture, Director George Stevens delivers a three-hour tirade against materialism as the Lone Star State typifies it, and in the process wins a fine performance from the late James Dean (TIME,...

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