Cinema: BEST PICTURES OF 1959

AMERICAN Some Like It Hot. Director Billy Wilder's splendid parody of a Mack Sennett comedy, sustained without letup or letdown for two hours (TIME, March 23).

The Diary of Anne Frank. A strongly affecting attempt by Director George Stevens to make film sense of the heartbreaking diaries of the young martyr of Amsterdam (TIME, March 30).

Pork Chop Hill. The only good war picture released in 1959 (TIME, June 8).

Middle of the Night. A wise, touching description of a love affair between a middle-aged man (Fredric March) and a girl in her 20s (Kim...