Detective Story. Broadway Playwright Sidney Kingsley's account of a day in a Manhattan detective-squad room becomes an even better movie as filmed by Director William Wyler; with Kirk Douglas and Eleanor Parker (TIME, Oct. 29).
The Lavender Hill Mob. Alec Guinness, as an engaging master criminal in a superior British concoction of wit and farce (TIME, Oct. 15).
An American in Paris. A buoyant, imaginative musical, full of fine dances and as compelling as its George Gershwin score; with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron (TIME, Oct. 8).
The Red Badge of Courage. Stephen Crane's classic...