Cinema: Choice for 1954

Beat the Devil. John Huston and Truman Capote while away an hour and a half with one of the shaggiest stories ever put on film: the year's orneriest picture, and one of its funniest (TIME, March 8).

Genevieve. Henry Cornelius' hilarious log of a trip from London to Brighton in a 1904 Darracq; with John Gregson, Dinah Sheridan (TIME, Nov. 30, 1953; release delayed until 1954).

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Stanley Donen and Michael Kidd knock off a randandy of a musical, the best since An American in Paris; with Howard Keel, Jane Powell...

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