Cinema: Foreign

Pother Panchali. Satyajit Ray, in his first picture, has made a film poem of Indian life; the year's most richly and sensitively imagined work of cinematic art (TIME, Oct. 20).

The Horse's Mouth. Joyce Cary's hymn to hobohemia, as Alec Guinness bellows it forth in his best whisky tenor, makes the year's best British comedy (TIME, Nov. 24).

He Who Must Die. Jules Dassin (Rififi) has made a magnificent cinema-daptation of The Greek Passion, Nikos Kazantzakis' novel about a modern imitation of Christ (see below).


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