Asked by TIME to assess his career, Newman offered a wry and sometimes caustic critique of a remarkable series of memorable hits and forgotten turkeys:
The Silver Chalice (1954): Junk.
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956): Had some fun with that.
The Rack (1956): Really aspired to something, and nobody went to see it. A fine example of me trying too hard.
Until They Sail (1957): Not much to play there.
The Helen Morgan Story (1957): Ugggghhh.
The Long Hot Summer (1958): Pretty good. Still aware of how hard I was working.
The Left Handed Gun (1958): A little...