Gigi. Colette's slender novelette, larded up with production values, is brought forth as a big fat musical; but the show is saved by Cecil Beaton's fruitily fin de siecle sets and costumes -a cinemuseum of exquisite eyesores (TIME, May 19).
Rouge et Noir. The edge of Stendhal's satire is dulled by sentiment, but all the same his great novel makes a good movie; with Gerard Philipe, Danielle Darrieux, Antonella Lualdi (TIME, May 5).
The Young Lions. Irwin Shaw's bestseller about World War II, clarified by an intelligent script and two gifted actors, Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift (TIME, April 14).
Stage Struck. Local girl...