The Killers. Hemingway's short story blown up into a complex plot of thievery, violence and doublecross (TIME, Sept. 9).
Brief Encounter. A British-made romance, filmed with skill from a Noel Coward playlet (TIME, Sept. 9).
The Big Sleep. Humphrey Bogart & wife (Lauren Bacall) play hide-&-seek with sudden death in Raymond Chandler's hard-bitten thriller (TIME, Aug. 26).
Caesar and Cleopatra. Shaw's wit, elegantly tossed around by Vivien Leigh and Claude Rains, amid several million dollars' worth of Technicolored Egypt (TIME, Aug. 19).
Notorious. Ingrid Bergman and Gary Grant, menaced by Director Alfred Hitchcock, stalk...