A year of such ridiculous achievements in Hollywood and abroad that I expanded my list to twelve.

The Earrings of Madame De… (Max Ophuls)
Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi)
The Big Heat (Fritz Lang)
Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (Jacques Tati)
Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu)
The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
Pickup on South Street (Sam Fuller)
The Naked Spur (Anthony Mann)
I Vitelloni (Federico Fellini)
El (Luis Bunuel)
From Here to Eternity (Fred Zinnemann)
Beat the Devil (John Huston)