APPENDIX: Films Listed in Monthly Film Bulletin Critics’ Charts, April-September 1962

 

Average rating scores (* indicates one or more four-star ratings):

 

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILMS (24 films; average score: 3.353)

*The Lady with the Little Dog (USSR): 4.888

*Viridiana (Spain/Mexico): 4.888

*La notte (Italy/France): 4.444

*The Music Room (India): 4.375

*Il posto (Italy): 4.333

*Jules et Jim (France): 4.25

*Ugetsu monogatari (Japan): 4.222

*Last Year in Marienbad (France/Italy): 4.0

*Léon Morin, prêtre (France/Italy): 3.888

Innocent Sorcerers (Poland): 3.714

*Fires on the Plain (Japan): 3.666

The Devil and the Nun (Poland): 3.6

*Paris nous appartient (France): 3.375

*Chronique d’un été (France): 3.333

Les liaisons dangereuses (France): 3.0

The Girl with the Golden Eyes (France): 3.0

Snobs (France/Switzerland): 2.888

Le baron de l’écluse (France/Italy): 2.6

Thou Shalt Not Kill (Italy/Yugoslavia): 2.6

Woman in the Window (Italy/France): 2.25

Girl on the Road (France): 2.0

Hungry for Love (Italy): 2.0

The Last Goal (Hungary): 2.0

I Love, You Love (Italy/France): 1.166

 

AMERICAN FILMS (40 films; average score: 2.318)

*Harold Lloyd’s World of Comedy: 4.0

Rear Window (reissue): 3.625

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: 3.25

West Side Story: 3.16

All Fall Down: 3.143

Guns in the Afternoon (aka Ride the High Country): 3.0

The Miracle Worker: 3.0

A View from the Bridge (France): 3.0

Lonely Are the Brave: 2.875

Sweet Bird of Youth: 2.857

Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation: 2.777

Follow That Dream: 2.75

*The Music Man: 2.625

Summer and Smoke: 2.625

Pal Joey (reissue): 2.571

High Society (reissue): 2.5

State Fair: 2.5

Hell Is for Heroes: 2.4

Big Red: 2.25

Bon Voyage: 2.25

Escape from Zahrain: 2.25

That Touch of Mink: 2.25

The Counterfeit Traitor: 2.2

13 West Street: 2.166

Boys’ Night Out: 2.166

Reprieve: 2.166

Barabbas (Italy): 2.0

Geronimo: 2.0

A Majority of One: 2.0

The Power and the Glory: 2.0

Sergeants 3: 2.0

Walk on the Wild Side: 1.833

Flower Drum Song: 1.8

Five Finger Exercise: 1.777

Moon Pilot: 1.75

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (aka The Cabinet of Caligari): 1.666

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: 1.625

The Spiral Road: 1.4

Born to Sing: 1.333

Lovers Must Learn (aka Rome Adventure): 1.333

 

BRITISH FILMS (21 films; average score: 2.037)

*A Kind of Loving: 4.0

Strongroom: 3.0

Some People: 2.75

H.M.S. Defiant (aka Damn the Defiant!): 2.5

The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone: 2.5

Tiara Tahiti: 2.375

Waltz of the Toreadors: 2.375

The Pot Carriers: 2.333

It’s Trad, Dad! (aka Ring-a-ding Rhythm): 2.166

Guns of Darkness: 2.0

Light in the Piazza: 2.0

The Lion: 1.857

The Phantom of the Opera: 1.833

The Prince and the Pauper: 1.75

Captain Clegg (aka Night Creatures): 1.6

I Thank a Fool: 1.571

The Inspector (aka Lisa): 1.5

Carry on Cruising: 1.25

Hand in Hand: 1.25

Mix Me a Person: 1.166

Village of Daughters: 1.0