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NEW YORK. December 28. The New York film critics chose 'A Street' Car Named Desire' as the best motion picture of 1951 and honoured its director, Elia Kazan, and its leading lady, Viv- ien Leigh, as the best in their fie Arthur Kennedy was chosen as thee best actor for his work in Universal-International's "Bright Victory."
Marlon Brando of 'Street Car' was second. The critics chose 'The River' an Independent film made by Ken neth McEldowney, in India, as second best. George Stevens, who made "A Place in The Sun" for Paramount was given second place among directors,' Sheley Winters, who played in 'A Place In The Sun', was run ner-up to Miss Leigh. 'Miracle In Milan', an Italian picture was chosen as the best foreign-language film. ALEC GUINNESS BEST LONDON, December 28.— Alec Guinness and Anne Neagle were the biggest box office attractions in British films in 1951. They head a poll conducted by the London Bureau of the 'Motion Picture Herald' in which 45,424 British exhibitors voted on the basis of their box office returns. Guinness has not previously been in the top 10, but Anna Neagle held her position there for the fifth successive year, al- though she was seen in only one new film, 'The Ladv With the Lamp.' Miss Neagle was also nominat- ed the leading actress in the in- ternational field in which Guin- ness was placed fifth. Results of the poll were: Brit ish stars wbo appeared in films made In Britain: Alec Guinness I, Anna Neagle 2. Jean Simmons 3. Michael Wilding 4, Trevor Howard S, Alastair Sim 6, Robert Newton 7. Jean Kent 8, Michael Redgrave B, Glynis Johns 10. International stars who appear- ed in any film: Bob Hope 1, James Stewart 2, John Wayne 3 Abbott and Costello 4, Alec Guin ness 5, Anna Neagle 6, Bette Davis 7,. Alan Ladd 8. Betty Hutton 9 Mario Lanza 10. The 10 films which took the most money at British box offices were: 'The Great Caruso,' 'Sam- son and Delilah,' 'King Solomon's Mines,' 'Laughter In Paradise,' 'Cinderella,' 'Worm's Eye View ' 'All About Eve,' 'White Corri dors.' 'Captain Horatio Horn blower,' and 'On the Riviera '