These editors found -- after the publication of their first anthology of film plays, that they had shouldered the responsibility of issuing an annual -- and this is the first. The selection is largely personal, some film plays are included that were not box office successes, but that made definite contribution to film history. Some make good reading. All make their contribution to better working knowledge of what screen plays are like, for study courses, etc. Complete dialogue and action makes one aware of film plays as an existing literary medium, of artistic and social value. Introductory sections include a piece by Walter Wanger on The Motion Picture Industry and the War Effort, and one by Dudley Nichols on Writer, Director and Film.