What should have won: Doctor Zhivago
What actually won: Un Homme Et Une Femme / Signore & Signori
Another year where two films shared the Palme d'Or, and neither of them was the most enduring or powerful of the Festival. Italian satire Signore & Signori and Claude Lelouch's romantic drama Un Homme Et Une Femme beat David Lean's Doctor Zhivago to the prize - and in fact Lean's film went home entirely empty-handed. We have to assume that the Cannes jury that year, led by Sophia Loren, got a giggle from giving the prize to two films with similar titles: in English, they translate literally to Ladies and Gentlemen and A Man and A Woman.