Best Picture 1952

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1.
Casque d'Or (1952)
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In an open-air dance hall, the members of Leca's gang are relaxing with their ladies. One of them, Marie... (96 mins.)
Director: Jacques Becker
 
2.
Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
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A childless middle-aged couple faces a marital crisis of sorts. (115 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
3.
The Quiet Man (1952)
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A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love. (129 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
4.
Bellissima (1951)
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A woman from the low class desperately tries to get her daughter into the movies. (115 mins.)
 
5.
Moulin Rouge (1952)
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Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. (119 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
6.
On Dangerous Ground (1951)
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Rough city cop Jim Wilson is disciplined by his captain and is sent upstate, to a snowy mountain town, to help the local sheriff solve a murder case. (82 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
7.
Angel Face (1952)
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Ambulance driver Frank Jessup is ensnared in the schemes of the sensuous but dangerous Diane Tremayne. (91 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
8.
5 Fingers (1952)
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During WWII the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara sells British secrets to the Germans while trying to romance a refugee Polish countess. (108 mins.)
 
9.
Le Plaisir (1952)
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Three stories about the pleasure. The first one is about a man hiding his age behind a mask to keep going to balls and fancying women... (97 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
 
10.
The Stranger in Between (1952)
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Violent fugitive and mistreated small boy team up to flee from authority. (84 mins.)
 
11.
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
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An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success. (118 mins.)
 
12.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
 
13.
Forbidden Games (1952)
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A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death. (86 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
14.
Pat and Mike (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Pat is a women's sports sensation unless her fiancé is around. Her new shady manager Mike keeps them apart and develops feelings for her. (95 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
15.
Carrie (1952)
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Carrie boards the train to Chicago with big ambitions. She gets a job stitching shoes and her sister's... (118 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
16.
The Wild Heart (1952)
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A re-editing of Gone to Earth after a disagreement and court case between director Michael Powell and producer David O. Selznick... (82 mins.)
 
17.
Othello (1952)
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The general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with one of his officers Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter lieutenant named Iago. (90 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
18.
Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
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The opening scene of the movie describes it best: "Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a great storyteller named Hans Christian Andersen. This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about the great spinner of fairy tales." (112 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
19.
My Cousin Rachel (1952)
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A young man plots revenge against the woman he believes murdered his cousin, but his plans are shaken when he comes face to face with the enigmatic beauty. (98 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
20.
Scaramouche (1952)
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18th century France. A man sets out to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a master swordsman. (115 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
21.
Crash of Silence (1952)
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Mandy Garland was born deaf and has been mute for all of her life. Her parents believe she is able to speak if she can only be taught and enroll her with a special teacher. (93 mins.)
 
22.
Feed the Kitty (1952 Short Film)
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A bulldog, charmed by a kitten, tries to keep her hidden from his human guardian. (7 mins.)
 
23.
Secret People (1952)
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This tale of intrigue finds Valentina Cortese involved in an assassination plot. She helps the police apprehend the conspirators after an innocent bystander is accidentally killed. (96 mins.)
 
24.
Washington Story (1952)
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Van Johnson's character is a congressman. Reporter Alice Kingsly arrives in Washington D.C. determined to uncover a tabloid-worthy scandal... (81 mins.)
Director: Robert Pirosh
 
25.
Los ojos dejan huellas (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Martin, a perfume seller coincide with his former classmate and bright, Roberto, who has left her lover planted tonight... (100 mins.)
 
26.
Diplomatic Courier (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Cold War yarn about a US State Department courier who tangles with Soviet agents and seductive women in post WW2 Europe. (97 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
27.
Rabbit Seasoning (1952 Short Film)
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Daffy Duck tricks Elmer Fudd into believing it's rabbit season; but Bugs Bunny uses a female disguise and faulty pronouns to fight back. (7 mins.)
 
28.
Ivanhoe (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne. (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
29.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An Englishman vacationing in a Ruritarian kingdom is recruited to impersonate his cousin, the soon-to-be-crowned king when the monarch is drugged and kidnapped. (96 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
30.
High Noon (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him. (85 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
31.
Ruby Gentry (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A sexy but poor young girl marries a rich man she doesn't love, but carries a torch for another man. (82 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
32.
Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
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An emotionally remote recovering alcoholic and his dowdy, unambitious wife face a personal crisis when they take in an attractive lodger. (99 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mann
 
33.
Sudden Fear (1952)
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After an ambitious actor insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy middle-aged playwright and marries her, he plots with his mistress to murder her. (110 mins.)
Director: David Miller
 
34.
Something to Live For (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An actress becomes an alcoholic after being jilted. She is aided by an Alcoholics Anonymous member with whom she has an affair; however, he is married. (89 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
35.
Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)
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A lawyer whose wife has had an affair sets out to leave her by flying to LA. He becomes ever more involved in the lives of a few fellow travelers on a journey that ends up showing him as much about himself as about the others. (105 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
36.
The Star (1952)
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A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a comeback. (89 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
 
37.
Monkey Business (1952)
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A chemist finds his personal and professional life turned upside down when one of his chimpanzees finds the fountain of youth. (97 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
38.
Thunder in the East (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
During India's first years of independence from Britain, Steve Gibbs lands his armaments loaded plane in Ghandahar province hoping to get rich... (97 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
39.
The Narrow Margin (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A woman planning to testify against the mob must be protected against their assassins on the train trip from Chicago to Los Angeles. (71 mins.)
 
40.
Deadline - U.S.A. (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
With his newspaper about to be sold, crusading editor Ed Hutcheson tries to complete an exposé on gangster Rienzi. (87 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
41.
This Is Cinerama (1952 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A standard screen B&W prologue during which Lowell Thomas shows how, from the dawn of history, mankind... (115 mins.)
 
42.
With a Song in My Heart (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Jane Froman (Susan Hayward), an aspiring songstress, lands a job in radio with help from pianist Don Ross (David Wayne)... (117 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
43.
The Merry Widow (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Operating under royal orders, a count must woo a young and wealthy widow in order to save a kingdom from bankruptcy. (105 mins.)
 
44.
The Member of the Wedding (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young tomboy named Frankie is forced to face her own immaturity as a result her older brother's wedding. (93 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
45.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro. (114 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
46.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle. (152 mins.)
 
47.
Rancho Notorious (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A western based on the story "Gunsight Whitman" by Silvia Richards. Vern Haskell, a nice rancher, seeks... (89 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
48.
We're Not Married! (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In separate stories, five wedded couples learn that they are not legally married. (86 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
49.
Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After being dumped by his girlfriend, an airline pilot pursues a babysitter in his hotel and gradually realizes she's dangerous. (76 mins.)
Director: Roy Baker