Best Picture 1952

by logandarko | created - 20 Mar 2011 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

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1. Casque d'Or (1952)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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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, aka "Casque d'Or" (Golden Helmet) meets Manda, a carpenter. Her man Roland belongs ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Claude Dauphin, Raymond Bussières

Votes: 3,916

2. Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)

116 min | Drama

7.9
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A childless middle-aged couple faces a marital crisis of sorts.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Shin Saburi, Michiyo Kogure, Kôji Tsuruta, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 1,576

3. The Quiet Man (1952)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

Votes: 29,605 | Gross: $10.55M

4. Moulin Rouge (1952)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Director: John Huston | Stars: José Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Suzanne Flon, Claude Nollier

Votes: 4,217 | Gross: $11.81M

5. 5 Fingers (1952)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.8
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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.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: James Mason, Danielle Darrieux, Michael Rennie, Walter Hampden

Votes: 3,460

6. Le Plaisir (1952)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.9
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Three separate stories about the same thing: pleasure.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Simone Simon, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 3,370

7. The Stranger in Between (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Violent fugitive and mistreated small boy team up to flee from authority.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley, Elizabeth Sellars, Kay Walsh

Votes: 672

8. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Passed | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell

Votes: 10,917

9. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.3
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99 Metascore

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Votes: 175,722 | Gross: $8.82M

10. Forbidden Games (1952)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, War

8.0
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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.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée, Laurence Badie

Votes: 9,289 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Pat and Mike (1952)

95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

7.0
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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.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Aldo Ray, William Ching

Votes: 4,385

12. Carrie (1952)

118 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Carrie boards the train to Chicago with big ambitions. She gets a job stitching shoes and her sister's husband takes almost all of her pay for room and board. Then she injures a finger and ... See full summary »

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins, Eddie Albert

Votes: 1,772

13. The Wild Heart (1952)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A re-editing of Gone to Earth (1950) after a disagreement and court case between director Michael Powell and producer David O. Selznick. Selznick's changes are mainly:- (1) Adding a ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Rouben Mamoulian, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Jennifer Jones, David Farrar, Cyril Cusack, Sybil Thorndike

Votes: 110

14. Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Family, Musical

6.9
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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."

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Zizi Jeanmaire, Joseph Walsh

Votes: 2,842

15. My Cousin Rachel (1952)

Approved | 98 min | Mystery, Romance, Drama

7.2
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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.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton, Ronald Squire

Votes: 1,825

16. Scaramouche (1952)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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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.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Mel Ferrer

Votes: 4,753

17. Crash of Silence (1952)

Approved | 93 min | Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Jack Hawkins, Terence Morgan, Godfrey Tearle

Votes: 492

18. Feed the Kitty (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.1
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A bulldog, charmed by a kitten, tries to keep her hidden from his human guardian.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Mel Blanc

Votes: 2,509

19. Macao (1952)

Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?

Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 2,252

20. Secret People (1952)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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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.

Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: Valentina Cortese, Serge Reggiani, Charles Goldner, Audrey Hepburn

Votes: 403

21. Washington Story (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Drama

6.6
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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, and chooses Representative Joseph "No Comment Joe... See full summary »

Director: Robert Pirosh | Stars: Van Johnson, Patricia Neal, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 117

22. Los ojos dejan huellas (1952)

100 min | Drama, Crime

6.9
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Martin, a perfume seller coincide with his former classmate and bright, Roberto, who has left her lover planted tonight. Roberto Martin accompanies her home and meets his wife Berta, which ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Sáenz de Heredia | Stars: Raf Vallone, Elena Varzi, Julio Peña, Fernando Fernán Gómez

Votes: 88

23. Diplomatic Courier (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Cold War yarn about a US State Department courier who tangles with Soviet agents and seductive women in post WW2 Europe.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Patricia Neal, Stephen McNally, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 649

24. Rabbit Seasoning (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

8.4
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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.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 3,383

25. Ivanhoe (1952)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Votes: 7,032

26. The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure

7.0
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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.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, Louis Calhern, Jane Greer

Votes: 2,752

27. High Noon (1952)

PG | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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89 Metascore

A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 85,869 | Gross: $9.45M

28. Ruby Gentry (1952)

82 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A sexy but poor young girl marries a rich man she doesn't love, but carries a torch for another man.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Charlton Heston, Karl Malden, Tom Tully

Votes: 1,100

29. Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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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.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 3,751

30. Sudden Fear (1952)

Approved | 110 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

7.6
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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.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame, Bruce Bennett

Votes: 3,474

31. Something to Live For (1952)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

6.6
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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.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Ray Milland, Teresa Wright, Richard Derr

Votes: 210

32. Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)

105 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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While waiting on a delayed flight, David Trask, who has left his unfaithful wife, meets three of his fellow passengers. When the aircraft crashes, he is one of few survivors, and sets out to resolve their unfinished business.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Bette Davis, Shelley Winters, Gary Merrill, Michael Rennie

Votes: 1,624

33. The Star (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a comeback.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson

Votes: 2,658

34. Monkey Business (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

7.0
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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.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

Votes: 10,845

35. The Narrow Margin (1952)

Not Rated | 71 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

7.7
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A woman planning to testify against the mob must be protected against their assassins on the train trip from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White, Gordon Gebert

Votes: 5,722

36. La laguna negra (1952)

96 min | Drama

6.9
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The Black Lagoon in Urbión, its dark waters surrounded by mountains, hides the secret of a murder and the curse it carried over the village people.

Director: Arturo Ruiz Castillo | Stars: Maruchi Fresno, Tomás Blanco, Fernando Rey, José María Lado

Votes: 31

37. Deadline - U.S.A. (1952)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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With his newspaper about to be sold, crusading editor Ed Hutcheson tries to complete an exposé on gangster Rienzi.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore, Kim Hunter, Ed Begley

Votes: 2,227

38. This Is Cinerama (1952)

G | 115 min | Documentary

7.0
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A standard screen B&W prologue during which Lowell Thomas shows how, from the dawn of history, mankind has attempted to create the illusion of depth & movement by artistic, mechanical and ... See full summary »

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Gunther von Fritsch, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Michael Todd Jr. | Stars: Lowell Thomas, Kathy Darlyn, Toni Valk

Votes: 369 | Gross: $41.60M

39. With a Song in My Heart (1952)

117 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.0
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After landing a job singing on the radio, Jane Froman marries musical accompanist Don Ross. Under Don's management, Jane rises to stardom and is invited to perform for the troops during ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 1,047

40. The Merry Widow (1952)

105 min | Musical

5.9
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Operating under royal orders, a count must woo a young and wealthy widow in order to save a kingdom from bankruptcy.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Lana Turner, Fernando Lamas, Una Merkel, Richard Haydn

Votes: 442

41. The Member of the Wedding (1952)

TV-G | 93 min | Drama

7.0
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A young tomboy named Frankie is forced to face her own immaturity as a result her older brother's wedding.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Ethel Waters, Julie Harris, Brandon De Wilde, Arthur Franz

Votes: 1,074

42. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.

Directors: Henry King, Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 3,986 | Gross: $18.05M

43. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.7
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The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde

Votes: 10,646 | Gross: $36.00M

44. Rancho Notorious (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Western

7.0
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After the murder of his fiancée, a Wyoming ranch hand sets out to find her killer.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, Mel Ferrer, Gloria Henry

Votes: 3,249

45. We're Not Married! (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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In separate stories, five wedded couples learn that they are not legally married.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Victor Moore, Fred Allen

Votes: 1,503

46. Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.9
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After being dumped by his girlfriend, an airline pilot pursues a babysitter in his hotel and gradually realizes she's dangerous.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft, Donna Corcoran

Votes: 4,738

47. Violetas imperiales (1952)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.0
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Violeta, an Andalusian gypsy, foretells a lady she will become empress. The lady is Eugenia de Montijo, and when she marries emperor Luis Napoleón of France she takes the young girl with ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pottier | Stars: Luis Mariano, Carmen Sevilla, Simone Valère, Marie Sabouret

Votes: 80