1952 Films

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1.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
 
2.
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
 
3.
High Noon (1952)
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A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him. (85 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
4.
Les Miserables (1952)
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A parole violator in early 19th Century France is relentlessly pursued and persecuted by an obsessive policeman. (105 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
5.
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
 
6.
Ikiru (1952)
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
7.
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
 
8.
Ivanhoe (1952)
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A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne. (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
9.
Limelight (1952)
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A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives. (137 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
10.
Viva Zapata! (1952)
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The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century. (113 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
11.
Moulin Rouge (1952)
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Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. (119 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
12.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
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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. (114 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
13.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
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The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle. (152 mins.)
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
Kansas City Confidential (1952)
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An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits. (99 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
16.
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
 
17.
The Crimson Pirate (1952)
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Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings... (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
18.
Bend of the River (1952)
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When a town boss confiscates homesteader's supplies after gold is discovered nearby, a tough cowboy risks his life to try and get it to them. (87 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
19.
Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
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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. (76 mins.)
Director: Roy Baker
 
20.
The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
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When Algernon discovers that his friend, Ernest, has created a fictional brother for whenever he needs a reason to escape dull country life, Algernon poses as the brother, resulting in ever increasing confusion. (95 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
21.
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
 
22.
Road to Bali (1952)
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Two unemployed show-biz pals accept treasure-diving work in Bali for a local princess and they find treasure,love and trouble. (91 mins.)
Director: Hal Walker
 
23.
The Big Sky (1952)
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The success of the journey focuses on keeping the Indian girl alive as well as themselves to complete trade with the Blackfeet. (140 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
24.
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
 
25.
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.)
 
26.
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
 
27.
We're Not Married! (1952)
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In separate stories, five wedded couples learn that they are not legally married. (86 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
28.
Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)
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Abbott & Costello's version of the famous fairy tale, about a young boy who trades the family cow for magic beans. (70 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
29.
Pat and Mike (1952)
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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. (95 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
30.
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
 
31.
Sailor Beware (1952)
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Although allergic to kissing girls, Seaman Melvin Jones, through a fluke TV appearance, gets the undeserved reputation of a great kisser dubbed "Mr. Temptation" and is pursued by amorous young females. (108 mins.)
Director: Hal Walker
 
32.
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
 
33.
The Sniper (1952)
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A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant. (88 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
34.
Europe '51 (1952)
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Irene Girard is an ambassador's wife and used to living in luxury. After the dramatic death of her son... (113 mins.)
 
35.
Deadline - U.S.A. (1952)
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With his newspaper about to be sold, crusading editor Ed Hutcheson tries to complete an exposé on gangster Rienzi. (87 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
36.
Room for One More (1952)
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A fairly well-to-do family takes in 2 troubled orphans since no one else will take them. (98 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
37.
The White Sheik (1952)
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During a day in their honeymoon a couple is separated by the city's lust and the desires it produces. (86 mins.)
 
38.
Affair in Trinidad (1952)
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Nightclub singer and her brother-in-law try to find her husband's killer. (98 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
39.
Big Jim McLain (1952)
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In the post-war Hawaii, House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter hunt down communists. (90 mins.)
Director: Edward Ludwig
 
40.
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
 
41.
The World in His Arms (1952)
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Roistering sea captain Jonathan Clark, who poaches seal pelts from Russian Alaska, meets and woos Russian countess Marina in 1850 San Francisco... (104 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
42.
The Big Trees (1952)
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A Quaker colony tries to save the giant sequoias from a timber baron. (89 mins.)
Director: Felix Feist
 
43.
The Star (1952)
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A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a comeback. (89 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
 
44.
Son of Paleface (1952)
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Junior Potter returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. "Mike" is the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Barton is the federal marshal hot on her trail. (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
 
45.
Springfield Rifle (1952)
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Major Lex Kearny becomes the North's first counterespionage agent as he tries to discover who's behind the theft of Union cavalry horses in Colorado during the Civil War. (93 mins.)
Director: Andre DeToth
 
46.
Carbine Williams (1952)
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This is the story of David Marshall 'Marsh' Williams, the real life inventor of the world famous M-1 Carbine automatic rifle used in WWII... (92 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
47.
Red Planet Mars (1952)
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An American scientist is able to contact and communicate with Mars with shattering political, economic, and spiritual repercussions. (87 mins.)
Director: Harry Horner
 
48.
What Price Glory (1952)
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The wartime romantic misadventures of Captain Flagg, commander of a company of US Marines in 1918 France. (111 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
49.
April in Paris (1952)
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Miss Ethel 'Dynamite' Jackson is a chorus girl who mistakingly receives an invitation from the State... (100 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
50.
Above and Beyond (1952)
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Col. Paul Tibbetts piloted the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in World War 2. (122 mins.)
 
51.
The Half-Breed (1952)
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There is a fortune in gold on Apache land, and Archer, a dirty politician, intends to have it. Things reach the boiling point, but Young, a slick gambler, comes along and saves the day. (81 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gilmore
 
52.
Jumping Jacks (1952)
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Nightclub comic Hap Smith assumes the identity of another soldier so he can tour army bases in a revue with his ex-partner Chuck Allen. (96 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
53.
Lone Star (1952)
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Ex-President Andrew Jackson sends Texan Devereux Burke back home on a mission to facilitate Sam Houston's drive for U.S. statehood. (94 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
54.
The Stooge (1951)
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Egotistical vaudevillian Bill Miller basks in the limelight with his successful musical-comedy act, but his success is due to his unheralded second banana. (100 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
55.
Here Come the Nelsons (1952)
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When Ozzie tries to get some publicity for an ad agency, David and Ricky get mixed up with gangsters. (75 mins.)
 
56.
Plymouth Adventure (1952)
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Trials and tribulations beset the one hundred odd settlers that journey to Virginia in 1620 including unexpectedly arriving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. (105 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
57.
Carson City (1952)
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When a banker finds his stagecoach shipments of gold from Carson City are vulnerable to holdups, he commissions the building of a railroad through the mountains. (87 mins.)
Director: Andre De Toth
 
58.
Love Is Better Than Ever (1952)
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The dancing teacher Anastasia falls in love with the smart theatre agent Jud. He likes her, too, but does not want to give up his solo life at all... (81 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
59.
The Savage (1952)
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The only white survivor of a Crow Indian raid on a wagon train is a young boy. He is rescued by the Sioux... (95 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
60.
The Turning Point (1952)
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Jerry McKibbon is a tough, no nonsense reporter, mentoring special prosecutor John Conroy in routing out corrupt officials in the city, which may even include Conroy's own police detective father as a suspect. (85 mins.)
 
61.
Ruby Gentry (1952)
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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. (82 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
62.
The Winning Team (1952)
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Poor health and alcoholism force Grover Cleveland Alexander out of baseball, but through his wife's faithful efforts, he gets a chance for a comeback and redemption. (98 mins.)
Director: Lewis Seiler
 
63.
The Iron Mistress (1952)
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Barely historical presentation of the life of Jim Bowie. Here he goes to New Orleans to sell lumber but falls in love with Judalon... (110 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
64.
Scandal Sheet (1952)
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The editor of an exploitation newspaper commits a murder and assigns his protégé to investigate hoping to divert attention away from himself. (82 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
65.
The Girl in the Bikini (1952)
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When a 25-year old Parisian student, Gérard Morere, hears a lecture about a treasure Troilus lost at sea after the Peloponnesian War... (86 mins.)
Director: Willy Rozier
 
66.
Radar Men from the Moon (1952)
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Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson... (167 mins.)
Director: Fred C. Brannon
 
67.
Lost in Alaska (1952)
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Two volunteer firemen rescue a gold prospector from suicide. However, once they discover that the police mistakenly want them for murder... (76 mins.)
Director: Jean Yarbrough
 
68.
The Devil Makes Three (1952)
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1947: Captain Jeff Eliott returns to Germany to thank the Lehrt family, who hid him during WW-II when his plane was shot down over Munich... (96 mins.)
Director: Andrew Marton
 
69.
The Thief (1952)
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A chance accident causes a nuclear physicist selling top secret material to the Russians to fall under FBI scrutiny and go on the run. (85 mins.)
Director: Russell Rouse
 
70.
The Green Glove (1952)
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An ex-soldier and his new girlfriend comb France for a valuable relic...which others are willing to kill for. (89 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
71.
Horizons West (1952)
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Two brothers end up on opposite sides of the law in post-Civil War Texas. (81 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
72.
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)
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Rocky and Puddin' Head are waiting tables at an inn on Tortuga when a letter given them by Lady Jane for delivery to Martingale gets switched with a treasure map. Kidd and Bonney kidnap them to Skull Island to find said treasure. (70 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
73.
The Black Castle (1952)
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Man investigates the disappearance of two of his friends who were the guests of a sinister Austrian count. (82 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
74.
Ghost Ship (1952)
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A luxury ship is haunted by the ghosts of a crew that had disappeared off the ship years before. (74 mins.)
Director: Vernon Sewell
 
75.
Because You're Mine (1952)
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A famous opera singer falls for his sergeant's sister at boot camp. (103 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
 
76.
Beware, My Lovely (1952)
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A psychopath takes a job as a handyman at the house of a lonely widow. (77 mins.)
Director: Harry Horner
 
77.
This Woman Is Dangerous (1952)
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A tough lady gangster learns that she will be totally blind within a week. She seeks help from the one eye surgeon who may be able to save her sight... (100 mins.)
Director: Felix Feist
 
78.
Captain Pirate (1952)
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In 1690, years have passed since Captain Blood was pardoned by the Crown for his daring deeds against the Spanish on the Spanish Main... (85 mins.)
Director: Ralph Murphy
 
79.
Loan Shark (1952)
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A vicious loan shark ring has been preying on factory workers. When several workers at a tire factory... (79 mins.)
 
80.
Hong Kong (1952)
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The theft of a jeweled treasure is within an adventurer's grasp; he is restrained by his love for a good woman. (94 mins.)
Director: Lewis R. Foster
 
81.
Just for You (1952)
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Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children... (104 mins.)
Director: Elliott Nugent
 
82.
Thunderbirds (1952)
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An Oklahoma National Guard unit, comprised mainly of Native Americans, is called up for duty at the start of World War II. (98 mins.)
Director: John H. Auer
 
83.
She's Working Her Way Through College (1952)
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Shapely burlesque dancer Hot Garters Gertie aka Angela Gardner meets her former teacher John Palmer, now a professor at Midwest State... (104 mins.)
 
84.
Tarzan's Savage Fury (1952)
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Tarzan acts as a guide for two British government agents recently arrived in Africa to secure a great cache of diamonds for the English military. However, the agents are not what they seem. (81 mins.)
Director: Cyril Endfield