1952 - Top of the Pops

All movies from 1952 I have seen. The Top of the Pops Rules for the Ranking: my personal rating + the imdb rating x votes.
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1.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
“ 1428 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
2.
High Noon (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 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
“ 744 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
3.
Ikiru (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ 453 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
4.
Umberto D. (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome. (89 mins.)
“ 191 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
5.
Limelight (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
“ 128 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
6.
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success. (118 mins.)
“ 102 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
7.
Forbidden Games (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
“ 81,95 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
8.
Monkey Business (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
“ 79,16 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
9.
Viva Zapata! (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ 62,15 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
10.
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.)
“ 59,00 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
11.
Othello (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago. (90 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
“ 48,28 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
12.
Bend of the River (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
“ 47,71 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
13.
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
“ 46,74 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
14.
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
“ 39,40 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
15.
Le Plaisir (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
“ 38,68 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
16.
Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
“ 38,30 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
17.
Kansas City Confidential (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
“ Vote: 37,82 ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
18.
The Crimson Pirate (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings... (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
“ 36,45 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
19.
Casque d'Or (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
“ 36,07 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
20.
Moulin Rouge (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. (119 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ 34,43 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
21.
Europe '51 (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Irene Girard is an ambassador's wife and used to living in luxury. After the dramatic death of her son... (113 mins.)
“ 34,16 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
22.
The White Sheik (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
During a day in their honeymoon, a couple is separated by the city's lust and the desires it produces. (86 mins.)
“ 34,00 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
23.
Scaramouche (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
“ 29,97 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
24.
5 Fingers (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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.)
“ 29,48 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
25.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 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
“ 28,41 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
26.
The Little World of Don Camillo (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In a village of the Po valley where the earth is hard and life miserly, the priest and the communist... (107 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
“ 28,06 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
27.
The Big Sky (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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
“ 27,38 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
28.
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
“ 24,18 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
29.
Bellissima (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A woman from the low class desperately tries to get her daughter into the movies. (115 mins.)
“ 21,46 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
30.
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
“ 18,00 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
31.
Fan-Fan the Tulip (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Swashbuckling adventures of young army recruit Fanfan la Tulipe during the reign of King Louis XV in 18th century France. (102 mins.)
Director: Christian-Jaque
“ 16,79 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
32.
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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
“ 16,37 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
33.
Scandal Sheet (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ 15,61 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
34.
Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (105 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
“ 14,48 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
35.
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
“ 13,79 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
36.
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
“ 13,36 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
37.
Secrets of Women (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Rakel, Marta, Karin and Annette are married to four brothers. While waiting in a summer cottage for their husbands to come home... (107 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
“ 13,22 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
38.
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
“ 13,20 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
39.
Macao (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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? (81 mins.)
“ 13,20 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
40.
Mexican Bus Ride (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young man and woman's honeymoon is cut short when the man learns that his mother has fallen ill back at home... (85 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
“ 12,93 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
41.
The Promoter (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing- some honest... (85 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
“ 12,43 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
42.
Against All Flags (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Brian Hawke of the Royal Navy versus the pirates of Madagascar. (83 mins.)
Director: George Sherman
“ 10,97 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
43.
My Cousin Rachel (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
“ 10,15 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
44.
The Stranger in Between (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Violent fugitive and mistreated small boy team up to flee from authority. (84 mins.)
“ 6,47 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
45.
Dreamboat (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is plagued when his old movies are shown on TV and sets out with his daughter to stop it. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing his films and she has other plans. (83 mins.)
Director: Claude Binyon
“ 6,11 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
46.
Inazuma (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Poor, pathetic mother Ose (Kumeko Urabe) has four children, three daughters and a son, by four different men. (87 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
“ 4,81 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
47.
Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(110 mins.)
“ 4,42 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
48.
The Green Glove (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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
“ 4,21 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
49.
Rome 11:00 (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Based on an actual incident, this is the story of five girls (told in a slow beginning) who are among... (107 mins.)
“ 3,75 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
50.
The Truth About Bebe Donge (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Francois Donge, a wealthy manufacturer, is fighting death at hospital. He officially suffers from a food poisoning... (110 mins.)
Director: Henry Decoin
“ 2,93 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
51.
Holiday for Henrietta (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After the rejection of their latest - and preposterous - scenario, two script writers get back to basics to prepare a new movie... (118 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
“ 1,90 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
52.
If I Should Die Before I Wake (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The plot centers on Lucio Santana, a lovable prankster and class clown whose dad happens to be a detective... (73 mins.)
“ 1,13 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
53.
Murder Will Out (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of four people directly and indirectly involved with the murder of a female blackmailer. The... (83 mins.)
Director: John Gilling
“ 1,12 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
54.
Vater braucht eine Frau (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Once again, Hans Neumeister, a widowed man with four spirited children, is looking for a new maid. He advertises the position in the local paper... (98 mins.)
Director: Harald Braun
“ 0,17 points ” - dziwnytenswiat