1952

The first ten films are my favorites in descending order. The rest are in IMDb user rating order as of 10/1/2015.
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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.)
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2.
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
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3.
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
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4.
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
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5.
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
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6.
The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
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7.
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
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8.
The Life of Oharu (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society. (148 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
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9.
Umberto D. (1952)
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An elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome. (89 mins.)
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10.
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.)
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11.
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
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12.
Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A childless middle-aged couple faces a marital crisis of sorts. (115 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
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13.
The Quiet Man (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love. (129 mins.)
Director: John Ford
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14.
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.)
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15.
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.)
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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
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17.
Othello (1951)
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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
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18.
Mother (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A teenaged girl witnesses her widowed mother's attempt to sustain her family. (98 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
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19.
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
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20.
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.)
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21.
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
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22.
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.)
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23.
Sudden Fear (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
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24.
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
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25.
Carrie (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Carrie boards the train to Chicago with big ambitions. She gets a job stitching shoes and her sister's... (118 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
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26.
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
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27.
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.)
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28.
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
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29.
Scandal Sheet (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 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
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30.
Park Row (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Globe is a small, but visionary newspaper started by Phineas Mitchell, an editor recently fired by The Star. The two newspapers become enemies, and the Star's ruthless heiress Charity Hackett decides to eliminate the competition. (83 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
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31.
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
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32.
Bend of the River (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 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
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33.
The Golden Coach (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In Peru in the eighteenth century. Camilla, the star of a theater company, hesitates between three men... (103 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
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34.
Angel Face (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Ambulance driver Frank Jessup is ensnared in the schemes of the sensuous but dangerous Diane Tremayne. (91 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
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35.
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
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36.
O. Henry's Full House (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
John Steinbeck introduces a quintet of five of O. Henry's most celebrated stories from his New York Period (1902-1910) in this anthology film. (117 mins.)
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37.
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.)
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38.
Room for One More (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A fairly well-to-do family takes in 2 troubled orphans since no one else will take them. (98 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
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39.
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
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40.
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
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41.
Araki Mataemon: Kettô kagiya no tsuji (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Mataemon Araki, a renowned swordsman, helps a young man find vengeance. (82 mins.)
Director: Kazuo Mori
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42.
Clash by Night (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Mae Doyle comes back to her hometown a cynical woman. Her brother Joe fears that his love, fish cannery worker Peggy, may wind up like Mae. Mae marries Jerry and has a baby; she is happy but restless, drawn to Jerry's friend Earl. (105 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
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43.
The Sniper (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant. (88 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
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44.
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
 
45.
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
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46.
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
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47.
Pat and Mike (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 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
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48.
Breaking the Sound Barrier (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Fictionalized story of British aerospace engineers solving the problem of supersonic flight. (118 mins.)
Director: David Lean
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49.
Above and Beyond (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Col. Paul Tibbetts piloted the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in World War 2. (122 mins.)
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50.
Les Miserables (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A parole violator in early 19th Century France is relentlessly pursued and persecuted by an obsessive policeman. (105 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
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51.
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
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52.
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.)
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53.
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.)
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54.
Affair in Trinidad (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Nightclub singer and her brother-in-law try to find her husband's killer. (98 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
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55.
The Atomic City (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An atomic scientist's son is kidnapped by enemy agents. (85 mins.)
Director: Jerry Hopper
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56.
Red Planet Mars (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
An American scientist is able to contact and communicate with Mars with shattering political, economic, and spiritual repercussions. (87 mins.)
Director: Harry Horner
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57.
Invasion, U.S.A. (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
A group of people at a bar witness the unfolding events of a Soviet invasion of the USA. (73 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
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