1952

This is a list-in-progress of some favorite movies from 1952. The numbers are not rankings; the list is in alphabetical order, although the displayed form of some titles may not reflect this.
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1.
Bellissima (1951)
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A woman from the low class desperately tries to get her daughter into the movies. (115 mins.)
 
2.
The Overcoat (1952)
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Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952)... (95 mins.)
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
 
5.
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
 
6.
Fan-Fan the Tulip (1952)
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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
 
7.
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
 
8.
The Golden Coach (1952)
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In Peru in the eighteenth century. Camilla, the star of a theater company, hesitates between three men... (103 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
9.
Forbidden Games (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 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
 
10.
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
 
11.
The Life of Oharu (1952)
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Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society. (148 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
12.
The Little World of Don Camillo (1952)
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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
 
13.
The Member of the Wedding (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 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
 
14.
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
 
15.
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
 
16.
The Pickwick Papers (1952)
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The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find... (109 mins.)
Director: Noel Langley
 
17.
Le Plaisir (1952)
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Three separate stories about the same thing: pleasure. (97 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
 
18.
The Promoter (1952)
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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
 
19.
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.)
 
20.
Secrets of Women (1952)
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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
 
21.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
 
22.
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
 
23.
Umberto D. (1952)
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An elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome. (89 mins.)
 
24.
Where's Charley? (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
From the popular Broadway show, a musical adaptation Brandon Thomas's 1890's farce about an Oxford undergraduate... (97 mins.)
Director: David Butler