My Favorite Movies of 1952

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1.
The Brigand (1952)
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Carlos Delargo, son of a royal princess of Mandorra who has been banished, is returned to the kingdom to face a murder charge... (94 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
2.
Young Man with Ideas (1952)
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A young lawyer, encounters problems while relocating his family. (84 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
3.
Thunder in the East (1951)
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During India's first years of independence from Britain, Steve Gibbs lands his armaments loaded plane in Ghandahar province hoping to get rich... (97 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
4.
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
 
5.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
 
6.
The Narrow Margin (1952)
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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. (71 mins.)
 
7.
My Cousin Rachel (1952)
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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. (98 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
8.
The Wild North (1952)
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In the Canadian mountains, a trapper goes on the run accused of a crime, and is pursued by a rugged and determined lawman. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Marton
 
9.
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.)
 
10.
Scaramouche (1952)
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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. (115 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
11.
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
 
12.
Hiawatha (1952)
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Hiawatha, a member of the Ojibway tribe, is on a peace mission to the Dakotah tribe. He meets and falls in love with Minniehaha... (80 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann
 
13.
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
 
14.
The Battle at Apache Pass (1952)
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When Cochise bands together with Geronimo and other Indian nations, Major Colton abandons his fort, heading towards Fort Sheridan, through Apache Pass. Only thing in his way are the Indians he used to call his friends. (85 mins.)
Director: George Sherman
 
15.
Moulin Rouge (1952)
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Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. (119 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
16.
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
 
17.
Pony Soldier (1952)
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In 1876, a Canadian North West Mounted Police Constable must obtain the release of white hostages captured by the Cree tribes that are raiding Montana from their Canadian reservation. (82 mins.)
 
18.
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
 
19.
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
 
20.
Thief of Damascus (1952)
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A young man gathers a group of friends and adventurers to help battle an evil sultan. (78 mins.)
Director: Will Jason
 
21.
Denver and Rio Grande (1952)
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A romanticized history of the building of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in the Colorado mountains. (89 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
22.
Androcles and the Lion (1952)
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Story of a Christian in ancient Rome who befriends a lion. (98 mins.)
Director: Chester Erskine
 
23.
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
 
24.
Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
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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." (112 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
25.
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
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
 
28.
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
“ AKA - The Green Glove ” - Girgisbond
 
29.
Hangman's Knot (1952)
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A Confederate Major and his troops are falsely led to believe the Civil War is not over, and become wanted men after they attack a Union Army wagon train in Nevada. (81 mins.)
Director: Roy Huggins
 
30.
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
 
31.
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
 
32.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
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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. (96 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
33.
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.)
 
34.
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
 
35.
Rancho Notorious (1952)
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A western based on the story "Gunsight Whitman" by Silvia Richards. Vern Haskell, a nice rancher, seeks... (89 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
36.
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
 
37.
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
 
38.
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
 
39.
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.)
 
40.
The Golden Hawk (1952)
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The seafaring adventures of French privateer Kit 'The Hawk' Gerardo during the Franco-Spanish-English war of the 17th century. (83 mins.)
Director: Sidney Salkow
 
41.
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
 
42.
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
 
43.
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
 
44.
Hellgate (1952)
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Man is framed & sent to toughest prison in the territory. (87 mins.)
 
45.
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
 
46.
Son of Ali Baba (1952)
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Kashma Baba, the son of the famed Baghdad thief Ali Baba is a cadet in a medieval Persian military academy where he runs afoul of his rival Hussein, the evil Caliph's son. (75 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann
 
47.
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952)
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In 1917, three shepherd children living just outside Fatima, Portugal have visions of a lovely lady in a cloud... (102 mins.)
Director: John Brahm
 
48.
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
 
49.
The Cimarron Kid (1952)
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Audie Murphy comes into his own as a Western star in this story. Wrongly accused by crooked railroad... (84 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
50.
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
 
51.
The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)
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Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers. (77 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
52.
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
 
53.
At Sword's Point (1952)
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In 1648 France, it's the sons (and daughter) of the Three Musketeers to the rescue! (81 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
54.
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
 
55.
Untamed Frontier (1952)
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The Denbow family hope to freeze out homesteaders by denying access across their land; but to evade a murder charge... (78 mins.)
Director: Hugo Fregonese
 
56.
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
 
57.
Lure of the Wilderness (1952)
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In a Georgia swamp, a young hunter stumbles upon a wanted fugitive and his daughter, and helps them return to civilization. (93 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
58.
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
 
59.
Storm Over Tibet (1952)
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During World War II, David Simms pilots supplies between India and China over the Himalaya Mountains... (87 mins.)
Director: Andrew Marton
 
60.
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
 
61.
The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)
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Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace... (84 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
 
62.
Yankee Buccaneer (1952)
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Captain David Porter of the fledgling American Navy receives orders to masquerade as a privateer in order to corral some Caribbean pirates. (86 mins.)