Released between 1952-01-01 and 1952-12-31 Catalog (Sorted by Number of Votes Descending)
2. High Noon (1952)
PG | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.
Votes: 88,378 | Gross: $9.45M
6. Limelight (1952)
G | 137 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives.
Votes: 15,666 | Gross: $1.00M
9. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Passed | 152 min | Drama, Family, Romance
The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.
Votes: 11,159 | Gross: $36.00M
10. Forbidden Games (1952)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 9,643 | Gross: $0.01M
11. Viva Zapata! (1952)
Approved | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
13. Bend of the River (1952)
Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
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.
14. The Narrow Margin (1952)
Not Rated | 71 min | Film-Noir, Thriller
A woman planning to testify against the mob must be protected against their assassins on the train trip from Chicago to Los Angeles.
16. Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
Passed | 76 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
After being dumped by his girlfriend, an airline pilot pursues a babysitter in his hotel and gradually realizes she's dangerous.
17. The Crimson Pirate (1952)
Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy
During the 1700s, pirate Captain Vallo seizes a British warship and gets involved in various money-making schemes involving Caribbean rebels led by El Libre, British envoy Baron Jose Gruda, and a beautiful courtesan named Consuelo.
19. Kansas City Confidential (1952)
Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
20. Clash by Night (1952)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
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.
21. The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
26. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.
Votes: 4,147 | Gross: $18.05M
28. Sudden Fear (1952)
Approved | 110 min | Film-Noir, Thriller
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.
29. Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
Approved | 99 min | Drama, Romance
An emotionally remote recovering alcoholic and his dowdy, unambitious wife face a personal crisis when they take in an attractive lodger.
30. 5 Fingers (1952)
Approved | 108 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
During WWII the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara sells British secrets to the Germans while trying to romance a refugee Polish countess.
32. The Little World of Don Camillo (1952)
107 min | Comedy
In a village of the Po valley where the earth is hard and life miserly, the priest and the communist mayor are always fighting to be the head of the community. If in secret, they admired ... See full summary »
34. Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
Approved | 112 min | Biography, Family, Musical
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."
35. The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
Approved | 96 min | Adventure
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.
39. Macao (1952)
Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
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?
40. Fanfan la Tulipe (1952)
Not Rated | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Swashbuckling adventures of young army recruit Fanfan la Tulipe during the reign of King Louis XV in 18th century France.
42. The Golden Coach (1952)
Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Three men of varying social standing - a viceroy, a bullfighter, and a soldier - vie for the affections of an actress in 18th-century Peru.
45. Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)
105 min | Drama, Film-Noir
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.
46. O. Henry's Full House (1952)
Approved | 117 min | Drama
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.
48. Lost in Alaska (1952)
76 min | Adventure, Comedy
Two volunteer firemen rescue a gold prospector from suicide. However, once they discover that the police mistakenly want them for murder, they travel with the prospector to Alaska to help ... See full summary »
51. Springfield Rifle (1952)
Approved | 93 min | War, Western
Major Lex Kearney 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.
52. The World in His Arms (1952)
Approved | 104 min | Action, Adventure, History
In San Francisco in 1850, a Russian Countess runs away from an arranged marriage to a Russian Prince and falls into the arms of an American sea captain who occasionally poaches seals in Russian Alaska.
Votes: 1,481 | Gross: $3.00M
53. Scandal Sheet (1952)
Passed | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The editor of an exploitation newspaper commits a murder and assigns his protégé to investigate hoping to divert attention away from himself.
56. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
Approved | 88 min | Comedy
An aging heir-less millionaire wants to leave his fortune to the unsuspecting family of his first love but not before testing his prospective heirs by living with them under the guise of a poor boarder.
57. Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
Biopic of Australian swimming champ and entertainer Annette Kellerman. After overcoming polio, Kellerman achieves fame and creates a scandal when her one-piece bathing suit is considered indecent.
58. With a Song in My Heart (1952)
Approved | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
After landing a job singing on the radio, Jane Froman marries musical accompanist Don Ross. Under Don's management, Jane rises to stardom and is invited to perform for the troops during ... See full summary »
59. The Marrying Kind (1952)
92 min | Comedy, Drama
Florence and Chet Keefer have had a troublesome marriage. Whilst in the middle of a divorce hearing the judge encourages them to remember the good times they have had hoping that the ... See full summary »
60. The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)
Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Family
With King Richard away at the crusades, Prince John rules England with an iron fist and tasks the Sheriff of Nottingham with the collection of high taxes and the capture of outlaw Robin Hood.
Votes: 1,064 | Gross: $4.58M
63. Sailor Beware (1952)
108 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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.
64. April in Paris (1952)
Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A series of misunderstandings leads to a chorus girl traveling to Paris to represent the American theater, where she falls in love with a befuddled bureaucrat.
65. The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952)
Approved | 102 min | Drama
In 1917, three shepherd children living just outside Fatima, Portugal have visions of a lovely lady in a cloud. The anticlerical government wishes to squelch the Church; reports of ... See full summary »
67. Les Miserables (1952)
Approved | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A parole violator in early 19th Century France is relentlessly pursued and persecuted by an obsessive policeman.
Votes: 810 | Gross: $2.40M
70. The Winning Team (1952)
Approved | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
71. The Belle of New York (1952)
Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
In squeaky-clean New York at the turn of the century, playboy Charlie Hill falls so much in love that he can walk on air. The object of his affections is beautiful Angela Bonfils, a mission... See full summary »
72. The Cimarron Kid (1952)
Approved | 84 min | Western
Unjustly accused of robbing the train he was riding home, Bill Doolin re-joins his old gang, participates in other robberies and becomes a wanted outlaw.
74. A Woman Without Love (1952)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama
After indulging in an affair with a man (a friend of the family) she truly loves, a woman returns to her young son and husband for good, and loses contact with the man. Her husband is ... See full summary »
75. Stolen Face (1952)
Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama
A doctor repairs a female inmate's disfigured face to match the lovely woman who left him, and marries her, only to find out how abusive she is.
76. The Overcoat (1952)
Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952), the story is about a poor city-hall clerk (Renato Rascel) whose ... See full summary »
77. Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy
Ma and Pa are trying to raise enough money at the county fair to send their daughter Rosie to college. Ma competes in baking and Pa enters a trotter in a horse race, while Rosie takes up with handsome young Marvin Johnson.
78. Man Bait (1952)
Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Drama
The married owner of a bookstore is attracted to his sexy blonde clerk. He finally gives in to temptation and makes a pass at her, but that only results in him getting enmeshed in blackmail and murder.
80. Loan Shark (1952)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
At the request of factory owners and union leaders, a tough ex-con infiltrates a gang of loan sharks who are preying on financially desperate factory workers.
81. Just for You (1952)
104 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take ... See full summary »
82. Yankee Buccaneer (1952)
Approved | 86 min | Adventure, History, Romance
Captain David Porter of the fledgling American Navy receives orders to masquerade as a privateer in order to corral some Caribbean pirates.
83. Gambler and the Lady (1952)
Not Rated | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A social-climbing American with a business in illegal gambling falls in love with a blue blood, but gangsters and a jealous ex-girlfriend stand in the way of happiness.
85. The Frightened Man (1952)
Not Rated | 69 min | Crime, Drama
The hidden life of a second-hand dealer inadvertently ensnares his son. Julius Rosselli (Dermot Walsh), whose expulsion from Oxford and subsequent participation with jewel thieves breaks ... See full summary »