Best Action Movies of 1952


Rabbit Seasoning

8.3/10 IMDB

The cartoon finds a row of signs saying it's rabbit season ("If you're looking for fun, you don't need a reason. All you need is a gun, it's Rabbit Season!"). Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck again are arguing over which of them is “in season” (it is really Duck Season, as Daffy says in the beginning), while a befuddled Elmer Fudd tries to figure out which animal is telling the truth. Between using sneaky plays-on-words, and dressing himself in women's clothing (including a Lana Turner-style sweater), Bugs manages to escape unscathed, while Daffy repeatedly has his beak blown off, upside-down, and sideways by Elmer.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1952-09-20

The Greatest Show on Earth

6.6/10 IMDB

To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly and Sebastian begin a dangerous one-upmanship duel in the ring, while he pursues her on the ground.

Starring: Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, Dorothy Lamour, Gloria Grahame, Henry Wilcoxon, Lyle Bettger, Lawrence Tierney, James Stewart, Emmett Kelly ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1952-02-16

The Narrow Margin

7.7/10 IMDB

A tough cop meets his match when he has to guard a gangster's widow on a tense train ride.

Starring: Charles McGraw, Jacqueline White, Marie Windsor, David Clarke, Gordon Gebert, Queenie Leonard, Peter Virgo, Don Beddoe, Paul Maxey, Harry Harvey ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer, William Cameron Menzies
Release date: 1952-05-03

The Crimson Pirate

7.1/10 IMDB

Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings on of a revolution in the Caribbean in the late 1700s. A light hearted adventure involving prison breaks, an oddball Scientist, sailing ships, naval fights, and tons of swordplay.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok, Torin Thatcher, James Hayter, Leslie Bradley, Margot Grahame, Noel Purcell, Frederick Leister, Eliot Makeham ..
Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Release date: 1952-08-27


6.7/10 IMDB

Sir Walter Scott's classic story of the chivalrous Ivanhoe who joins with Robin of Locksley in the fight against Prince John and for the return of King Richard the Lionheart.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Emlyn Williams, Robert Douglas, Finlay Currie, Felix Aylmer, Francis de Wolff, Norman Wooland ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1952-07-31
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Operation: Rabbit

Operation: Rabbit

7.9/10 IMDB

Wile E. Coyote, genius, announces to Bugs Bunny that he is going to catch him and eat him, and then employs a variety of gadgets and plans in an attempt to do so.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1952-01-19

The Lusty Men

7.4/10 IMDB

Retired rodeo champion Jeff McCloud agrees to mentor novice rodeo contestant Wes Merritt against the wishes of Merritt's wife who fears the dangers of this rough sport.

Starring: Susan Hayward, Robert Mitchum, Arthur Kennedy, Arthur Hunnicutt, Frank Faylen, Walter Coy, Carol Nugent, Maria Hart, Lorna Thayer, Burt Mustin ..
Directed by: Nicholas Ray, Robert Parrish
Release date: 1952-10-24

The World in His Arms

6.8/10 IMDB

A boisterous sea captain in the Pacific Coast, circa 1850, has a plan to buy Alaska from the Russians… if they don’t kill him first.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ann Blyth, Anthony Quinn, John McIntire, Carl Esmond, Sig Ruman, Andrea King, Eugenie Leontovich, Bill Radovitch, Rhys Williams ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1952-10-09
Best Action Movies of 1952 : The Duel at Silver Creek

The Duel at Silver Creek

6.3/10 IMDB

A gang of claim jumpers is infesting the territory, gaining ownership of undermanned mining operations through extortion...and leaving no live witnesses. But one victim, quick-drawing gambler Luke Cromwell, escapes. Meanwhille, Marshal Lightnin' Tyrone is also after the gang; recovering from one raid, he meets femme fatale Opal Lacy, who may not be healthy for him to know. When Luke, now calling himself the Silver Kid, joins forces with Marshal Tyrone, the gang had better watch out ...unless something drives a wedge between the new allies.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally, Susan Cabot, Gerald Mohr, Eugene Iglesias, James Anderson, Walter Sande, Lee Marvin, George Eldredge ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1952-09-05
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Diplomatic Courier

Diplomatic Courier

6.8/10 IMDB

During the Cold War, diplomatic courier Mike Kells must retrieve a dispatch containing top-secret intelligence. But when he arrives at the meeting point, a train station in Salzburg, his contact turns up dead, and the message is nowhere to be found. With no clear suspect in sight, Kells must sort through his uncertain relationships with two women, while sidestepping the pitfalls of subterfuge, sabotage and spies in his search for the documents.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Patricia Neal, Stephen McNally, Hildegard Knef, Karl Malden, James Millican, Stefan Schnabel, Herbert Berghof, Arthur Blake, Helene Stanley ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1952-06-13
Best Action Movies of 1952 : The Turning Point

The Turning Point

6.8/10 IMDB

Special prosecutor John Conroy hopes to combat organized crime in his city and appoints his cop father Matt as chief investigator. John doesn't understand why Matt is reluctant, but cynical reporter Jerry McKibbon thinks he knows: he's seen Matt with mob lieutenant Harrigan. Jerry's friendship with John is tested by the question of what to do about Matt, and by his attraction to John's girl Amanda. Meanwhile, the threatened racketeers adopt increasingly violent means of defense.

Starring: William Holden, Edmond O'Brien, Alexis Smith, Tom Tully, Ed Begley, Danny Dayton, Adele Longmire, Ray Teal, Ted de Corsia, Don Porter ..
Directed by: William Dieterle
Release date: 1952-07-12

Hangman's Knot

6.7/10 IMDB

In 1865, a troop of Confederate soldiers led by Major Matt Stewart attack the wagon of gold escorted by Union cavalry and the soldiers are killed. The only wounded survivor tells that the war ended one month ago, and the group decides to take the gold and meet their liaison that knew that the war ended but did not inform the troop. The harsh Rolph Bainter kills the greedy man and the soldiers flee in his wagon driven by Major Stewart. When they meet a posse chasing them, Stewart gives wrong information to misguide the group; however, they have an accident with the wagon and lose the horses. They decide to stop a stagecoach and force the driver to transport them, but the posse returns and they are trapped in the station with the passenger. They realize that the men are not deputies and have no intention to bring them to justice but take the stolen gold.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Donna Reed, Lee Marvin, Frank Faylen, Claude Jarman Jr., Glenn Langan, Richard Denning, Jeanette Nolan, Clem Bevans, Ray Teal ..
Directed by: Roy Huggins
Release date: 1952-11-15
Best Action Movies of 1952 : The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men

The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men

6.6/10 IMDB

Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace. On the way home his father is murdered by henchmen of Prince John. Robin takes up the life of an outlaw, gathering together his band of merry men with him in Sherwood Forest, to avenge his father's death and to help the people of the land that Prince John are over taxing.

Starring: Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch, James Hayter, James Robertson Justice, Martita Hunt, Hubert Gregg, Bill Owen, Reginald Tate, Elton Hayes ..
Directed by: Ken Annakin
Release date: 1952-05-26
Best Action Movies of 1952 : The Lawless Breed

The Lawless Breed

6.3/10 IMDB

After being released from prison, ex-gunfighter John Wesley Hardin hopes to have his autobiography published in order to rehabilitate his tarnished reputation.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Julie Adams, Lee Van Cleef, Mary Castle, John McIntire, Hugh O'Brian, Dennis Weaver, Carl Pitti, Forrest Lewis, Tom Fadden ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1952-12-28

The Captive City

6.6/10 IMDB

A small-town newspaper editor defies threats to expose the mob.

Starring: John Forsythe, Joan Camden, Harold J. Kennedy, Marjorie Crossland, Victor Sutherland, Ray Teal, Martin Milner, Geraldine Hall, Hal K. Dawson, Ian Wolfe ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1952-03-26

Against All Flags

6.5/10 IMDB

British Naval Officer fights pirates on Madagascar.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Alice Kelley, Mildred Natwick, Robert Warwick, Harry Cording, Phil Tully, Lester Matthews, Tudor Owen ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1952-12-24

The Snows of Kilimanjaro

6.1/10 IMDB

Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Hildegard Knef, Leo G. Carroll, Torin Thatcher, Ava Norring, Helene Stanley, Marcel Dalio, Vicente Gómez ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1952-10-08
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Horizons West

Horizons West

6.2/10 IMDB

Brothers Dan and Neil Hammond return to Texas after the Civil War. Ambitious Dan turns to rustling and then shady land deals to build an empire. Being held for a murder, he is rescued from a lynch mob by Neil, who is now the Marshal, but there is eventually a falling out between the brothers, good triumphing over evil.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Julie Adams, Rock Hudson, Judith Braun, John McIntire, Raymond Burr, James Arness, Dennis Weaver, Frances Bavier, Tom Powers ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1952-10-11
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Fargo


6.6/10 IMDB

The brother (House Peters Jr.) of rancher Bill Martin (Bill Elliott) is killed in a stampede started by cattleman. Bill returns to the Fargo country to take his brother's place and is welcomed by law-abiding cattleman MacKenzie (Jack Ingram)) and his daughter Kathy (Phyllis Coates). The leader of the ruthless cattle interests are townsman Austin (Arthur Space) and his henchmen Red (Myron Healey), Link (Robert J. Wilke) and Albord (Terry Frost). Bill has the idea of putting up barbed wire to keep the herds from been driven over the land cultivated by the farmers. He, aided by Tad Sloan (Fuzzy Knight), produces the wire by make-shift methods, but it proves effective. The cattleman charge in court that the wire is dangerous to their herds but lose the case. Austin orders his men to seize Bill, bale him in strands of the wire, and throw him on the stage of the town hall during a fall festival. Bill doesn't take kindly to this and it precipitates open war.

Starring: Bill Elliott, Myron Healey, Phyllis Coates, Fuzzy Knight, Arthur Space, Jack Ingram, Robert J. Wilke, Terry Frost, Robert Bray, Denver Pyle ..
Directed by: Lewis D. Collins
Release date: 1952-09-07

Big Jim McLain

5.1/10 IMDB

House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter come to post war Hawaii to track Communist Party activities even though belonging to the party was legal at the time. They are interested in everything from insurance fraud to the sabotage of a U.S. naval vessel.

Starring: John Wayne, Nancy Olson, James Arness, Alan Napier, Veda Ann Borg, Hans Conried, Hal Baylor, Gayne Whitman, Gordon Jones, Robert Keys ..
Directed by: Edward Ludwig
Release date: 1952-08-30

The Red Ball Express

6.3/10 IMDB

August 1944: proceeding with the invasion of France, Patton's Third Army has advanced so far toward Paris that it cannot be supplied. To keep up the momentum, Allied HQ establishes an elite military truck route.

Starring: Jeff Chandler, Alex Nicol, Charles Drake, Judith Braun, Sidney Poitier, Jacqueline Duval, Hugh O'Brian, Robert Davis, Bubber Johnson, Frank Chase ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1952-05-29
Best Action Movies of 1952 : The Battle at Apache Pass

The Battle at Apache Pass

6.3/10 IMDB

Major Jim Colton is a sympathetic leader who has a working relationship with Apache leader Cochise. Colton is undermined by corrupt and politically ambitious Indian agent Neil Baylor who sets up a false attack, and the abduction of a local farmer's son. While Colton is away investigating the matter, Baylor convinces Lieutenant Bascom that Cochise's band is to blame, and incites him to lead an expedition against the Apache band to return the boy.

Starring: John Lund, Jeff Chandler, Beverly Tyler, Bruce Cowling, Susan Cabot, John Hudson, Jack Elam, Regis Toomey, Richard Egan, Hugh O'Brian ..
Directed by: George Sherman
Release date: 1952-05-09
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Botany Bay

Botany Bay

6.1/10 IMDB

Based on the story of Australia's colonization, this atmospheric drama stars Alan Ladd as Hugh Tallant, an American medical student falsely convicted of robbery and sent on a torturous voyage with other prisoners to the penal colony at Botany Bay. Because of his attempt to escape, evil Captain Gilbert decides to return him to England on charges of mutiny.

Starring: Alan Ladd, James Mason, Patricia Medina, Cedric Hardwicke, Murray Matheson, Dorothy Patten, John Hardy, Hugh Pryse, Malcolm Lee Beggs, Anita Sharp-Bolster ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1952-12-26

Way of a Gaucho

6.5/10 IMDB

In 1875 Argentina, after killing a man, a gaucho is sentenced to harsh army duty but he deserts the army and becomes a bandit leader.

Starring: Rory Calhoun, Gene Tierney, Richard Boone, Hugh Marlowe, Everett Sloane, Enrique Chaico, Jorge Villoldo, Hugo Mancini, Néstor Atilio Yoan, Chuck Roberson ..
Directed by: Jacques Tourneur
Release date: 1952-10-16

Radar Men from the Moon

4.5/10 IMDB

Commando Cody, 'Sky Marshal of the Universe', works with American scientists Joan Gilbert and Ted Richards in the development of a flying suit and a rocket to the Moon. When the nation's defences are being sabotaged and destroyed, Cody learns that an atomic-gun is being used and that the men on the moon are the culprits.

Starring: George Wallace, Aline Towne, Roy Barcroft, William Bakewell, Peter Brocco, Clayton Moore, Robert Stevenson, Don Walters ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1952-01-09

The Savage

6.1/10 IMDB

The only white survivor of a Crow Indian raid on a wagon train is a young boy. He is rescued by the Sioux, and the Sioux chief raises him as an Indian in very way. Years later, the white men and the Sioux threaten to go to war and the Indian-raised white man is torn between his racial loyalties and his adopted tribe.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Susan Morrow, Peter Hansen, Joan Taylor, Richard Rober, Don Porter, Ted de Corsia, Ian MacDonald, Milburn Stone, Angela Clarke ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1952-09-01

Lone Star

6.1/10 IMDB

Rip-roaring big star, big budget semi-historical story about cattle baron Devereaux Burke, who is enlisted by an aging Andrew Jackson to dissuade Sam Houston from establishing Texas as a republic. Burke must fight state senator Thomas Craden, in the process winning the heart of Craden's newspaper-editor girlfriend Martha Ronda.

Starring: Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Broderick Crawford, Lionel Barrymore, Beulah Bondi, Ed Begley, James Burke, William Farnum, Lowell Gilmore, Moroni Olsen ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1952-10-24
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Son of Ali Baba

Son of Ali Baba

5.7/10 IMDB

In ancient Persia the son of Ali Baba (of forty thieves fame), Kashma Baba is a military cadet by day and a party goer by night. He falls for a girl who he later finds is an escaped slave girl belonging to the wicked Caliph. They flee to his father's palace. But alas, there's more to her than meets the eye. Will the evil schemers succeed? The sons of the Forty Thieves to the rescue!

Starring: Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie, Susan Cabot, William Reynolds, Morris Ankrum ..
Directed by: Kurt Neumann
Release date: 1952-08-15
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Bomba and the Jungle Girl

Bomba and the Jungle Girl

5.4/10 IMDB

Bomba decides to find out who his parents were. He starts with Cody Casson's diary and follows the trail to a native village. An ancient blind woman tells him his parents and the village's true ruler were murdered by the current chieftain and his daughter.

Starring: Johnny Sheffield, Karen Sharpe, Walter Sande, Suzette Harbin, Martin Wilkins, Morris Buchanan, Leonard Mudie, Don Blackman, Amanda Randolph, Roy Glenn ..
Directed by: Ford Beebe
Release date: 1952-12-07

Hurricane Smith

5.3/10 IMDB

South Sea freebooters fight for hidden treasure and the love of the beautiful Luana.

Starring: Yvonne De Carlo, John Ireland, James Craig, Forrest Tucker, Lyle Bettger, Richard Arlen, Murray Matheson, Henry Brandon, Mike Kellin, Emile Meyer ..
Directed by: Jerry Hopper
Release date: 1952-10-02
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Blackhawk


6.1/10 IMDB

Based on a successful comic book that began in 1941, the Blackhawks were seven flyers who banded together during WW II to fight the Nazis. After the war, they continued to fight evil where ever they find it. In this movie, they are battling a group of spies and saboteurs bent on destroying democracy. The Blackhawks foil a succession of plots, with a cliff hanger ending in each episode.

Starring: Kirk Alyn, Carol Forman, Carol Forman, John Crawford, Michael Fox, Don C. Harvey, Rick Vallin, Larry Stewart, Weaver Levy, Zon Murray ..
Directed by: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Fred F. Sears
Release date: 1952-07-24
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Tarzan's Savage Fury

Tarzan's Savage Fury

5.8/10 IMDB

The jungle king's cousin tries to get him to help find a diamond treasure.

Starring: Lex Barker, Dorothy Hart, Patric Knowles, Charles Korvin, Tommy Carlton ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1952-03-14

The Iron Mistress

6.2/10 IMDB

In this biopic, Jim Bowie goes to New Orleans, where he falls for Judalon and befriends her brother, Narcisse. Soon, Jim is forced to avenge Narcisse's murder, but Judalon takes up with another man. Jim eventually has another romantic interlude with Judalon and is forced to kill one of her suitors in self-defense. Jim leaves town, and falls for the daughter of a Texas politician, but his entanglement with Judalon continues to bedevil him.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Virginia Mayo, Joseph Calleia, Phyllis Kirk, Alf Kjellin, Douglas Dick, Anthony Caruso, Nedrick Young, George Voskovec, Richard Carlyle ..
Directed by: Gordon Douglas
Release date: 1952-11-19
Best Action Movies of 1952 : The Pace That Thrills

The Pace That Thrills

5.5/10 IMDB

Chills and spills in the fast-paced world of motorcycle racing.

Starring: Bill Williams, Carla Balenda, Robert Armstrong, Frank McHugh, Michael St. Angel, Cleo Moore, John Mitchum, John Hamilton, Claudia Drake ..
Directed by: Leon Barsha
Release date: 1952-03-01
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Okinawa


5.2/10 IMDB

On the eve of their return to the states, the crew of the U.S.S. Blake is unpleasantly surprised when their new captain, Lt. Commander Hale, announces that they've been reassigned to the upcoming invasion of Okinawa. With the news turning the crew against him, Hale must rise to the occasion to keep his men inline.

Starring: Pat O’Brien, Cameron Mitchell, Richard Denning, Rhys Williams, James Dobson, Richard Benedict, Rudy Robles ..
Directed by: Leigh Jason
Release date: 1952-02-28
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Arctic Flight

Arctic Flight

5.3/10 IMDB

Mike Wein, an Alaskan bush pilot operating the the Bering Sea area, makes friends with John W. Wetherby, posing as a wealth United States businessman. But, in reality, he is a Russian spy on his way to Siberia carrying microfilms of the United States' defense installations. (imdb)

Starring: Wayne Morris, Lola Albright, Alan Hale Jr., Carol Thurston, Phil Tead, Thomas Richards Sr., Anthony Garson, Kenneth MacDonald, Paul Bryar, Dale van Sickel ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1952-10-19
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Red Snow

Red Snow

6.7/10 IMDB

Lieutenant Johnson, a U. S. Air Force pilot, on the tip of Alaska, a few miles from the Bering Straits from Siberia, helps foil a Soviet plot to test a new secret weapon by loyal Alaskan Eskimos. He is aided by Sergeant Koovuk, an Alsaka native Eskimo also in the U.S. military service. Along the way there is an ice-floe evacuation, an air-ice rescue and a fight with a polar bear.

Starring: Mala, Gloria Saunders, Guy Madison, Carole Mathews, Richard Vath, John Bryant, Lee Frederick, Philip Ahn, Gordon Barnes, Robert Peyton ..
Directed by: Harry S. Franklin, Boris Petroff
Release date: 1952-07-07
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Flat Top

Flat Top

5.9/10 IMDB

A rock hard commander trains Navy Carrier Pilots during the Second World War

Starring: Sterling Hayden, Richard Carlson, William Phipps, John Bromfield, Keith Larsen, William Schallert, Phyllis Coates, Dave Willock, Walter Coy, Todd Karns ..
Directed by: Lesley Selander
Release date: 1952-10-26
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Bwana Devil

Bwana Devil

4.5/10 IMDB

British railway workers in Kenya are becoming the favorite snack of two man-eating lions. Head engineer Bob Hayward becomes obsessed with trying to kill the beasts before they maul everyone on his crew.

Starring: Robert Stack, Barbara Britton, Nigel Bruce, Ramsay Hill, Paul McVey, Hope Miller, John Dodsworth, Patrick O'Moore ..
Directed by: Arch Oboler
Release date: 1952-08-22
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Black Hills Ambush

Black Hills Ambush

6.7/10 IMDB

U.S. Marshal Rocky Lane (Allan Lane) arrives to help his friend Nugget (Eddy Waller) whose shipments are being robbed. Learning the gang only goes for incoming shipments, he figures they are repacking the loot and having Nugget ship it out. So he hijacks the next outgoing shipment finding a box labeled tools contains gold bars. Then posing as an outlaw he makes a deal with the gang hoping to round them up. But the boss learns he is a Marshal and he is made a prisoner.

Starring: Allan Lane, Black Jack, Eddy Waller, Leslie Banning, Roy Barcroft, Michael Hall, John Vosper, Ed Cassidy, John L. Cason, Wes Hudman ..
Directed by: Harry Keller
Release date: 1952-05-20
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Rodeo


6.8/10 IMDB

Nancy Cartwright is determined to collect an $1,800 feed bill owed to her father Harry Cartwright by a rodeo association. Instead, she is talked into assuming management of the rodeo by Slim Martin and the other performers when they learn the promoter has run off with the cash receipts.

Starring: Jane Nigh, John Archer, Wallace Ford, Gary Gray, Frances Rafferty, Sara Haden, Frank Ferguson, Myron Healey, Fuzzy Knight, Robert Karnes ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1952-03-09
Best Action Movies of 1952 : The Black Lash

The Black Lash

6.5/10 IMDB

Having sent Deuce Rago to prison in Frontier Revenge (1948), Lash finds he's out and his outlaw gang are at it again. This time he has the Lawyer Leonard and Joan to help him out and Lash and Fuzzy must bring him in once more.

Starring: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Peggy Stewart, Ray Bennett, Kermit Maynard, Byron Keith, John L. Cason, Clarke Stevens, Roy Butler, Larry Barton ..
Directed by: Ron Ormond
Release date: 1952-01-02
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Woman in the Dark

Woman in the Dark

6.2/10 IMDB

A pastry-shop girl (Penny Edwards) sees a priest's (Ross Elliott) and a lawyer's (Rick Vallin) brother take part in a jewel heist.

Starring: Penny Edwards, Ross Elliott, Rick Vallin, Richard Benedict, Argentina Brunetti, Martín Garralaga, Edit Angold, Peter Brocco, Barbara Billingsley, John Doucette ..
Directed by: George Blair
Release date: 1952-11-15
Best Action Movies of 1952 : The Blazing Forest

The Blazing Forest

6.2/10 IMDB

Estranged brothers (John Payne, Richard Arlen) find themselves on the same lumberjack crew hired by a feisty widow to clear the timber from her Nevada property.

Starring: John Payne, Richard Arlen, Agnes Moorehead, William Demarest, Susan Morrow, Roscoe Ates, Lynne Roberts, Walter Reed, Chuck Roberson ..
Directed by: Edward Ludwig
Release date: 1952-12-01

Hold That Line

6.1/10 IMDB

The Bowery Boys are enrolled in a fancy college by a pair of rich snobs who think they can turn the Boys into classy guys. Sach becomes a football star, and is kidnapped by gangsters to keep him out of the big game.

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, John Bromfield, Veda Ann Borg, Mona Knox, Gloria Winters, Taylor Holmes, Bernard Gorcey, Gil Stratton, David Gorcey ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1952-03-23
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Apache Country

Apache Country

5.9/10 IMDB

A criminal gang provokes the local Apaches in order to divert the authorities' attention from their own activities.

Starring: Gene Autry, Champion, Carolina Cotton, Harry Lauter, Mary Scott, Sydney Mason, Francis X. Bushman, Pat Buttram, Iron Eyes Cody, Byron Foulger ..
Directed by: George Archainbaud
Release date: 1952-05-30
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Captive of Billy the Kid

Captive of Billy the Kid

5.9/10 IMDB

Five people have a part of a map leading to Billy the Kid's treasure. When one of them is killed, Rocky Lane has a plan to find the killer.

Starring: Allan Lane, Black Jack, Penny Edwards, Clem Bevans, Grant Withers, Roy Barcroft, Clayton Moore, Mauritz Hugo, Garry Goodwin, Frank McCarroll ..
Directed by: Fred C. Brannon
Release date: 1952-01-21
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Sea Tiger

Sea Tiger

5.0/10 IMDB

Murder ensues when owners and hired help contrive against each other to obtain diamonds and gold ingots secretly hidden on a derelict and abandoned Japanese freighter left lying in anchor in a New Guinea cove at the end of WW II.

Starring: Marguerite Chapman, John Archer, Harry Lauter, Marvin Press, Mara Corday, Ralph Sanford, Lyle Talbot, Paul McGuire, Sam Flint, John Mylong ..
Directed by: Frank McDonald
Release date: 1952-07-27
Best Action Movies of 1952 : Army Bound

Army Bound

5.7/10 IMDB

Race car driver Frank Cermak is in love with Jane Harris. Jane and her parents watch Frank win a tight race from Bill Peters, an army lieutenant on leave. Peters tries to foul Frank, and Frank beats him in a fist fight after the race. Frank is drafted into the army and (against staggering and overwhelming odds) finds Lt. Peters to be his commanding officer.

Starring: Stanley Clements, Karen Sharpe, Steve Brodie, Jeffrey Stone, Harry Hayden, Lela Bliss, Gil Stratton, Murray Alper, Mona Knox, Carey Loftin ..
Directed by: Paul Landres
Release date: 1952-10-05

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