Best Drama Movies of 1952

1.

Limelight

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

A fading music hall comedian tries to help a despondent ballet dancer learn to walk and to again feel confident about life.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton, Sydney Chaplin, Norman Lloyd, Andre Eglevsky, Marjorie Bennett, Melissa Hayden, Wheeler Dryden ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1952-10-23
2.

High Noon

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

Will Kane, the sheriff of a small town in New Mexico, learns a notorious outlaw he put in jail has been freed, and will be arriving on the noon train. Knowing the outlaw and his gang are coming to kill him, Kane is determined to stand his ground, so he gathers a posse from among the local townspeople.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado, Otto Kruger, Lon Chaney Jr., Harry Morgan, Ian MacDonald, Eve McVeagh ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1952-06-09
3.

The Bad and the Beautiful

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Told in flashback form, the film traces the rise and fall of a tough, ambitious Hollywood producer, Jonathan Shields, as seen through the eyes of various acquaintances, including a writer, James Lee Bartlow; a star, Georgia Lorrison; and a director, Fred Amiel. He is a hard-driving, ambitious man who ruthlessly uses everyone on the way to becoming one of Hollywood's top movie makers.

Starring: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry Sullivan, Gloria Grahame, Gilbert Roland, Leo G. Carroll, Vanessa Brown, Paul Stewart ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1952-12-25
4.

The Quiet Man

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

An American man returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love and conflict.

Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Victor McLaglen, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond, Mildred Natwick, Francis Ford, Eileen Crowe, May Craig, Arthur Shields ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1952-07-21
5.

The Greatest Show on Earth

4.7
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: 1952-01-10
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6.

5 Fingers

4.0
7.7/10 IMDB

During WWII the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara sells British secrets to the Germans while trying to romance a refugee Polish countess.

Starring: James Mason, Danielle Darrieux, Michael Rennie, Walter Hampden, Oskar Karlweis, Herbert Berghof, John Wengraf, Ben Astar, Roger Plowden, Diane Adrian ..
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Release date: 1952-02-22
7.

Come Back, Little Sheba

4.0
7.5/10 IMDB

A mismatched couple's marital problems come to the surface when the husband develops an interest in their pretty boarder.

Starring: Shirley Booth, Burt Lancaster, Terry Moore, Richard Jaeckel, Philip Ober, Edwin Max, Lisa Golm, Walter Kelley, Virginia Hall, Paul McVey ..
Directed by: Daniel Mann
Release date: 1952-12-24
8.

The Narrow Margin

4.0
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
Release date: 1952-05-03
9.

The Importance of Being Earnest

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Algernon Moncrieff is surprised to discover that his affluent friend -- whom he knows as "Ernest" -- is actually named Jack Worthing. Jack fabricated his alter ego in order to escape his country estate where he takes care of his charge, Cecily Cardew. Cecily believes that Ernest is Jack's wayward brother and is keen on his raffish lifestyle. Algernon, seeing an opportunity, assumes Ernest's identity and sneaks off to woo Cecily.

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Michael Denison, Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, Dorothy Tutin, Margaret Rutherford, Miles Malleson, Richard Wattis, Walter Hudd, Aubrey Mather ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1952-06-02
10.

Sudden Fear

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Actor Lester Blaine has all but landed the lead in Myra Hudson's new play when Myra vetoes him because, to her, he doesn't look like a "romantic leading man." On a train from New York to San Francisco, Blaine sets out to prove Myra wrong...by romancing her. Is he sincere, or does he have a dark ulterior motive?

Starring: Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame, Bruce Bennett, Virginia Huston, Mike Connors, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: David Miller
Release date: 1952-08-01

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