Best History Movies of 1952

1.

Viva Zapata!

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Joseph Wiseman, Arnold Moss, Alan Reed, Margo, Harold Gordon, Lou Gilbert, Frank Silvera ..
Directed by: Elia Kazan
Release date: 1952-02-07
Best History Movies of 1952 : Hans Christian Andersen
2.

Hans Christian Andersen

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A small-town shoemaker with a knack for spinning yarns, Hans encounters happiness and heartbreak on his road to becoming a full-fledged writer.

Starring: Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Zizi Jeanmaire, Joseph Walsh, Philip Tonge, John Qualen, Erik Bruhn, Roland Petit, John Brown, Jeanne Lafayette ..
Directed by: Charles Vidor
Release date: 1952-12-19
3.

Plymouth Adventure

3.1
6.3/10 IMDB

The story of the voyage of the "Mayflower" in its historic voyage across the Atlantic to the New World. The passenger list includes John Alden and Priscilla Mullins among those who made the 96-day storm-filled crossing. Along the way the Captain has an ill-starred romance with the wife of a religious fanatic that ends in a sudden, dramatic way off the coast of Cape Cod.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Gene Tierney, Leo Genn, Barry Jones, Dawn Addams, Lloyd Bridges, Noel Drayton, John Dehner, Tommy Ivo ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1952-11-28
Best History Movies of 1952 : Murder in the Cathedral
4.

Murder in the Cathedral

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Murder in the Cathedral is a story about Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, and his struggles against temptation and personal vanity prior to his murder in the great Cathedral.

Starring: John Groser, Alexander Gauge ..
Directed by: George Hoellering
Release date: 1952-03-01
Best History Movies of 1952 : The Girl in White
5.

The Girl in White

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

The first female doctor in New York City comes up against prejudice from male counterparts who feel threatened by her skills. Eventually, though, they come to respect her and romance blossoms between her and the head doctor.

Starring: June Allyson, Arthur Kennedy, Gary Merrill, Mildred Dunnock, Herbert Anderson, Jesse White, James Arness, Kathryn Card, Curtis Cooksey, Carol Brannon ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1952-05-23
6.

The Romance of Transportation in Canada

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A humorous survey of the history of the development of transportation technology in Canada.

Directed by: Colin Low
Release date: 1952-01-01
Best History Movies of 1952 : Yankee Buccaneer
7.

Yankee Buccaneer

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

A United States Navy ship in the first half of the 19th century, under the command of Captain David Porter, is expecting to put ashore after a year on the seas; but the arrival of one of Porter's ex-students, the willful and independent Lieutenant David Farragut, brings a new mission: to disguise the ship and crew as a pirate ship and help the Navy locate the criminals who have been robbing America's merchant fleet. But as Farragut's disobedience threatens the safety of the crew, they stumble upon an international conspiracy.

Starring: Jeff Chandler, Scott Brady, Suzan Ball, Joseph Calleia, George Mathews, Rodolfo Acosta, David Janssen, Joseph Vitale, Michael Ansara, James Parnell ..
Directed by: Frederick de Cordova
Release date: 1952-09-16
8.

Les Miserables

2.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Jean Valjean, a Frenchman of good character, has nevertheless been convicted for the minor crime of stealing bread. A minor infraction leads to his pursuit by the relentless policeman Javert, a pursuit that consumes both men's lives for many years.

Starring: Michael Rennie, Debra Paget, Robert Newton, Edmund Gwenn, Sylvia Sidney, Cameron Mitchell, Elsa Lanchester, James Robertson Justice, Joseph Wiseman, Rhys Williams ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1952-08-14
9.

Lone Star

2.5
6.2/10 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
10.

The Iron Mistress

2.3
6.4/10 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

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