Best History Movies of 1952

1.

Viva Zapata!

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Díaz 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 : The Golden Coach
2.

The Golden Coach

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A viceroy, a nobleman and a bullfighter court a comedy-troupe actress in 16th-century Peru.

Starring: Anna Magnani, Odoardo Spadaro, Nada Fiorelli, Dante, Duncan Lamont, George Higgins, Ralph Truman, Gisella Mathews, Raf De La Torre, Elena Altieri ..
Directed by: Jean Renoir
Release date: 1952-12-05
Best History Movies of 1952 : Hans Christian Andersen
3.

Hans Christian Andersen

3.5
6.8/10 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
4.

Plymouth Adventure

3.1
6.2/10 IMDB

During the Mayflower pilgrims' long voyage across the Atlantic Ocean on their way to America, Captain Christopher Jones falls in love with William Bradford's wife Dorothy.

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 : The Girl in White
5.

The Girl in White

2.9
6.9/10 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
Best History Movies of 1952 : The Romance of Transportation in Canada
6.

The Romance of Transportation in Canada

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

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

Directed by: Colin Low
Release date: 1952-01-01
7.

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
Best History Movies of 1952 : Yankee Buccaneer
8.

Yankee Buccaneer

2.5
5.9/10 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
9.

Lone Star

2.5
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
10.

The Iron Mistress

2.3
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 History Movies of 1952 : Judgement of God
11.

Judgement of God

2.2
5.8/10 IMDB

Bavaria, 1433. Reason of state rules that Prince Albert is to marry Princess Bertha of Wurtemberg. But the fine-looking young man is loath to become the husband of a woman with pimples,flat feet and no breast. Nevertheless, he has to obey his authoritarian father, Duke Ernest, and accompanied by faithful Count Törring, he mounts his steed and sets out for Würtemberg. Stopping in Augsburg, he falls in love with the daughter of a local barber-surgeon, pure and beautiful Agnès Bernauer. The couple is soon secretly married and both take refuge at the castle of Margravine Josepha, Albert's aunt, waiting for Ernest's consent. Unluckily Albert's father will not accept his son's union with a commoner and Albert, supported by Josepha and an army of common people, declares war on the Duke. They seem about to be victorious when Brother Enrique, a monk formerly in the Holy Inquisition, finds a way to reverse the situation: accusing Agnès of witchcraft...

Starring: Andrée Debar, Jean-Claude Pascal, Gabrielle Dorziat, Pierre Renoir, Marcel Raine, Louis Seigner, Jean Barrère, Georges Douking, Marie-France Planeze, Olivier Hussenot ..
Directed by: Raymond Bernard
Release date: 1952-08-20
Best History Movies of 1952 : Eran trecento... (La spigolatrice di Sapri)
12.

Eran trecento... (La spigolatrice di Sapri)

1.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Set in 1857, it's the story of a band of revolutionaries fighting against the Borbones.

Starring: Rossano Brazzi, Franca Marzi ..
Directed by: Gian Paolo Callegari
Release date: 1952-11-17

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