Best Movies of 1952

1.

Singin' in the Rain

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

In 1927 Hollywood, a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse, Douglas Fowley, Rita Moreno, Mae Clarke, Bess Flowers ..
Directed by: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Release date: 1952-04-09
2.

High Noon

6.4
8.0/10 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 attempts to gather 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.

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
4.

The Quiet Man

5.5
7.8/10 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 African Queen

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

At the start of the First World War, in the middle of Africa’s nowhere, a gin soaked riverboat captain is persuaded by a strong-willed missionary to go down river and face-off a German warship.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick, Richard Marner ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1952-01-07
6.

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
7.

Viva Zapata!

5.2
7.3/10 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
8.

Monkey Business

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Research chemist Barnaby Fulton works on a fountain of youth pill for a chemical company. One of the labs chimps gets loose in the laboratory and mixes chemicals, but then pours the mix into the water cooler. When trying one of his own samples, washed down with water from the cooler, Fulton begins to act just like a twenty-year-old and believes his potion is working. Soon his wife and boss are also behaving like children.

Starring: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Marlowe, Henri Letondal, Robert Cornthwaite, Larry Keating, Kathleen Freeman, Douglas Spencer ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1952-09-03
Best Movies of 1952 : Rabbit Seasoning
9.

Rabbit Seasoning

4.8
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
10.

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: 1952-02-16

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