Best Romance 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.

Limelight

5.8
8.0/10 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
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 African Queen

5.5
7.7/10 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
5.

The Quiet Man

5.5
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
6.

Monkey Business

5.0
6.9/10 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
7.

The Greatest Show on Earth

4.8
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
8.

Ivanhoe

4.4
6.8/10 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
9.

Scaramouche

4.0
7.5/10 IMDB

In 18th-century France, a young man masquerades as an actor to avenge his friend's murder.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Eleanor Parker, Janet Leigh, Mel Ferrer, Henry Wilcoxon, Nina Foch, Richard Anderson, Robert Coote, Lewis Stone, Elisabeth Risdon ..
Directed by: George Sidney
Release date: 1952-05-08
10.

Come Back, Little Sheba

3.9
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
11.

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
12.

The Star

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but continues to desire a comeback.

Starring: Bette Davis, Natalie Wood, Sterling Hayden, Warner Anderson, Minor Watson, June Travis, Paul Frees, Robert Warwick, Barbara Lawrence, Fay Baker ..
Directed by: Stuart Heisler
Release date: 1952-12-11
13.

The Card

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing - some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a certain very predatory woman...

Starring: Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns, Valerie Hobson, Petula Clark, Edward Chapman, Veronica Turleigh, George Devine, Joan Hickson, Frank Pettingell, Gibb McLaughlin ..
Directed by: Ronald Neame
Release date: 1952-02-25
14.

Clash by Night

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

An embittered woman seeks escape in marriage, only to fall for her husband’s best friend.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe, J. Carrol Naish, Keith Andes, Silvio Minciotti, Tony Martin ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1952-05-30
15.

My Cousin Rachel

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A young man plots revenge against the woman he believes murdered his cousin, but his plans are shaken when he comes face to face with the enigmatic beauty.

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton, Ronald Squire, George Dolenz, John Sutton, Tudor Owen, J. M. Kerrigan, Margaret Brewster, Argentina Brunetti ..
Directed by: Henry Koster
Release date: 1952-12-25
Best Romance Movies of 1952 : Carrie
16.

Carrie

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

Carrie's dreams of adventure in the big city are quickly squashed as she discovers all that awaits her there is a bleak life of grueling and poorly paid factory work—that is, until a traveling salesman named Drouet steps into her life and changes her outlook.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins, Eddie Albert, Basil Ruysdael, Ray Teal, Barry Kelley, Sara Berner, William Reynolds, Mary Murphy ..
Directed by: William Wyler
Release date: 1952-07-17
17.

The World in His Arms

3.6
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 Romance Movies of 1952 : The Sound Barrier
18.

The Sound Barrier

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Fictionalized story of British aerospace engineers solving the problem of supersonic flight.

Starring: Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd, Nigel Patrick, John Justin, Dinah Sheridan, Joseph Tomelty, Denholm Elliott, Jack Allen, Ralph Michael, Leslie Phillips ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1952-10-10
Best Romance Movies of 1952 : Diplomatic Courier
19.

Diplomatic Courier

3.5
6.9/10 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
20.

Pat and Mike

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Pat Pemberton is a brilliant athlete, except when her domineering fiancé is around. The ladies golf championship is in her reach until she gets flustered by his presence at the final holes. He wants them to get married and forget the whole thing, but she cannot give up on herself that easily. She enlists the help of Mike Conovan, a slightly shady sports promoter. Together they face mobsters, a jealous boxer, and a growing mutual attraction.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Aldo Ray, William Ching, Sammy White, George Mathews, Charles Bronson, John George, Jim Backus, Gussie Moran ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1952-06-13
21.

The Stooge

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Bill Miller is an unsuccessful Broadway performer until his handlers convince him to enhance his act with a stooge—Ted Rogers, a guy positioned in the audience to be the butt of Bill's jokes. After Ted begins to steal the show, Bill's girlfriend and his pals advise him to make Ted an equal partner.

Starring: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Polly Bergen, Marion Marshall, Eddie Mayehoff, Richard Erdman, Frances Bavier, Percy Helton, Oliver Blake, Danny Borzage ..
Directed by: Norman Taurog
Release date: 1952-12-21
22.

Ruby Gentry

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A sexy but poor young girl marries a rich man she doesn't love, but carries a torch for another man.

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Charlton Heston, Karl Malden, Tom Tully, James Anderson, Josephine Hutchinson, Phyllis Avery, Herbert Heyes, Myra Marsh, Charles Cane ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1952-12-25
Best Romance Movies of 1952 : Son of Paleface
23.

Son of Paleface

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Peter Potter Jr. returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found.

Starring: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers, Trigger, Bill Williams, Lloyd Corrigan, Paul E. Burns, Douglass Dumbrille, Harry von Zell, Iron Eyes Cody ..
Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Release date: 1952-07-14
Best Romance Movies of 1952 : Hans Christian Andersen
24.

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
25.

Affair in Trinidad

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A nightclub singer enlists her brother-in-law to track down her husband's killer.

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Alexander Scourby, Valerie Bettis, Torin Thatcher, Howard Wendell, Karl Stepanek, George Voskovec, Steven Geray, Walter Kohler ..
Directed by: Vincent Sherman
Release date: 1952-07-29
26.

Macao

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

A man on the run in the Far East is mistaken for an undercover cop.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, Thomas Gomez, Gloria Grahame, Brad Dexter, Edward Ashley, Philip Ahn, Vladimir Sokoloff, Don Zelaya ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg, Nicholas Ray, Mel Ferrer, Robert Stevenson
Release date: 1952-04-11
27.

Million Dollar Mermaid

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

After overcoming polio, Annette Kellerman achieves fame and creates a scandal when her one-piece bathing suit is considered indecent.

Starring: Esther Williams, Victor Mature, Walter Pidgeon, David Brian, Jesse White, Maria Tallchief, Donna Corcoran, Howard Freeman, Charles Watts, Wilton Graff ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1952-12-04
Best Romance Movies of 1952 : We're Not Married!
28.

We're Not Married!

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A Justice of the Peace performed weddings a few days before his license was valid. A few years later five couples learn they have never been legally married.

Starring: Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Fred Allen, Marilyn Monroe, David Wayne, Eve Arden, Paul Douglas, Eddie Bracken, Mitzi Gaynor, Louis Calhern ..
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Release date: 1952-07-11
Best Romance Movies of 1952 : Somebody Loves Me
29.

Somebody Loves Me

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Backstage musical biography of nightclub star Blossom Seeley that charts her rocky relationship with vaudeville singer Benny Fields.

Starring: Betty Hutton, Ralph Meeker, Robert Keith, Billie Bird, Adele Jergens, Henry Slate, Sid Tomack, Jack Benny, Jeni Le Gon, Herb Vigran ..
Directed by: Irving Brecher
Release date: 1952-09-24
Best Romance Movies of 1952 : It Grows on Trees
30.

It Grows on Trees

3.2
6.6/10 IMDB

The Baxters are a typical happy American family trying to live on too little money. Mrs. Polly Baxter acquires two mysterious trees that got into a nursery shipment by mistake. Guess what: they turn out to be money trees! After initial problems, Polly decides to spend the money. But there's one logical consequence of money grown on trees that no one's considered. Written by Rod Crawford

Starring: Irene Dunne, Dean Jagger, Joan Evans, Richard Crenna, Edith Meiser, Les Tremayne, Malcolm Lee Beggs, Frank Ferguson, Bob Sweeney, Dee Pollock ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1952-09-02
31.

The Snows of Kilimanjaro

3.2
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
32.

What Price Glory

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Two military men, Captain Flagg and Sergeant Quirt, who are rivals to begin with, grow more at odds with each other when Quirt is made Flagg's top sergeant. And when a local beauty comes between them, their rivalry escalates even further. But when they discover that the woman has marriage in mind, they now compete to try to avoid marching down the aisle - that is, until they are called upon to march into battle.

Starring: James Cagney, Dan Dailey, Corinne Calvet, Robert Wagner, William Demarest, Henri Letondal, Craig Hill, Marisa Pavan, Max Showalter, James Gleason ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1952-08-22
Best Romance Movies of 1952 : So Little Time
33.

So Little Time

3.1
6.9/10 IMDB

During World War II, German soldiers occupy the home of a beautiful Belgian girl and her mother.

Starring: Maria Schell, Marius Goring, Lucie Mannheim, Gabrielle Dorziat, Barbara Mullen, John Bailey, David Hurst, Stanley Van Beers, Oscar Quitak, Andrée Melly ..
Directed by: Compton Bennett
Release date: 1952-04-18
34.

April in Paris

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

A series of misunderstandings leads to a chorus girl traveling to Paris to represent the American theater, where she falls in love with a befuddled bureaucrat.

Starring: Doris Day, Ray Bolger, Claude Dauphin, Eve Miller, George Givot, Paul Harvey, Herbert Farjeon, Wilson Millar, Raymond Largay, John Alvin ..
Directed by: David Butler
Release date: 1952-12-24
35.

The Big Trees

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

In 1900, unscrupulous timber baron Jim Fallon plans to take advantage of a new law and make millions off California redwood. Much of the land he hopes to grab has been homesteaded by a Quaker colony, who try to persuade him to spare the giant sequoias...but these are the very trees he wants most. Expert at manipulating others, Fallon finds that other sharks are at his own heels, and forms an unlikely alliance.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Patrice Wymore, Edgar Buchanan, John Archer, Alan Hale Jr., Roy Roberts, Charles Meredith, Harry Cording, Ellen Corby ..
Directed by: Felix E. Feist
Release date: 1952-02-05
Best Romance Movies of 1952 : Invitation
36.

Invitation

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

A rich man buys a husband for his dying daughter and she finds out.

Starring: Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire, Ruth Roman, Louis Calhern, Ray Collins, Michael Chekhov, Lisa Golm, Diane Cassidy, Stapleton Kent, Barbara Ruick ..
Directed by: Gottfried Reinhardt
Release date: 1952-01-29
Best Romance Movies of 1952 : Little Beau Pepé
37.

Little Beau Pepé

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

After driving the Foreign Legionnaires from their fort with his aroma, lovesick skunk Pepe falls for the camp mascot, a cat who's accidentally gotten a white stripe painted down her back.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Michael Maltese ..
Directed by: Chuck Jones
Release date: 1952-03-28
38.

The Wild North

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

A trapper is accused of a crime and is tracked doggedly through the mountains by a lawman.

Starring: Stewart Granger, Wendell Corey, Cyd Charisse, Howard Petrie, Houseley Stevenson, Lewis Martin, John War Eagle, Ray Teal, Clancy Cooper, J. M. Kerrigan ..
Directed by: Andrew Marton
Release date: 1952-01-28
Best Romance Movies of 1952 : The Four Poster
39.

The Four Poster

2.8
6.3/10 IMDB

In turn-of-the-century New York, the marriage of John and Abby Edwards unfolds over the years.

Starring: Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer ..
Directed by: Irving Reis
Release date: 1952-10-08
40.

One Minute to Zero

2.8
5.8/10 IMDB

An idealistic United Nations official learns the harrowing truth about war when she falls in love with an American officer charged with the evacuation of civilians. As hostilities escalate, the officer and his small detachment are left to hold the line until allied forces can be brought into action.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, William Talman, Charles McGraw, Margaret Sheridan, Richard Egan, Eduard Franz, Robert Osterloh, Robert Gist, Alvin Greenman ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1952-09-19
Best Romance Movies of 1952 : Interim
41.

Interim

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A young man meets a young woman under a bridge by a railroad. They shelter from the rain and exchange a kiss. The man grows sullen and leaves. The film starts with him and ends with her. It’s a straightforward anecdote told in traditional ways, the likes of which he’d forsake forever; that is, it uses actors, a soundtrack with music and post-dubbed sound effects, a photographer who frames everything professionally and a coherent edited narrative.

Starring: Walter Newcomb, Janice Hubka ..
Directed by: Stan Brakhage
Release date: 1952-11-12
42.

The Belle of New York

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

In squeaky-clean New York at the turn of the century, playboy Charlie Hill falls so much in love that he can walk on air. The object of his affections is beautiful Angela Bonfils, a mission house worker in the Bowery. He promises to reform his dissolute life, even trying to do an honest day's work.

Starring: Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Marjorie Main, Keenan Wynn, Alice Pearce, Clinton Sundberg, Gale Robbins, Tom Dugan, Ed Haskett, Percy Helton ..
Directed by: Charles Walters
Release date: 1952-02-22
Best Romance Movies of 1952 : Love Is Better Than Ever
43.

Love Is Better Than Ever

2.7
5.7/10 IMDB

The dancing teacher Anastasia falls in love with the smart theatre agent Jud. He likes her, too, but does not want to give up his solo life at all. Thus she plans a trap for him...

Starring: Larry Parks, Elizabeth Taylor, Josephine Hutchinson, Tom Tully, Ann Doran, Elinor Donahue, Kathleen Freeman, Doreen McCann, Alex Gerry, Dick Wessel ..
Directed by: Stanley Donen
Release date: 1952-02-23
Best Romance Movies of 1952 : The Green Glove
44.

The Green Glove

2.7
6.1/10 IMDB

In World War II France, American soldier Michael Blake captures, then loses Nazi-collaborator art thief Paul Rona, who leaves behind a gem studded gauntlet (a stolen religious relic). Years later, financial reverses lead Mike to return in search of the object. In Paris, he must dodge mysterious followers and a corpse that's hard to explain; so he and attractive tour guide Christine decamp on a cross-country pursuit that becomes love on the run...then takes yet another turn.

Starring: Glenn Ford, Geraldine Brooks, Cedric Hardwicke, George Macready, Gaby André, Jany Holt, Roger Tréville, Juliette Gréco, Georges Tabet, Meg Lemonnier ..
Directed by: Rudolph Maté
Release date: 1952-02-28
45.

The Devil Makes Three

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Jeff Elliot is an American GI investigating a black market gang in Munich.

Starring: Gene Kelly, Pier Angeli, Richard Rober, Richard Egan, Claus Clausen, Wilfried Seyferth, Margot Hielscher, Heinrich Gretler, Annie Rosar, Otto Gebühr ..
Directed by: Andrew Marton
Release date: 1952-09-19
Best Romance Movies of 1952 : Because of You
46.

Because of You

2.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A female ex-con falls in love and hesitates to reveal her past.

Starring: Jeff Chandler, Loretta Young, Alex Nicol, Frances Dee, Alexander Scourby, Lynne Roberts, Mae Clarke, Morris Ankrum, Vera Burnett, Loretta Young ..
Directed by: Joseph Pevney
Release date: 1952-12-04
Best Romance Movies of 1952 : Penny Princess
47.

Penny Princess

2.7
6.0/10 IMDB

A tiny European country which for years has survived financially only through evading its bills and smuggling is finally facing bankruptcy, when a rich American agrees to save the place by buying it. But before, the deal is closed, he dies. His nearest relative and heir turns out to be a young woman with high ethical and democratic standards, but no experience with money, or affairs of state, or Europe. A charming young English visitor helps her to muddle through. Comedy and romance follow.

Starring: Yolande Donlan, Dirk Bogarde, A.E. Matthews, Reginald Beckwith, Mary Clare, Edwin Styles, Kynaston Reeves, Desmond Walter-Ellis, Peter Butterworth, Raf De La Torre ..
Directed by: Val Guest
Release date: 1952-03-24
Best Romance Movies of 1952 : Botany Bay
48.

Botany Bay

2.7
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
Best Romance Movies of 1952 : Father's Doing Fine
49.

Father's Doing Fine

2.7
5.1/10 IMDB

Lady Buckering, an English widow, has four daughters; Doreen, married to Dougall and about to give birth at home, and Gerda, Bicky and Catherine. The story revolves around the impending birth and the love affairs of the other three daughters; Bicky, with eccentric student Roly; Gerda, married to artist Wilfred; and Catherine, in love with the landlord's son, Clifford Magill. In addition, the impoverished Lady Buckering is being courted by Dr. Drew. Written by Les Adams

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Heather Thatcher, Noel Purcell, George Thorpe, Diane Hart, Susan Stephen, Mary Germaine, Virginia McKenna, Jack Watling, Peter Hammond ..
Directed by: Henry Cass
Release date: 1952-08-15
50.

Broken Barrier

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Tom Sullivan, a young Pakeha journalist researching a series of exploitative, tabloid articles on "the" Maori people becomes a casual labourer on a Mahia Peninsular farm. The emotional liaison he forms with Rawi, a young Maori woman exposes the racism engendered by the particular social attitudes and expectations of that time.

Starring: Kay Ngarimu, Terence Bayler, Myra Hapi, George Ormond, Dorothy Tansley, F.W. French, Lily Te Nahu, Bill Merito ..
Directed by: John O'Shea, Roger Mirams
Release date: 1952-01-01

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