Movies of 1952

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1. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

99 Metascore

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Votes: 209,933 | Gross: $8.82M

Cyd CHARISSE Gene KELLY Debbie REYNOLDS

2. Monkey Business (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A chemist finds his personal and professional life turned upside down when one of his chimpanzees finds the fountain of youth.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

Votes: 12,476

Cary GRANT Marilyn MONROE Ginger ROGERS

3. The Little World of Don Camillo (1952)

107 min | Comedy

A determined priest and a Communist mayor develop a grudging friendship in spite of their official rivalry.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Vera Talchi, Franco Interlenghi

Votes: 3,831

FERNANDEL

4. High Noon (1952)

PG | 85 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

89 Metascore

A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 94,567 | Gross: $9.45M

Gary COOPER Grace KELLY Lee VAN CLEEF

5. Rabbit Seasoning (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Daffy Duck tricks Elmer Fudd into believing it's rabbit season; but Bugs Bunny uses a female disguise and faulty pronouns to fight back.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan

Votes: 3,859

6. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Passed | 118 min | Drama, Romance

An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell

Votes: 12,723

Kirk DOUGLAS Gloria GRAHAME Lana TURNER

7. Ain't She Tweet (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Sylvester Cat discovers Tweety Bird in a pet store window. Tweety is taken to be delivered by truck to a new owner - Granny. Sylvester chases the delivery truck to Granny's home, where ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 545

8. We're Not Married! (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

In separate stories, five wedded couples learn that they are not legally married.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Victor Moore, Fred Allen

Votes: 1,740

Lee MARVIN Marilyn MONROE Ginger ROGERS

9. Ivanhoe (1952)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, History

A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard (Norman Wooland) and put him back on the throne.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Votes: 7,845

Joan FONTAINE Elizabeth TAYLOR

10. Beep, Beep (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

The Coyote chases the Road Runner through a maze of mine shafts, with their positions made visible only by the lamps on their helmets.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 1,327

11. Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

After being dumped by his girlfriend, an airline pilot pursues a babysitter in his hotel and gradually realizes she's dangerous.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft, Donna Corcoran

Votes: 5,737

Anne BANCROFT Marilyn MONROE

12. Outlaw Women (1952)

Approved | 75 min | Western

This rather unusual 50s western is set in a town where men may not enter. The town is controlled by a woman gambler who eventually succumbs to the allure of a handsome and persistent cowboy.

Directors: Sam Newfield, Ron Ormond | Stars: Marie Windsor, Richard Rober, Carla Balenda, Jackie Coogan

Votes: 99

13. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.

Directors: Henry King, Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 4,482 | Gross: $18.05M

Ava GARDNER Susan HAYWARD Hildegard KNEF Gregory PECK

14. Going! Going! Gosh! (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

In his attempt to catch the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote tries the old cartoon trick of putting up a painting of a continuing road where a bridge has in fact gone out. It doesn't work, nor ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 737

15. Rabbit's Kin (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Bugs rescues a young rabbit from Pete Puma and gives lessons on how to heckle.

Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg

Votes: 1,140

16. Gift Wrapped (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

Sylvester gets a rubber mouse for Christmas, but he much prefers Granny's gift: a new Tweety Bird.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Daws Butler

Votes: 631

17. The Big Sky (1952)

Approved | 140 min | Drama, Western

The success of the journey focuses on keeping the Indian girl alive as well as themselves to complete trade with the Blackfeet.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Elizabeth Threatt, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 3,757

Kirk DOUGLAS

18. French Touch (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy

Mario (Fernandel), a bumptious sheep-shearer, discovers he has a inimtable touch that makes women, as well as sheep, swoon at his professional caress. He is soon the most sought-after ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Boyer | Stars: Fernandel, Renée Devillers, Arlette Poirier, Georges Chamarat

Votes: 185

FERNANDEL

19. Water, Water Every Hare (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

A sudden rainstorm floods Bugs Bunny's rabbit hole and puts him in the path of an Evil Scientist and of Rudolph, a beast that is covered in orange fur and shod in sneakers.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, John T. Smith

Votes: 1,825

20. The Big Trees (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Romance, Western

A Quaker colony tries to save the giant sequoias from a timber baron.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eve Miller, Patrice Wymore, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 1,374

Kirk DOUGLAS

21. Rock-a-Bye Bear (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

Spike gets a job running the house for a hibernating bear. Only problem is that same bear is VERY noise-sensitive, and Spike's got a rival that wants his job.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Daws Butler, Bill Thompson

Votes: 460

22. The Golden Coach (1952)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, History

Three men of varying social standing - a viceroy, a bullfighter, and a soldier - vie for the affections of an actress in 18th-century Peru.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Anna Magnani, Odoardo Spadaro, Nada Fiorelli, Dante

Votes: 2,487

Anna MAGNANI

23. Ruby Gentry (1952)

82 min | Drama, Romance

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

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Charlton Heston, Karl Malden, Tom Tully

Votes: 1,311

Charlton HESTON Jennifer JONES

24. A Bird in a Guilty Cage (1952)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Sylvester Cat spots Tweety Bird in a display window of an after-hours department store and sneaks inside through a mail server chute. Tweety flees Sylvester by hiding in a hat pile and a ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 501

25. Limelight (1952)

G | 137 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find purpose and hope in their lives.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton

Votes: 17,207 | Gross: $1.00M

Charles CHAPLIN Buster KEATON

26. Mister Leguignon, Signalman (1952)

105 min | Comedy

Follenfant, a designated lawyer, fails to justify Leguignon, who is scheduled to appear for insulting a policeman, but helps him to move when he is expropriated.

Director: Maurice Labro | Stars: Yves Deniaud, Jane Marken, Bernard Lajarrige, Christiane Barry

Votes: 76

Louis DE FUNES

27. Umberto D. (1952)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

92 Metascore

An elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari, Ileana Simova

Votes: 21,767 | Gross: $0.07M

28. Magical Maestro (1952)

Approved | 6 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor and turning the hapless tenor into one thing after another. And watch out for the hair ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Daws Butler, The Mary Kaye Trio, Carlos Ramírez

Votes: 988

29. One Cab's Family (1952)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

A happily married pair of taxicabs are delighted when Junior enters their lives, but this delight turns to consternation when he states his ambition to become a hotrodder...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Daws Butler, June Foray

Votes: 318



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