Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 1952: A Nostalgic Cinematic Journey!

Roll out the red carpet and dust off your vintage popcorn machine, because we’re about to take a nostalgic trip back to 1952 – a golden year in the world of cinema. This was a time when movie stars were larger than life, Technicolor was the height of innovation, and the silver screen was the ultimate escape from the humdrum of everyday life. From sweeping epics to heartwarming comedies, 1952 had it all. So, whether you’re a film buff, a history enthusiast, or just someone who appreciates the classics, buckle up! We’re about to countdown the top 20 fan-favorite movies of 1952. These are the films that captured hearts, stirred emotions, and left audiences spellbound. So, grab your ticket, find your seat, and let’s rewind the reel to a time when cinema was truly magical. Lights, camera, action!


Release Date: 1952-10-09

Genres: Drama

“Ikiru” is a thought-provoking movie from 1952 that tells the story of Kanji Watanabe, a middle-aged man stuck in a monotonous bureaucratic job. When he discovers he has cancer, he embarks on a journey to find the true meaning of his life. With a talented cast including Takashi Shimura and Haruo Tanaka, this film explores the universal theme of self-discovery and leaves viewers reflecting on their own lives.

Cast: Takashi Shimura (Kanji Watanabe) , Haruo Tanaka (Sakai) , Nobuo Kaneko (Mitsuo, son of Kanji) , Bokuzen Hidari (Ohara) , Miki Odagiri (Toyo) , Shinichi Himori (Kimura) , Minoru Chiaki (Noguchi) , Minosuke Yamada (Subordinate Clerk Saito) , Kamatari Fujiwara (Sub-Section Chief Ono) , Makoto Kobori (Kiichi Watanabe, Kanji’s Brother) , Nobuo Nakamura (Deputy Mayor) , Atsushi Watanabe (Patient) , Isao Kimura (Intern) , Masao Shimizu (Doctor) , Yūnosuke Itō (Novelist) , Yoshie Minami (The Maid) , Kumeko Urabe (Tatsu Watanabe) , Eiko Miyoshi (Housewife) , Noriko Honma (Housewife) , Yatsuko Tan’ami (Bar Hostess) , Kin Sugai (Housewife) , Kyôko Seki (Kazue Watanabe) , Kusuo Abe (City Assemblyman) , Tomo’o Nagai (Newspaperman) , Seiji Miyaguchi (Yakuza Boss)

Directors: Akira Kurosawa

Writers: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni

Tags: bureaucracy, japan, age difference, office, night life, sense of life, dying and death, playground, praise, obsequies, swing, loneliness, office politics, infatuation, wake, public works, short time to live, bureaucrat, thoughts of retirement, terminal cancer, city park, civil servant, drunk nostalgia, monotonous life, accomplishments, office gossip

El bombero atómico

El bombero atómico

Release Date: 1952-09-10

Genres: Comedy

“El bombero atómico” is a hilarious 1952 movie starring Cantinflas as a clumsy fireman who decides to become a policeman after his goddaughter’s mother passes away. However, things take an unexpected turn when a gang of gangsters kidnaps the little girl due to a monetary inheritance. With a talented cast and a release date of September 10, 1952, this film promises to be an entertaining mix of comedy and action.

Cast: Cantinflas (Agente 777) , Roberto Soto (Comandante Bravo) , Gilberto González (El Piquete) , Elisa Quintanilla (Rosario) , Miguel Manzano (Jefe bomberos) , Pascual García Peña (El chueco) , Ernesto Finance (Licenciado / notario) , Jorge Mondragón (Silverio) , Eduardo Alcaraz (Sargento Policía) , Ángel Infante (Policia) , Daniel Arroyo (Hombre entre multitud (uncredited)) , José Chávez (Policía (uncredited)) , Enrique del Castillo (Policía (uncredited)) , Pedro Elviro (Secretario (uncredited)) , Rogelio Fernández (Esbirro del piquete (uncredited)) , Lidia Franco (Doña Guadalupe (uncredited)) , Conchita Gentil Arcos (Vecina (uncredited)) , María Gentil Arcos (Doña Cleofas (uncredited)) , Margarito Luna (Esbirro del piquete (uncredited)) , Álvaro Matute (Jugador de cartas (uncredited)) , Ignacio Peón (Juez (uncredited)) , Salvador Quiroz (Comandante Cienfuegos (uncredited)) , Carlos Valadez (El Cortado (uncredited)) , Enrique Carrillo (Bombero (uncredited)) , Maria Luisa Cortés (La tosferina (uncredited))

Directors: Miguel M. Delgado

Writers: Cantinflas, Miguel M. Delgado, Jaime Salvador

Tags: kidnapping, investigation, police, rescue, orphan, criminal gang, firefighter

Singin' in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain

Release Date: 1952-04-09

Genres: Comedy, Romance

“Singin’ in the Rain” is a delightful 1952 movie that takes us back to the golden age of Hollywood. Set in 1927, it follows a group of actors and filmmakers as they navigate the challenging transition from silent films to talkies. Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds, this musical gem is a must-watch for anyone who loves classic cinema.

Cast: Gene Kelly (Don Lockwood) , Donald O’Connor (Cosmo Brown) , Debbie Reynolds (Kathy Selden) , Jean Hagen (Lina Lamont) , Millard Mitchell (R.F. Simpson) , Cyd Charisse (Dancer) , Douglas Fowley (Roscoe Dexter) , Rita Moreno (Zelda Zanders) , Mae Clarke (Hairdresser (uncredited)) , Bess Flowers (Audience Member) , Robert Foulk (Matt – Policeman (uncredited)) , Kathleen Freeman (Phoebe Dinsmore (uncredited)) , Joi Lansing (Chorus Girl (uncredited)) , Sylvia Lewis (Female Tango Dancer (uncredited)) , Harry ‘Snub’ Pollard (Old Man Getting Umbrella in “Singin’ in the Rain” Number (uncredited)) , William Schallert (Messenger on Screen (uncredited)) , Elaine Stewart (Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)) , Brick Sullivan (Policeman in “Singin’ in the Rain” Number (uncredited)) , John George (Audience Member (uncredited)) , King Donovan (Rod (uncredited)) , Lana Turner (Actress in ‘The Royal Rascal’ (uncredited)) , Allen Sutherland (Don as a Boy) , Dawn Addams (Teresa – a Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)) , John Albright (Call Boy (uncredited)) , Betty Van Allen (Chorus Girl (uncredited))

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

Writers: Arthur Freed, Adolph Green, Betty Comden

Tags: fan, musical, partner, film in film, hollywood, broadway, dancing in the street, audience, chorus girl, diction coach, pearl necklace, flapper, silent film star, squeaky voice, 1920s, old hollywood, talkies, dancing in the rain



Release Date: 1952-10-23

Genres: Drama, Music, Romance

“Limelight” is a heartwarming movie released in 1952 that tells the story of a fading music hall comedian who becomes an unlikely mentor to a ballet dancer struggling with her confidence. Starring the legendary Charlie Chaplin and featuring a talented cast, this film is a must-watch for its touching portrayal of friendship and the power of believing in oneself.

Cast: Charlie Chaplin (Calvero) , Claire Bloom (Terry, a Dancer) , Nigel Bruce (Postant, an Impresario) , Buster Keaton (Calvero’s Partner) , Sydney Chaplin (Neville) , Norman Lloyd (Bodalink) , Andre Eglevsky (Dancer) , Marjorie Bennett (Mrs. Alsop) , Wheeler Dryden (Thereza’s Doctor) , Barry Bernard (John Redfern) , Stapleton Kent (Claudius) , Mollie Glessing (Maid) , Harry ‘Snub’ Pollard (Street Musician) , Geraldine Chaplin (Little Girl in Opening Scene (uncredited)) , Oona O’Neill Chaplin (Extra (uncredited)) , Edna Purviance (Mrs. Parker (uncredited)) , Colin Kenny (Music Hall Performer (uncredited)) , Cyril Delevanti (Griffin – Clown Outside Stage Door (uncredited)) , Melissa Hayden (Dancer – Columbine) , Marion Gray () , Leonard Mudie (Dr. Blake – Calvero’s Doctor) , James Carlisle (Music Hall Patron (uncredited)) , Frank Hagney (Extra in Dress Circle (uncredited)) , Charlie Hall (Newsboy (uncredited)) , Frank Mills (Man in Music Hall Audience (uncredited))

Directors: Charlie Chaplin

Writers: Charlie Chaplin

Tags: clown, ballet dancer, black and white

Umberto D.

Umberto D.

Release Date: 1952-01-20

Genres: Drama

“Umberto D.” is a heartfelt movie released on January 20, 1952. It follows the story of Umberto Domenico Ferrari, an elderly pensioner who faces eviction when he can’t pay his rent. To protect his loyal dog, he fakes illness and entrusts his furry friend to the landlady’s maid. With a stellar cast including Carlo Battisti and Maria Pia Casilio, this film beautifully portrays the struggles of an aging man and the bond between a man and his dog.”

Cast: Carlo Battisti (Umberto Domenico Ferrari) , Maria Pia Casilio (Maria) , Lina Gennari (Antonia, la padrona di case) , Elena Rea (La suora all’ ospedale) , Memmo Carotenuto (Il degente all’ ospedale) , Ileana Simova (La donna nella camera di Umberto) , Alberto Albani Barbieri (L’amico di Antonia (uncredited)) , Lamberto Maggiorani ((uncredited)) , De Silva (Battistini (uncredited)) , Pasquale Campagnola ((uncredited)) , Riccardo Ferri ((uncredited))

Directors: Vittorio De Sica

Writers: Cesare Zavattini

Tags: rome, italy, servant, hunger, despair, retiree, unsociability, pension, rent, old man, hospital, dog, landlady, elderly, neo realism, italian neo realism

The Life of Oharu

The Life of Oharu

Release Date: 1952-04-17

Genres: Drama

“The Life of Oharu” is a captivating Japanese film set in the Edo Period. It tells the story of a noblewoman who faces exile after falling in love with a lowly page. Released in 1952, this movie features a talented cast including Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, and Toshirō Mifune, and offers a poignant portrayal of a woman’s tragic downfall.

Cast: Kinuyo Tanaka (Oharu) , Tsukie Matsuura (Tomo) , Ichirō Sugai (Shinzaemon) , Toshirō Mifune (Katsunosuke) , Toshiaki Konoe (Lord Harutaka Matsudaira) , Kiyoko Tsuji (Landlady) , Hisako Yamane (Lady Matsudaira) , Jūkichi Uno (Yakichi Ogiya) , Eitarō Shindō (Kahe Sasaya) , Akira Ôizumi (Fumikichi) , Kyôko Kusajima (Sodegaki) , Masao Shimizu (Kikuoji) , Daisuke Katō (Tasaburo Hishiya) , Toranosuke Ogawa (Yoshioka) , Hiroshi Oizumi (Manager Bunkichi)

Directors: Kenji Mizoguchi

Writers: Kenji Mizoguchi, Yoshikata Yoda, Saikaku Ihara

Tags: despair, courtesan, concubine, memory, prostitution, feudal lord, feudal japan, 17th century, life story

High Noon

High Noon

Release Date: 1952-06-09

Genres: Western, Drama

“High Noon” is a gripping Western film released in 1952, starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, and Thomas Mitchell. Set in a small town in New Mexico, the story follows Sheriff Will Kane as he faces a dangerous outlaw and his gang, who are out for revenge. Determined to protect his town, Kane rallies the local townspeople to stand with him in a thrilling showdown.

Cast: Gary Cooper (Marshal Will Kane) , Grace Kelly (Amy Fowler Kane) , Thomas Mitchell (Mayor Jonas Henderson) , Lloyd Bridges (Deputy Marshal Harvey Pell) , Katy Jurado (Helen Ramírez) , Otto Kruger (Judge Percy Mettrick) , Lon Chaney Jr. (Martin Howe) , Harry Morgan (Sam Fuller) , Ian MacDonald (Frank Miller) , Eve McVeagh (Mildred Fuller) , Morgan Farley (Dr. Mahin, minister) , Harry Shannon (Cooper) , Lee Van Cleef (Jack Colby) , Robert J. Wilke (Jim Pierce) , Sheb Wooley (Ben Miller) , Jack Elam (Charlie – Drunk in Jail (uncredited)) , John Doucette (Trumbull (uncredited)) , Ted Stanhope (Station Master (uncredited)) , Lee Aaker (Boy (uncredited)) , Guy Beach (Fred – Coffinmaker (uncredited)) , Larry J. Blake (Gillis – Saloon Owner (uncredited)) , John Breen (Church Member (uncredited)) , Tex Driscoll (Church Member (uncredited)) , Herschel Graham (Church Member (uncredited)) , Paul Kruger (Church Member (uncredited))

Directors: Fred Zinnemann

Writers: Carl Foreman, John W. Cunningham

Tags: gunslinger, showdown, fistfight, shootout, morality, u.s. marshal, black and white, battle, justice, one against many, quick draw, brawl, ticking clock

Don Camillo

Don Camillo

Release Date: 1952-03-28

Genres: Comedy

“Don Camillo” is a heartwarming movie set in a small village in the Po valley. It revolves around the constant rivalry between the village priest and the communist mayor, who both strive to lead the community. Amidst political divisions and social disparities, the film beautifully portrays the underlying admiration and friendship between the two protagonists. With a talented cast including Fernandel and Gino Cervi, this 1952 release captures the essence of a divided yet compassionate society.

Cast: Fernandel (Don Camillo Tarocci) , Gino Cervi (Giuseppe Bottazzi “Peppone”) , Vera Talchi (Gina Filotti) , Franco Interlenghi (Mariolino Brusco) , Saro Urzì (Brusco) , Charles Vissières (Il Vescovo) , Sylvie (Signora Cristina) , Clara Auteri Pepe (Clara Auteri) , Italo Clerici (Barchini) , Peppino De Martino (Assessore) , Carlo Duse (Il Bigio) , Manuel Gary (Il delegato) , Leda Gloria (Signora Bottazzi) , Luciano Manara (Filotti) , Armando Migliari (Brusco) , Giovanni Onorato (Scartazzini) , Franco Pesce (il sacrestano) , Mario Siletti (Stiletti) , Olga Solbelli (madre di Gina) , Marco Tulli (Lo smilzo) , Gualtiero Tumiati (Ciro della Bruciata) , Ruggero Ruggeri (voce cristo sulla croce) , Dina Romano (una vecchietta)

Directors: Julien Duvivier

Writers: René Barjavel, Julien Duvivier, Giovanni Guareschi

Tags: italy, cheating, strike, village, baptism, romance, priest, football (soccer), catholic church, communism, neighbor neighbor relationship, 1940s, mayoral election

5 Fingers

5 Fingers

Release Date: 1952-02-22

Genres: Drama, Thriller

“Hey, I just found this amazing movie from 1952 called ‘5 Fingers’! Set during World War II, it tells the thrilling story of a British Ambassador’s valet who secretly sells British secrets to the Germans. But here’s the twist – he’s also trying to win the heart of a Polish countess who is seeking refuge. With a star-studded cast including James Mason and Danielle Darrieux, this movie is definitely worth checking out!”

Cast: James Mason (Ulysses Diello) , Danielle Darrieux (Condesa Anna Staviska) , Michael Rennie (Colin Travers) , Walter Hampden (Sir Frederic Taylor) , Oskar Karlweis (L. C. Moyzisch) , Herbert Berghof (Col. von Richter) , John Wengraf (Count Franz Von Papen) , Ben Astar (Siebert) , Roger Plowden (Keith Macfadden) , Diane Adrian (Singer on French Record (voice)) , Patrick Whyte (Code Clerk)

Directors: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Writers: Michael Wilson, L.C. Moyzisch

Tags: spy, world war ii, turkey, counterfeit money, 1940s

Totó in color

Totó in color

Release Date: 1952-04-08

Genres: Comedy

“Totó in color” is a delightful Italian film from 1952, known for being the first Italian movie shot in color. The story revolves around Antonio Scannagatti, a talented musician played by Totò, who dreams of selling his composition, “Epopea italiana,” to the renowned impresario Tiscordi. With a stellar cast and a touch of humor, this movie takes you on a journey through the vibrant world of music and ambition in post-war Italy.

Cast: Totò (Antonio Scannagatti) , Isa Barzizza (La signorina nel vagone letto) , Fulvia Franco (Poppy) , Rocco D’Assunta (Il cognato siciliano) , Vittorio Caprioli (Il tenore balbuziente) , Virgilio Riento (Tiburzi) , Alberto Bonucci (Il regista russo) , Luigi Pavese (Tiscordi) , Anna Vita (Un’esistenzialista) , Galeazzo Benti (Poldo) , Mario Castellani (Onorevole Trombetta) , Rosita Pisano (Sorella di Antonio) , Armando Migliari (Il sindaco di Caianiello) , Bruno Corelli (Joe Pellechia) , Guglielmo Inglese (Il giardiniere) , Franca Valeri (Giulia Sofia)

Directors: Steno

Writers: Agenore Incrocci, Furio Scarpelli, Mario Monicelli, Steno, Totò, Michele Galdieri


The Bad and the Beautiful

The Bad and the Beautiful

Release Date: 1952-12-25

Genres: Drama, Romance

“The Bad and the Beautiful” is a captivating movie released on December 25, 1952. It tells the story of Jonathan Shields, a driven and ambitious Hollywood producer, as witnessed by various acquaintances like a writer, a star, and a director. With a stellar cast including Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, and Walter Pidgeon, this film takes you on a thrilling journey through the rise and fall of a man who stops at nothing to become one of Hollywood’s top movie makers.

Cast: Kirk Douglas (Jonathan Shields) , Lana Turner (Georgia Lorrison) , Walter Pidgeon (Harry Pebbel) , Dick Powell (James Lee Bartlow) , Barry Sullivan (Fred Amiel) , Gloria Grahame (Rosemary Bartlow) , Gilbert Roland (Victor “Gaucho” Ribera) , Leo G. Carroll (Henry Whitfield) , Vanessa Brown (Kay Amiel) , Paul Stewart (Syd Murphy) , Sammy White (Gus) , Elaine Stewart (Lila) , Ivan Triesault (Von Ellstein) , Jay Adler (Mr. Z (uncredited)) , Stanley Andrews (Sheriff (uncredited)) , Del Armstrong (Georgia’s Makeup Artist (uncredited)) , Ben Astar (Joe (Party Guest) (uncredited)) , Barbara Billingsley (Evelyn Lucien (Costumer) (uncredited)) , John Bishop (Ferraday (uncredited)) , Madge Blake (Mrs. Rosser (uncredited)) , Marshall Bradford (Man Outside the Club (uncredited)) , Paul Bradley (Party Guest (uncredited)) , Hadda Brooks (Piano Player (uncredited)) , Ralph Brooks (Mourner (uncredited)) , Robert Burton (McDill (uncredited))

Directors: Vincente Minnelli

Writers: George Bradshaw, Charles Schnee

Tags: movie business, rise and fall, flashback, hollywood, black and white, producer, told in flashback, driving in the rain, motion picture studio

The African Queen

The African Queen

Release Date: 1952-01-07

Genres: Romance, Adventure

“The African Queen” is a thrilling adventure set in the heart of Africa during World War I. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, the movie follows a riverboat captain and a determined missionary as they embark on a dangerous journey to confront a German warship. Released in 1952, this captivating film is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat with its gripping storyline and stellar performances.

Cast: Humphrey Bogart (Charlie Allnut) , Katharine Hepburn (Rose Sayer) , Robert Morley (The Brother) , Peter Bull (Captain of Louisa) , Theodore Bikel (First Officer) , Walter Gotell (Second Officer) , Peter Swanwick (First Officer of Shona) , Richard Marner (Second Officer of Shona)

Directors: John Huston

Writers: John Huston, C. S. Forester, James Agee

Tags: africa, missionary, river, boat, patriotism, world war i, hippopotamus, giraffe, methodist church, moqukito, boat wedding, leech, gin, tanzania, congo, animal species, hope, man woman relationship, faith, technicolor

Europe '51

Europe ’51

Release Date: 1952-12-04

Genres: Drama

“Europe ’51” is a thought-provoking drama released in 1952, starring the talented Ingrid Bergman and Alexander Knox. The film follows the journey of a wealthy socialite in Rome who, burdened by guilt over her son’s death, decides to dedicate herself to helping the city’s poor and sick. As she becomes increasingly focused on her newfound activism, her actions lead to conflicts with her husband and raise questions about her sanity. It’s a compelling story that explores themes of grief, redemption, and the pursuit of meaning in life.

Cast: Ingrid Bergman (Irene Girard) , Alexander Knox (George Girard) , Ettore Giannini (Andrea Casatti) , Teresa Pellati (Ines) , Giulietta Masina (Passerotto) , Marcella Rovena (Mrs. Puglisi) , Tina Perna (Cesira) , Sandro Franchina (Michele Girard) , Giancarlo Vigorelli (Judge) , Maria Zanoli (Mrs. Galli) , Silvana Veronese () , Alberto Plebani (Mr. Puglisi) , Eleonora Barracco () , Alfred Brown (Hospital Priest) , William Tubbs (Prof. Alessandrini) , Maria Zanoli () , Alfonso Di Stefano ()

Directors: Roberto Rossellini

Writers: Roberto Rossellini, Brunello Rondi, Ivo Perilli, Mario Pannunzio, Sandro De Feo

Tags: suicide, rome, italy, loss of loved one, factory worker, grief, poverty, class differences, neorealism, class struggle, death of a child

The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man

Release Date: 1952-07-21

Genres: Romance, Comedy, Drama

“The Quiet Man” is a heartwarming movie set in Ireland, released in 1952. It tells the story of an American man who returns to his birthplace and discovers both love and conflict in the village. Starring John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, and Victor McLaglen, this film was among the 20 best voted movies of that year.

Cast: John Wayne (Sean Thornton) , Maureen O’Hara (Mary Kate Danaher) , Victor McLaglen (Squire ‘Red’ Will Danaher) , Barry Fitzgerald (Michaleen Oge Flynn) , Ward Bond (Father Peter Lonergan) , Mildred Natwick (The Widow Sarah Tillane) , Francis Ford (Dan Tobin) , Eileen Crowe (Mrs. Elizabeth Playfair) , May Craig (Fishwoman with basket at station) , Arthur Shields (Rev. Cyril ‘Snuffy’ Playfair) , Charles B. Fitzsimons (Hugh Forbes) , James O’Hara (Father Paul) , Sean McClory (Owen Glynn) , Jack MacGowran (Ignatius Feeney) , Joseph O’Dea (Molouney – Train Guard) , Eric Gorman (Costello – Engine Driver) , Kevin Lawless (Train fireman) , Paddy O’Donnell (Railway porter) , Ruth Clifford (Mother (uncredited)) , Ken Curtis (Dermot Fahy (uncredited)) , David Hughes (Police Constable (uncredited)) , Tiny Jones (Nell – Maid (uncredited)) , Mae Marsh (Father Paul’s Mother (uncredited)) , Frank O’Connor (Ringside Photographer (uncredited)) , Melinda Wayne (Girl on Wagon at Horse Race (uncredited))

Directors: John Ford

Writers: John Ford, Frank S. Nugent, Maurice Walsh

Tags: countryside, fight, boxer, widow, beer, brother, love, rural area, cottage, train, ireland, dowry, technicolor, return to birthplace, temper

Sudden Fear

Sudden Fear

Release Date: 1952-08-07

Genres: Thriller

“Sudden Fear” is a captivating 1952 movie starring Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, and Gloria Grahame. Set in the glamorous world of theater, the film follows actor Lester Blaine as he tries to win over Myra Hudson, the playwright who rejected him for not being a romantic leading man. As the story unfolds on a train journey from New York to San Francisco, Blaine’s true intentions become a mystery, leaving us wondering if his pursuit of Myra is genuine or if he has a hidden agenda. Released on August 7, 1952, this thrilling film is a must-watch for fans of classic cinema.

Cast: Joan Crawford (Myra Hudson Blaine) , Jack Palance (Lester Blaine) , Gloria Grahame (Irene Neves) , Bruce Bennett (Steve Kearney) , Virginia Huston (Ann Taylor) , Mike Connors (Junior Kearney) , Bess Flowers (Party Guest (uncredited)) , Harold Miller (Reception Guest (uncredited)) , Bert Stevens (Opera Patron (uncredited))

Directors: David Miller

Writers: Edna Sherry, Lenore J. Coffee, Robert Smith

Tags: con man, film noir, writer, broadway

The Narrow Margin

The Narrow Margin

Release Date: 1952-05-03

Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery

“The Narrow Margin” is a thrilling 1952 movie that made it to the list of the 20 best voted movies of that year. Starring Charles McGraw and Marie Windsor, the film follows a tough cop who finds himself in a gripping situation as he is assigned to protect a gangster’s widow during a tense train ride. With a release date of May 3, 1952, this movie promises an exciting and suspenseful experience.

Cast: Charles McGraw (Det. Sgt. Walter Brown) , Marie Windsor (Mrs. Frankie Neall) , Jacqueline White (Ann Sinclair) , Gordon Gebert (Tommy Sinclair) , Queenie Leonard (Mrs. Troll) , David Clarke (Joseph Kemp) , Peter Virgo (Densel) , Don Beddoe (Det. Sgt. Gus Forbes) , Paul Maxey (Sam Jennings) , Harry Harvey (Train Conductor) , Peter Brocco (Vincent Yost (uncredited)) , George Chandler (Accomplice Running Newsstand (uncredited)) , Franklyn Farnum (Train Passenger (uncredited)) , Don Haggerty (Det. Wilson (uncredited)) , Milton Kibbee (Tenant (uncredited)) , Walter Merrill (Officer Allen (uncredited)) , Harold Miller (Train Passenger (uncredited)) , Bess Flowers (Restaurant Diner (uncredited))

Directors: Richard Fleischer

Writers: Earl Felton, Martin Goldsmith, Jack Leonard

Tags: telegram, hitman, widow, overweight man, police protection, blonde, little boy, film noir, murder, undercover cop, police detective, railroad detective, gunman, brawl, followed, train trip, hard-boiled dame

The White Sheik

The White Sheik

Release Date: 1952-09-20

Genres: Romance, Comedy

“The White Sheik” is a charming Italian film released in 1952. Set in Rome, it follows the newlywed couple Wanda and Ivan Cavalli on their honeymoon. While Ivan tries to maintain their traditional plans, Wanda’s obsession with meeting her favorite photo-strip star, known as “The White Sheik,” leads her on an impulsive adventure. With a talented cast and a mix of comedy and romance, this movie promises to be a delightful watch for fans of classic cinema.

Cast: Alberto Sordi (Fernando Rivoli – il sceicco bianco) , Brunella Bovo (Wanda Giardino Cavalli) , Leopoldo Trieste (Ivan Cavalli) , Giulietta Masina (Cabiria – La prostituta) , Ernesto Almirante (il regista) , Lilia Landi (Felga – La zingara del fotoromanzo) , Fanny Marchiò (Marilena Vellardi) , Gina Mascetti (Rita Rivoli) , Jole Silvani (Assunta) , Enzo Maggio (Furio, il facchino) , Anna Primula (Rina) , Mimo Billi (Mambroni, l’uomo in canottiera sulla spiaggia) , Armando Libianchi (ragioniere) , Ugo Attanasio (zio di Ivan Cavalli) , Giulio Moreschi () , Elettra Zago (zia di Ivan Cavalli) , Piero Antonucci (Oscar) , Aroldino () , Rino Leandri (portiere d’albergo) , Silvia De Vietri (cameriera) , Antonio Acqua () , Lalla Ambraziejus () , Guglielmo Leoncini () , Ettore Maria Margadonna () , Carlo Mazzoni ()

Directors: Federico Fellini

Writers: Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Michelangelo Antonioni

Tags: runaway, honeymoon, camel, swing, black and white, photo shoot, police station

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Release Date: 1952-06-02

Genres: Romance, Comedy

“The Importance of Being Earnest” is a delightful comedy from 1952 starring Michael Redgrave, Michael Denison, Edith Evans, Joan Greenwood, Dorothy Tutin, Margaret Rutherford, Miles Malleson, Richard Wattis, Walter Hudd, and Aubrey Mather. Set in the early 20th century, the film follows Algernon Moncrieff as he uncovers his friend Jack Worthing’s secret identity, leading to a hilarious case of mistaken identities and romantic pursuits. Released on June 2, 1952, this movie is a must-watch for fans of witty humor and charming performances.

Cast: Michael Redgrave (Ernest Worthing) , Michael Denison (Algernon Moncrieff) , Edith Evans (Lady Bracknell) , Joan Greenwood (Gwendolen Fairfax) , Dorothy Tutin (Cecily Cardew) , Margaret Rutherford (Miss Prism) , Miles Malleson (Canon Chasuble) , Richard Wattis (Seton) , Walter Hudd (Lane) , Aubrey Mather (Merriman) , Ivor Barnard (Conductor (Uncredited))

Directors: Anthony Asquith

Writers: Anthony Asquith, Oscar Wilde

Tags: love triangle, etiquette, marriage, based on play or musical, mistaken identity

Kansas City Confidential

Kansas City Confidential

Release Date: 1952-11-11

Genres: Crime

“Hey, I just found this awesome movie from 1952 called ‘Kansas City Confidential’! It’s about an ex-GI who gets framed for a robbery and then beaten up by the police. After he’s released, he goes on a mission to find out who set him up and why, and it takes him all the way to Mexico where he encounters hired killers and corrupt cops. It’s got a great cast including John Payne, Coleen Gray, and Lee Van Cleef. You should definitely check it out!”

Cast: John Payne (Joe Rolfe) , Coleen Gray (Helen Foster) , Preston Foster (Tim Foster) , Neville Brand (Boyd Kane) , Lee Van Cleef (Tony Romano) , Jack Elam (Pete Harris) , Dona Drake (Teresa) , Mario Siletti (Tomaso) , Howard Negley (Andrews) , Carleton Young (Martin) , Don Orlando (Diaz) , Ted Ryan (Morelli) , Orlando Beltran (Porter (uncredited)) , Ray Bennett (Prisoner (uncredited)) , Chet Brandenburg (Robbery Spectator (uncredited)) , Barry Brooks (Player (uncredited)) , Charles Cane (Detective Barney (uncredited)) , Edward Coch (Airline Clerk (uncredited)) , James Conaty (Man at Craps Table (uncredited)) , Tom Dillon (Policeman (uncredited)) , George Dockstader (Policeman (uncredited)) , Paul Dubov (Eddie (uncredited)) , Paul Fierro (Paul Garcia (uncredited)) , Eddie Foster (Shooter (uncredited)) , Dick Gordon (Casino Patron (uncredited))

Directors: Phil Karlson

Writers: Harry Essex, Rowland Brown, George Bruce, Harold Greene

Tags: florist, armored car, film noir, heist, kansas city, framed for a crime, armored car robbery, police shootout, tijuana mexico



Release Date: 1952-05-08

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Romance

“Scaramouche” is a thrilling period drama set in 18th-century France. It follows a young man who disguises himself as an actor to seek revenge for his friend’s murder. With a talented cast including Stewart Granger, Eleanor Parker, and Janet Leigh, this movie is a must-watch for fans of historical tales filled with intrigue and adventure. Released on May 8, 1952, it was one of the best-voted movies of that year.

Cast: Stewart Granger (Andre Moreau) , Eleanor Parker (Lenore) , Janet Leigh (Aline de Gavrillac de Bourbon) , Mel Ferrer (Noel, Marquis de Maynes) , Henry Wilcoxon (Chevalier de Chabrillaine) , Nina Foch (Marie Antoinette) , Richard Anderson (Philippe de Valmorin (Marcus Brutus)) , Robert Coote (Gaston Binet) , Lewis Stone (Georges de Valmorin) , Elisabeth Risdon (Isabelle de Valmorin) , Howard Freeman (Michael Vanneau) , Curtis Cooksey (Fabian) , John Dehner (Doutreval) , John Litel (Dr. Dubuque) , Jonathan Cott (Sergeant) , Dan Foster (Pierrot) , Owen McGiveney (Punchinello) , Hope Landin (Mme. Frying Pan) , Frank Mitchell (Harlequin) , Carol Hughes (Pierrette) , Barrie Chase (Dancer in Minuet) , John George (Show Spectator (uncredited))

Directors: George Sidney

Writers: George Froeschel, Rafael Sabatini, Ronald Millar

Tags: french revolution, sword duel

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