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1. The Star (1952)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Romance

A washed-up movie queen finds romance, but still desires a comeback.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson

Votes: 3,153

2. The Devil Makes Three (1952)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

In 1947, an American pilot returns to Germany to find a family that saved his life during WW2 but he stumbles upon a secret Neo-Nazi group.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Gene Kelly, Pier Angeli, Richard Rober, Richard Egan

Votes: 399

3. Sky Full of Moon (1952)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Western

Harley 'Tumbleweeds' Williams is a mellow rodeo competitor who lacks entry fee cash. He enters a casino owned by Al and increases, then loses his money. Club employee Dixie hatches a plan to get both her and Harley a small fortune.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Carleton Carpenter, Jan Sterling, Keenan Wynn, Robert Burton

Votes: 158

4. The White Sheik (1952)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

During a day in their honeymoon, a couple is separated by the city's lust and the desires it produces.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Giulietta Masina, Brunella Bovo, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 4,948

5. 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: 5,731

6. Shadow in the Sky (1952)

78 min | Drama

Burt served in the Marines during the war, but now he is confined to an asylum. His experiences in the South Pacific left him mentally ill and deathly afraid of storm clouds and rain. ... See full summary »

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Ralph Meeker, Nancy Reagan, James Whitmore, Jean Hagen

Votes: 331

7. La tratta delle bianche (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Film-Noir

A police officer meets a girl who is near to falling into the net of shady individuals. To prevent this, he invites her into the police station and tells her a story.

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Eleonora Rossi Drago, Marc Lawrence, Ettore Manni, Silvana Pampanini

Votes: 129

8. Skirts Ahoy! (1952)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical

Three young ladies sign up for some kind of training at a naval base. However, their greatest trouble isn't long marches or several weeks in a small boat, but their love life.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Esther Williams, Joan Evans, Vivian Blaine, Barry Sullivan

Votes: 389

9. Pat and Mike (1952)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Pat is a women's sports sensation unless her fiancé is around. Her new shady manager Mike keeps them apart and develops feelings for her.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Aldo Ray, William Ching

Votes: 4,914

10. Tonight at 8:30 (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy

An omnibus of three Noel Coward tales: the first, "The Red Peppers" (featuring Kay Walsh, Ted Ray, Martita Hunt, Frank Pettingell and Bill Fraser) about a bickering vaudeville couple who ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Ted Ray, Kay Walsh, Martita Hunt, Bill Fraser

Votes: 150

11. The Girl in the Bikini (1952)

76 min | Adventure, Romance

When a 25-year old Parisian student, Gérard Morere, hears a lecture about a treasure Troilus lost at sea after the Peloponnesian War, he thinks he knows where it is, thanks to a discovery ... See full summary »

Director: Willy Rozier | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jean-François Calvé, Howard Vernon, Espanita Cortez

Votes: 260

12. Curtain Up (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy

In a small town in the 1950s, a repertory company meets on Monday morning to start rehearsing the following week's play. This is a ghastly thing written by the aunt of one of the theatre's ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Smart | Stars: Robert Morley, Margaret Rutherford, Kay Kendall, Michael Medwin

Votes: 221

13. Park Row (1952)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

The Globe is a small, but visionary newspaper started by Phineas Mitchell, an editor recently fired by The Star. The two newspapers become enemies, and the Star's ruthless heiress Charity Hackett decides to eliminate the competition.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Gene Evans, Mary Welch, Bela Kovacs, Herbert Heyes

Votes: 1,383

14. Just for You (1952)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, Ethel Barrymore, Robert Arthur

Votes: 286

15. You're Only Young Twice (1952)

81 min | Comedy

Ada Shore is mistaken for a new secretary, she brings a breath of fresh air to the traditional university.

Director: Terry Bishop | Stars: Duncan Macrae, Joseph Tomelty, Patrick Barr, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 73

16. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 63,693 | Gross: $0.06M

17. Poppy (1952)

90 min | Comedy

A high school girl, enamored by her young teacher, follows him and discovers that his home life holds many secrets.

Directors: Marcello Marchesi, Vittorio Metz | Stars: Walter Chiari, Anna Maria Ferrero, Carlo Campanini, Luisa Rossi

Votes: 15

18. The Steel Trap (1952)

Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A Los Angeles bank assistant-manager devises a plan to steal money from the bank's vault and to flee to Brazil with his unsuspecting wife.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright, Jonathan Hale, Walter Sande

Votes: 914

19. Diplomatic Courier (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Cold War yarn about a US State Department courier who tangles with Soviet agents and seductive women in post WW2 Europe.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Patricia Neal, Stephen McNally, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 880

20. Bend of the River (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

When a town boss confiscates homesteader's supplies after gold is discovered nearby, a tough cowboy risks his life to try and get it to them.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams

Votes: 7,410

21. The Marrying Kind (1952)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

Florence and Chet Keefer have had a troublesome marriage. Whilst in the middle of a divorce hearing the judge encourages them to remember the good times they have had hoping that the ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray, Madge Kennedy, Sheila Bond

Votes: 1,128

22. 5 Fingers (1952)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

During WWII the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara sells British secrets to the Germans while trying to romance a refugee Polish countess.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: James Mason, Danielle Darrieux, Michael Rennie, Walter Hampden

Votes: 4,088

23. The Sound Barrier (1952)

Approved | 109 min | Drama, Romance, War

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

Director: David Lean | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd, Nigel Patrick, John Justin

Votes: 1,618

24. Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1952)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

War-weary Captain Willoby and his men are the occupation force on an island of lovely women...and are forbidden to fraternize.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: William Lundigan, Jane Greer, Mitzi Gaynor, David Wayne

Votes: 90

25. Rape on the Moor (1952)

90 min | Drama

In a small German village in the middle of large moors, there is an old legend of a young woman having sunk in the wetland after being raped by a Swedish intruder of the Thirty Years' war. ... See full summary »

Director: Hans H. König | Stars: Ruth Niehaus, Hermann Schomberg, Armin Dahlen, Gisela von Collande

Votes: 56

26. Adventure in Berlin (1952)

70 min | Crime, Thriller

Berlin shortly after World War II. An American lawyer is looking for the missing heir to a large fortune in the bombed-out city. He accidentally gets in the way of an unscrupulous counterfeiting gang and has to fear for his life.

Director: Frantisek Cáp | Stars: Gordon Howard, Irina Garden, Kurt Meisel, Hans Nielsen

Votes: 47

27. Emergency Landing (1952)

100 min | Drama, Crime, War

An American bomber is shot down over the western side of the Oslo fjord during World War II, and survivors are hidden in a church by local citizens to escape German occupiers.

Director: Arne Skouen | Stars: Henki Kolstad, Jack Kennedy, Randi Kolstad, Bjarne Andersen

Votes: 82

28. The Belle of New York (1952)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Playboy Charlie Hill meets beautiful Angela Bonfils, a mission house worker in the Bowery. He genuinely falls in love, so dedicated to winning over her, Charlie cleans up his act and even gets a job as a driver to impress her.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen, Marjorie Main, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 803

29. Dreamboat (1952)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is plagued when his old movies are shown on TV and sets out with his daughter to stop it. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing his films and she has other plans.

Director: Claude Binyon | Stars: Clifton Webb, Ginger Rogers, Anne Francis, Jeffrey Hunter

Votes: 627

31. I'll Get You (1952)

78 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

After leading nuclear scientists are kidnapped and smuggled behind the Iron Curtain, an FBI man and a British agent are assigned to catch the kidnappers.

Directors: Seymour Friedman, Peter Graham Scott | Stars: George Raft, Sally Gray, Clifford Evans, Reginald Tate

Votes: 167

32. The Pace That Thrills (1952)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Hot shot motorcycle racer Dusty Weston takes too many chances. He and his design partner Chris Rhodes agree on almost everything, but reporter Eve Drake arrives to do a story. Both men fall... See full summary »

Director: Leon Barsha | Stars: Bill Williams, Carla Balenda, Robert Armstrong, Frank McHugh

Votes: 73

33. The Ring (1952)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

A young American of Mexican decent in East Los Angeles, California uses the boxing ring to make a better life for himself and his family, and learns as much about being a Latino in a white society as he does about boxing.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Gerald Mohr, Rita Moreno, Lalo Rios, Robert Arthur

Votes: 656

34. The Unholy Intruders (1952)

99 min | Drama

Thomas Holinka has returned home from war and captivity. In the absence of a suitable home, he finds himself in what seems to be an abandoned monastery. When the nuns return, a conflict is ... See full summary »

Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Olga Tschechowa, Philip Dorn, Katharina Mayberg, Dorothea Wieck

Votes: 16

35. Without Warning! (1952)

Passed | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Quiet, unobtrusive LA citizen Carl Martin picks up look-alikes for his estranged blonde wife and murders them with garden shears.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Adam Williams, Meg Randall, Edward Binns, Harlan Warde

Votes: 394

36. Something for the Birds (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy

Enviromentalist Anne Richards goes to Washington D. C. to fight for getting legislation passed to save the last remaining sanctuary of the almost-extinct California Condor. She enlists the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Victor Mature, Patricia Neal, Edmund Gwenn, Larry Keating

Votes: 125

37. The Promoter (1952)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns, Valerie Hobson, Petula Clark

Votes: 1,257

38. 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: 209,781 | Gross: $8.82M

39. For Men Only (1952)

Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama

A college professor begins to suspect that a student's accidental death was tied to his refusal to take part in a traditional "hazing" and was no accident.

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Paul Henreid, Margaret Field, James Dobson, Douglas Kennedy

Votes: 38

40. Son of Paleface (1952)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

Junior Potter returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. "Mike" is the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Barton is the federal marshal hot on her trail.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers, Trigger

Votes: 2,017

41. The Paris Express (1952)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama

A Dutch company's owner bankrupts his own company, burns the incriminating ledgers and plans to run to Paris with the company payroll but he is caught in the act by his accountant who challenges his actions, leading to a reversal of roles.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Claude Rains, Märta Torén, Marius Goring, Herbert Lom

Votes: 426

42. Invitation (1952)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Romance

Always believing she had a happy marriage, a young wife's trust in her husband is shaken when she discovers that her father had paid him to marry her.

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire, Ruth Roman, Louis Calhern

Votes: 502

43. Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)

105 min | Drama, Film-Noir

While awaiting a delayed flight, a lawyer who has left his unfaithful wife, befriends three fellow passengers. After the plane crashes and he is among the few to survive, he feels compelled to contact the families of his dead friends.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Bette Davis, Shelley Winters, Gary Merrill, Michael Rennie

Votes: 2,116

44. Everything I Have Is Yours (1952)

Approved | 92 min | Musical

Pregnancy forces one half of a married song- and- dance team to find a new Broadway partner.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Dennis O'Keefe, Monica Lewis

Votes: 139

45. Holiday Week (1952)

82 min | Drama, Romance

While on seaside holiday with her girlfriend Mary, a pretty factory worker named Jenny is attracted to Alan, son of the owner of the mill where she works. When she agrees to spend a week ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Crabtree | Stars: Leslie Dwyer, Lisa Daniely, Brian Worth, Sandra Dorne

Votes: 129

46. Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952)

Approved