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Singin' in the Rain

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

Release On: 9th - April - 1952

Vote Count: 2267
Vote Average: 8.2/10

High Noon

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.

Release On: 9th - June - 1952

Vote Count: 1028
Vote Average: 7.7/10

The African Queen

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.

Release On: 7th - January - 1952

Vote Count: 649
Vote Average: 7.4/10


Kanji Watanabe is a middle-aged man who has worked in the same monotonous bureaucratic position for decades. Learning he has cancer, he starts to look for the meaning of his life.

Release On: 9th - October - 1952

Vote Count: 727
Vote Average: 8.4/10


A fading music hall comedian tries to help a despondent ballet dancer learn to walk and to again feel confident about life.

Release On: 23rd - October - 1952

Vote Count: 342
Vote Average: 8/10


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.

Release On: 31st - July - 1952

Vote Count: 117
Vote Average: 6.9/10

The Quiet Man

An American man returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love and conflict.

Release On: 21st - July - 1952

Vote Count: 354
Vote Average: 7.4/10

Umberto D.

When elderly pensioner Umberto Domenico Ferrari returns to his boarding house from a protest calling for a hike in old-age pensions, his landlady demands her 15,000-lire rent by the end of the month or he and his small dog will be turned out onto the street. Unable to get the money in time, Umberto fakes illness to get sent to a hospital, giving his beloved dog to the landlady's pregnant and abandoned maid for temporary safekeeping.

Release On: 20th - January - 1952

Vote Count: 461
Vote Average: 7.9/10

Si yo fuera diputado

Cantinflas is a unique barber, who trades with an elderly neighbor, a lawyer by profession, laws lessons in exchange for haircuts and shaved. It proposes advice to defend in court the disadvantaged neighborhood. His success deputy seeks the votes as the other candidate, Don Próculo, it is not accepted by anyone but his own bodyguards. Don Próculo will use know how much ruse to win the election by the Council, and also for the love of 'Sarita'

Release On: 30th - January - 1952

Vote Count: 48
Vote Average: 7.4/10

The Greatest Show on Earth

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.

Release On: 16th - February - 1952

Vote Count: 158
Vote Average: 6.3/10

Bend of the River

Two men with questionable pasts, Glyn McLyntock and his friend Cole, lead a wagon-train load of homesteaders from Missouri to the Oregon territory...

Release On: 13th - February - 1952

Vote Count: 116
Vote Average: 6.8/10

El Bombero Atómico

Cantinflas is a clumsy fireman, who one day receives the visit of his little goddaughter, whose mother recently died in the jungle. After having work in a few fires, Cantinflas decided to quit and become a policeman, because is less dangerous. Everything goes well until a gang of gangsters kidnap the girl, because of a monetary inheritance.

Release On: 10th - September - 1952

Vote Count: 52
Vote Average: 8.3/10

The Crimson Pirate

Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings on of a revolution in the Caribbean in the late 1700s. A light hearted adventure involving prison breaks, an oddball Scientist, sailing ships, naval fights, and tons of swordplay.

Release On: 27th - August - 1952

Vote Count: 88
Vote Average: 7/10

Don Camillo

In a village of the Po valley where the earth is hard and life miserly, the priest and the communist mayor are always fighting to be the head of the community. If in secret, they admired and liked each other, politics still divided them as it is dividing the country. And when the mayor wants his "People's House"; the priest wants his "Garden City" for the poor. Division exist between the richest and the poorest, the pious and the atheists and even between lovers. But if the people are hard as the country, they are good in the bottom of there heart.

Release On: 28th - March - 1952

Vote Count: 211
Vote Average: 7.6/10

Viva Zapata!

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.

Release On: 7th - February - 1952

Vote Count: 149
Vote Average: 7/10

Monkey Business

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.

Release On: 3rd - September - 1952

Vote Count: 173
Vote Average: 6.7/10

The Narrow Margin

A tough cop meets his match when he has to guard a gangster's widow on a tense train ride.

Release On: 3rd - May - 1952

Vote Count: 93
Vote Average: 7.4/10

Jeux interdits

Orphaned after a Nazi air raid, Paulette, a young Parisian girl, runs into Michel, an older peasant boy, and the two quickly become close. Together, they try to make sense of the chaotic and crumbling world around them, attempting to cope with death as they create a burial ground for Paulette's deceased pet dog. Eventually, however, Paulette's stay with Michel's family is threatened by the harsh realities of wartime.

Release On: 9th - May - 1952

Vote Count: 209
Vote Average: 7.9/10


Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society.

Release On: 17th - April - 1952

Vote Count: 124
Vote Average: 8/10

The Bad and the Beautiful

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.

Release On: 25th - December - 1952

Vote Count: 163
Vote Average: 7.4/10