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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: 2452
Vote Average: 8.2/10


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: 797
Vote Average: 8.4/10

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: 383
Vote Average: 7.3/10

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: 1108
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: 708
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: 176
Vote Average: 6.4/10

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: 58
Vote Average: 8.2/10

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: 165
Vote Average: 7/10

Don't Bother to Knock

Jed, an airline pilot, is resting in a hotel when he notices Nell, a young woman babysitting for a wealthy couple. As Jed gets to know Nell better he realises that the woman is not as stable as perhaps she should be.

Release On: 18th - July - 1952

Vote Count: 99
Vote Average: 6.7/10


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: 371
Vote Average: 8/10

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: 98
Vote Average: 7/10


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: 130
Vote Average: 6.9/10

Clash by Night

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

Release On: 30th - May - 1952

Vote Count: 75
Vote Average: 6.8/10

The Snows of Kilimanjaro

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

Release On: 8th - October - 1952

Vote Count: 65
Vote Average: 5.9/10

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: 179
Vote Average: 7.4/10


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: 134
Vote Average: 8/10

Fanfan la Tulipe

Fanfan is a young handsome peasant. He joins the army to escape marriage and because a gipsy girl predicted he will get glory and the king's daughter as a wife. But the gipsy girl was in fact Adeline, the daughter of the recruiting officer. Once he has discovered the stratagem, Fanfan refuses to forget this dream and decides to fulfill the destiny of the fake prediction. Fantastic swashbuckling adventures in a 18th century setting, with a light criticism of the war and the mighty.

Release On: 20th - March - 1952

Vote Count: 79
Vote Average: 6.9/10

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: 233
Vote Average: 7.7/10

Kansas City Confidential

A down-on-his-luck ex-GI finds himself framed for an armored car robbery. When he's finally released for lack of evidence--after having been beaten up and tortured by the police--he sets out to discover who set him up, and why. The trail leads him into Mexico and a web of hired killers and corrupt cops.

Release On: 11th - November - 1952

Vote Count: 88
Vote Average: 7.1/10

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: 52
Vote Average: 7.4/10