1952 in Film - Notable Films Released in 1952

Notable Films Released in 1952

U.S.A. unless stated

  • 5 Fingers, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, starring James Mason


  • Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
  • Above and Beyond, starring Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker
  • Affair in Trinidad, starring Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford
  • Against All Flags, starring Errol Flynn and Maureen O'Hara
  • Alraune, starring Hildegard Knef and Erich von Stroheim - (Germany)
  • Andrine og Kjell - (Norway)
  • Androcles and the Lion, starring Jean Simmons and Victor Mature
  • Angel Face, starring Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons
  • Angels One Five, starring Jack Hawkins - (Britain)
  • April 1, 2000 - (Austria)
  • The Atomic City, starring Gene Barry and Lydia Clarke
  • At Sword's Point, starring Maureen O'Hara and Cornel Wilde


  • The Bad and the Beautiful, starring Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry Sullivan, Gloria Grahame
  • The Beast Must Die (La Bestia debe morir) - (Argentina)
  • Because of You, starring Loretta Young
  • Because You're Mine, starring Mario Lanza
  • The Belle of New York, starring Fred Astaire and Vera-Ellen
  • Les Belles de nuit (Beauties of the Night), directed by René Clair - (France)
  • Belles on Their Toes, starring Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain, Debra Paget
  • Bend of the River, directed by Anthony Mann, starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams, Rock Hudson
  • Big Jim McLain, starring John Wayne and James Arness
  • The Big Sky, starring Kirk Douglas
  • The Big Trees, starring Kirk Douglas
  • The Black Castle, starring Stephen McNally, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr.
  • Blackbeard the Pirate, starring Robert Newton
  • Brandy for the Parson, starring James Donald and Kenneth More - (Britain)
  • Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory, starring Clayton Moore
  • The Bushwackers, starring John Ireland and Lawrence Tierney


  • California Conquest, starring Cornel Wilde and Teresa Wright
  • Captive Women, starring Robert Clarke
  • The Card, starring Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns, Petula Clark - (Britain)
  • Carrie, starring Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins
  • Carson City, starring Randolph Scott
  • Casque d'or (Golden Helmet), directed by Jacques Becker, starring Simone Signoret - (France)
  • Children of Hiroshima (Gembaku no ko) - (Japan)
  • Ciguli Miguli - (Yugoslavia)
  • The City Stands Trial (Processo alla città), directed by Luigi Zampa - (Italy)
  • Clash by Night, directed by Fritz Lang, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Paul Douglas, Marilyn Monroe
  • Come Back, Little Sheba, starring Burt Lancaster and Shirley Booth
  • The Crimson Pirate, starring Burt Lancaster
  • Deadline - U.S.A., directed by Richard Brooks, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore, Kim Hunter, Jim Backus, Martin Gabel
  • Denver and Rio Grande, starring Edmond O'Brien and Sterling Hayden
  • Derby Day, starring Anna Neagle and Michael Wilding - (Britain)
  • Desperate Search, starring Howard Keel and Jane Greer
  • Diplomatic Courier, directed by Henry Hathaway, starring Tyrone Power
  • Don't Bother to Knock, starring Richard Widmark, Anne Bancroft, Marilyn Monroe
  • Down Among the Z Men, starring The Goons - (Britain)
  • Dreamboat, starring Ginger Rogers, Clifton Webb, Elsa Lanchester, Anne Francis


  • Europa '51, directed by Roberto Rossellini, starring Ingrid Bergman - (Italy)
  • The Eyes Leave Tracks (Los ojos dejan huella), starring Raf Vallone - (Spain)
  • Face to Face, starring James Mason and Robert Preston
  • Fanfan la Tulipe (aka Fearless Little Soldier), starring Gérard Philipe and Gina Lollobrigida - (France)
  • Flaming Feather, starring Sterling Hayden
  • Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice ( Ochazuke no aji), directed by Yasujirō Ozu - (Japan)
  • Flesh and Fury, starring Tony Curtis and Jan Sterling
  • Forbidden Games (Jeux interdits), directed by René Clément - winner of Oscar for best foreign language film - (France)


  • A Girl in Every Port, starring Groucho Marx, William Bendix, Marie Wilson, Dee Hartford
  • The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d'or), directed by Jean Renoir, starring Anna Magnani - (France/Italy)
  • The Greatest Show on Earth, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, Gloria Grahame, Dorothy Lamour, James Stewart
  • Hangman's Knot, starring Randolph Scott, Donna Reed, Lee Marvin
  • Hans Christian Andersen, starring Danny Kaye and Farley Granger
  • The Happy Family, directed by Muriel Box, starring Stanley Holloway and Kathleen Harrison - (Britain)
  • The Happy Time, starring Charles Boyer and Bobby Driscoll
  • Has Anybody Seen My Gal?, starring Piper Laurie, Rock Hudson, Charles Coburn
  • Heidi, directed by Luigi Comencini - (Switzerland)
  • Hellgate, starring Sterling Hayden
  • Hiawatha, starring Vince Edwards
  • High Noon, directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Gary Cooper (Oscar for best actor) and Grace Kelly
  • The Holly and the Ivy, starring Ralph Richardson and Celia Johnson - (Britain)
  • Home at Seven, directed by and starring Ralph Richardson - (Britain)
  • Horizons West, starring Robert Ryan, Rock Hudson, Raymond Burr
  • Hunted, directed by Charles Crichton, starring Dirk Bogarde and Jon Whiteley - (Britain)


  • The I Don't Care Girl, starring Mitzi Gaynor and Oscar Levant
  • Ikiru (To Live), directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Takashi Shimura - winner of Golden Bear - (Japan)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Anthony Asquith, starring Michael Redgrave - (Britain)
  • Indian Uprising, starring George Montgomery
  • It Grows on Trees, starring Irene Dunne
  • Ivanhoe, starring Robert Taylor, Joan Fontaine, Elizabeth Taylor
  • Jaal (Net), starring Dev Anand - (India)
  • Jack and the Beanstalk, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
  • Japanese War Bride, starring Shirley Yamaguchi and Don Taylor
  • The Jazz Singer, starring Danny Thomas and Peggy Lee
  • Jolanda la figlia del corsaro nero (Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair) - (Italy)
  • Jumping Jacks, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis


  • Kansas City Confidential, starring John Payne and Coleen Gray
  • Kid Monk Baroni, starring Leonard Nimoy
  • The Last Page, aka Man Bait, starring George Brent and Diana Dors
  • The Life of Oharu (Saikaku ichidai onna), directed by Kenji Mizoguchi - (Japan)
  • Lightning (Inazuma), directed by Mikio Naruse - (Japan)
  • Limelight, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, with Claire Bloom
  • Lone Star, starring Clark Gable and Ava Gardner
  • Lost in Alaska, starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
  • Lovely to Look At, starring Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Red Skelton
  • Lure of the Wilderness, starring Jean Peters, Jeffrey Hunter, Walter Brennan
  • The Lusty Men, starring Robert Mitchum


  • Mandy, starring Phyllis Calvert and Jack Hawkins - (Britain)
  • The Marrying Kind, starring Judy Holliday
  • Meet Danny Wilson, starring Frank Sinatra
  • The Member of the Wedding, starring Julie Harris
  • The Merry Widow, starring Lana Turner
  • Mexican Bus Ride (Subida al cielo), directed by Luis Buñuel - (Mexico)
  • Million Dollar Mermaid, starring Esther Williams and Victor Mature
  • The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, starring Gilbert Roland
  • Les Misérables, starring Michael Rennie, Robert Newton, Debra Paget
  • Monkey Business, starring Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, Marilyn Monroe
  • Montana Belle, starring Jane Russell
  • Moulin Rouge, starring José Ferrer and Zsa Zsa Gabor - (Britain)
  • My Cousin Rachel, starring Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton
  • My Pal Gus, starring Richard Widmark and George Winslow
  • My Six Convicts, starring Gilbert Roland
  • My Son John, starring Robert Walker and Van Heflin


  • The Narrow Margin, directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Charles McGraw
  • Neighbours - (Canada)
  • Never Look Back directed by Francis Searle, starring Rosamund John - (Britain)
  • No Greater Love (Herz der Welt) - (West Germany)
  • No Room for the Groom, directed by Douglas Sirk, starring Tony Curtis and Piper Laurie
  • O. Henry's Full House, an anthology film starring Charles Laughton, David Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark, Anne Baxter, Jeanne Crain
  • On Dangerous Ground, starring Ida Lupino and Robert Ryan
  • One Minute to Zero, directed by Tay Garnett, starring Robert Mitchum and Ann Blyth
  • Othello (aka The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice), written, directed by and starring Orson Welles
  • Outcast of the Islands, directed by Carol Reed, starring Ralph Richardson and Trevor Howard - (Britain)
  • The Overcoat (Il Cappotto) - (Italy)


  • Pat and Mike, starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn
  • Phone Call from a Stranger, starring Shelley Winters and Gary Merrill
  • The Pickwick Papers, starring James Hayter and James Donald - (Britain)
  • Le Plaisir (aka House of Pleasure), directed by Max Ophüls, starring Claude Dauphin - (France)
  • The Planter's Wife, starring Claudette Colbert
  • Pony Soldier, starring Tyrone Power
  • The Pride of St. Louis, starring Dan Dailey
  • The Prisoner of Zenda, starring Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr, James Mason, Jane Greer
  • The Quiet Man, directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara


  • Rancho Notorious, starring Marlene Dietrich
  • Red Ball Express, starring Jeff Chandler
  • Red Planet Mars, starring Peter Graves
  • Retreat, Hell!, starring Frank Lovejoy
  • Return of the Texan, starring Dale Robertson and Joanne Dru
  • Road to Bali, starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope
  • Rome 11:00 - (Italy)
  • Ruby Gentry, starring Jennifer Jones, Charlton Heston and Karl Malden


  • Sailor Beware, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
  • Sangdil, starring Dilip Kumar and Madhubala - (India)
  • Saturday Island, starring Linda Darnell and Tab Hunter
  • The Savage, starring Charlton Heston and Susan Morrow
  • Scandal Sheet, starring Broderick Crawford and Donna Reed
  • Scaramouche, starring Stewart Granger and Janet Leigh
  • The Scarlet Flower (Alenkiy tsvetochek) - (U.S.S.R.)
  • Secrets of Women (Kvinnors väntan), directed by Ingmar Bergman, starring Eva Dahlbeck - (Sweden)
  • Siempre tuya (Forever Yours) - (Mexico)
  • Singin' in the Rain, starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Donald O'Connor
  • The Sniper, directed by Edward Dmytryk
  • The Snow Maiden (Snegurochka) - (U.S.S.R.)
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro, starring Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner
  • Something to Live For, directed by George Stevens, starring Joan Fontaine and Teresa Wright
  • Son of Paleface, directed by Frank Tashlin, starring Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers
  • Song of the Sea (O canto do mar), directed by Alberto Cavalcanti - (Brazil)
  • The Sound Barrier, directed by David Lean, starring Ralph Richardson - (Britain)
  • Springfield Rifle, starring Gary Cooper and Phyllis Thaxter
  • The Star, starring Bette Davis and Sterling Hayden
  • Steel Town, starring Ann Sheridan and John Lund
  • The Steel Trap, starring Joseph Cotten and Teresa Wright
  • The Stooge, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
  • Stop, You're Killing Me, starring Broderick Crawford and Claire Trevor
  • The Story of Will Rogers, starring Will Rogers, Jr. and Jane Wyman
  • Sudden Fear, starring Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame


  • The Thief, starring Ray Milland
  • This is Cinerama, directed by Merian C. Cooper
  • Thunderbirds, starring John Derek
  • Tico-Tico no Fubá, directed by Adolfo Celi - (Brazil)
  • Toto in Colour (Totò a colori), starring Totò - (Italy)
  • Trent's Last Case, starring Orson Welles and Michael Wilding - (Britain)
  • The Turning Point, starring William Holden, Alexis Smith, Edmond O'Brien
  • Two Cents Worth of Hope (Due soldi di speranza) - (Italy)
  • Umberto D., directed by Vittorio De Sica - (Italy)
  • Untamed Frontier, starring Joseph Cotten and Shelley Winters
  • La villa Santo-Sospir, short film directed by Jean Cocteau - (France)
  • Viva Zapata!, starring Marlon Brando and Jean Peters


  • We're Not Married!, starring Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Eve Arden, Paul Douglas, Eddie Bracken, Mitzi Gaynor, Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • The White Reindeer (Valkoinen peura) - (Finland)
  • The White Sheik (Lo sceicco bianco), directed by Federico Fellini - (Italy)
  • Who Goes There!, starring Nigel Patrick and Valerie Hobson - (Britain)
  • Wide Boy, starring Sydney Tafler and Susan Shaw - (Britain)
  • The Wild North, starring Stewart Granger and Cyd Charisse
  • Wings of Danger, directed by Terence Fisher, starring Zachary Scott - (Britain)
  • With a Song in My Heart, starring Susan Hayward
  • A Woman Without Love (Una mujer sin amor), directed by Luis Buñuel - (Mexico)
  • The World in His Arms, starring Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Ann Blyth
  • Young Man with Ideas, starring Glenn Ford and Ruth Roman

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