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The Movies of 1952: U.S. Releases
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Top Ten List

1. Singin' in the Rain Dirs. Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly. With Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor A+
2. 5 Fingers Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. With James Mason, Danielle Darrieux, Michael Rennie B+
3. Park Row Dir. Samuel Fuller. With Gene Evans, Mary Welch, Herbert Heyes, Forrest Taylor B+
4. The Quiet Man Dir. John Ford. With John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald B+
5. The Importance of Being Earnest Dir. Anthony Asquith. With Michael Redgrave B+
6. The Big Sky Dir. Howard Hawks. With Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Arthur Hunnicutt B+
7. Macao Dir. Josef von Sternberg, nominally. With Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Brad Dexter B+

Remainder of Films Screened

The Bad and the Beautiful Dir. Vincente Minnelli. With Kirk Douglas, Barry Sullivan B
Gaslight Dir. Thorold Dickinson. With Diana Wynyard, Anton Walbrook, Frank Pettingell B
High Noon Dir. Fred Zinnemann. With Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado B
The Lavender Hill Mob Dir. Charles Crichton. With Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway B
My Cousin Rachel Dir. Henry Koster. With Richard Burton, Olivia de Havilland, Robert Squire B
On Dangerous Ground Dir. Nicholas Ray. With Robert Ryan, Ida Lupino, Ward Bond B
Sudden Fear Dir. David Miller. With Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame, Bruce Bennett B
Viva Zapata! Dir. Elia Kazan. With Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Alan Reed B

Miss Julie Dir. Alf Sjøberg. With Anita Björk, Ulf Palme, Marta Dörff, Anders Henrikson B–
The Thief Dir. Russell Rouse. With Ray Milland, Martin Gabel, Harry Bronson, Rita Gam B–

Come Back, Little Sheba Dir. Daniel Mann. With Shirley Booth, Burt Lancaster, Terry Moore C+
The Snows of Kilimanjaro Dir. Henry King. With Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Susan Hayward C+
With a Song in My Heart Dir. Walter Lang. With Susan Hayward, David Wayne, Rory Calhoun C+

Ivanhoe Dir. Richard Thorpe. With Robert Taylor, Joan Fontaine, Elizabeth Taylor, Guy Rolfe C
The Member of the Wedding Dir. Fred Zinnemann. With Julie Harris, Ethel Waters C
This Woman Is Dangerous Dir. Felix E. Feist. With Joan Crawford, Dennis Morgan, David Brian C

The Greatest Show on Earth Dir. Cecil B. DeMille. With Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton C–
Moulin Rouge Dir. John Huston. With José Ferrer, Colette Marchand, Suzanne Flon C–
The Star Dir. Stuart Heisler. With Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Warner Anderson, June Travis C–