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A list of American films released in 1952.
The Greatest Show on Earth won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

A-BEdit

Title Director Cast Genre Notes/Studio
5 FingersJoseph L. Mankiewicz James Mason, Danielle Darrieux, Michael RennieDrama
Aaron Slick from Punkin CrickClaude Binyon Alan Young, Dinah Shore, Adele Jergens, Robert Merrill Comedy Paramount
Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd Charles LamontAbbott and Costello, Charles Laughton Comedy Warner Bros.
Above and BeyondMelvin Frank, Norman Panama Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker War MGM
Affair in TrinidadVincent Sherman Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford Film noir Columbia
Against All FlagsGeorge Sherman Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara Action Universal
Androcles and the Lion Chester Erskine Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Alan Young Historical Epic
Angel FaceOtto Preminger Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons Film noirRKO
April in ParisDavid Butler Ray Bolger, Doris Day Musical
The Atomic City Jerry Hopper Gene Barry, Lydia Clarke Drama
The Bad and the Beautiful Vincente Minnelli Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon Drama
Because You're Mine Alexander HallMario Lanza, Doretta Morrow MusicalMGM
Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla William BeaudineBela Lugosi, Duke Mitchell Comedy Realart
The Belle of New YorkCharles Walters Fred Astaire, Vera-Ellen Musical comedy MGM
Bend of the RiverAnthony Mann James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy WesternMGM
Beware, My Lovely Harry HornerIda Lupino, Robert Ryan Film noir RKO
Big Jim McLainEdward Ludwig John Wayne, James Arness Drama Warner Bros.
The Big SkyHoward Hawks Kirk Douglas Western
The Big TreesFelix E. FeistKirk Douglas Drama Warner Bros.
The Black Castle Nathan H. Juran Richard Greene, Boris Karloff, Stephen McNally Horror Universal
Blackbeard the PirateRaoul Walsh Robert Newton, Linda Darnell AdventureRKO
Brave Warrior Spencer Gordon Bennet Jon Hall, Christine Larson, Jay Silverheels Western
Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory Bernard Rey Clayton Moore, Charles Harvey Western
Bwana Devil Arch ObolerRobert Stack, Nigel Bruce DramaFilmed in Africa

C-GEdit

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
The Captive CityRobert Wise John Forsythe, Joan Camden Film noirUnited Artists
Captive Women Stuart Gilmore Ron Randell, Margaret Field Sci-FiRKO Pictures
CarrieWilliam Wyler Jennifer Jones, Laurence Olivier, Miriam Hopkins DramaParamount Pictures
Carson CityAndré De Toth Randolph Scott, Raymond Massey Western Warner Bros.
Clash by Night Fritz LangBarbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Paul Douglas, Marilyn Monroe Drama RKO Pictures
Come Back, Little Sheba Daniel Mann Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore DramaOscar for Booth
The Crimson Pirate Robert Siodmak Burt Lancaster AdventureWarner Bros.
The Devil Makes Three Andrew Marton Gene Kelly, Pier Angeli Thriller MGM
Diplomatic Courier Henry Hathaway Tyrone Power, Patricia Neal, Hildegard Knef Drama
The Dog House Hanna BarberaTom and Jerry Animated shortMGM
Don't Bother to KnockRoy Ward Baker Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark, Anne Bancroft Drama20th Century Fox
The Duck Doctor Hanna BarberaTom and Jerry Animated shortMGM
Face to Face John Brahm James Mason, Robert Preston, Gene Lockhart DramaAnthology
The Fallbrook Story Frank Capratown's fight for water rights Documentary Short
Feed the Kitty Chuck Jones Animated short Warner Bros.
Fit to Be TiedHanna Barbera Tom and JerryAnimated short MGM
Fool Coverage Robert McKimson Animated short Warner Bros.
The Four PosterIrving ReisRex Harrison, Lili Palmer Comedy based on The Fourposter
The Greatest Show on EarthCecil B. DeMille Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, James Stewart, Cornel Wilde, Dorothy Lamour, Henry Wilcoxon Drama won 2 Academy Awards including Best Picture

H-JEdit

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Hangman's Knot Roy Huggins Randolph Scott, Donna Reed Western
Hans Christian Andersen Charles Vidor Danny Kaye, Farley Granger Musical, BiopicRKO; 6 Academy Award nominations
The Happy Time Richard FleischerCharles Boyer, Louis Jourdan Comedy Columbia Pictures
Hare Lift Friz Freleng Animated shortWarner Bros.
Has Anybody Seen My Gal?Douglas Sirk Piper Laurie, Rock HudsonRomance Universal
The Hasty Hare Charles M. JonesBugs Bunny Animated short MGM
Hiawatha Kurt Neumann Vince Edwards, Keith Larsen Western
Hic-cup PupHanna Barbera Animated shortMGM
High NoonFred Zinnemann Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Katy Jurado Western United Artists; won 4 Academy Awards
Indian Uprising Ray Nazarro George Montgomery, Audrey Long Western
Invasion U.S.A. Alfred Green Dan O'Herlihy, Peggie Castle Cold War Columbia Pictures
IvanhoeRichard Thorpe Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders Adventure based on novel by Sir Walter Scott; nominated for 2 Academy Awards
Jack and the BeanstalkJean Yarbrough Abbott and Costello Comedy Warner Bros.
Japanese War Bride King Vidor Shirley Yamaguchi, Don Taylor Drama
The Jazz Singer Michael Curtiz Danny Thomas, Peggy Lee Musical drama Warner Bros.; remake of 1927 film
Jumping Jacks Norman TaurogDean Martin, Jerry Lewis ComedyParamount Pictures
Jungle Jim in the Forbidden LandLew Landers Johnny Weissmuller, Angela Greene Adventure Columbia Pictures

K-NEdit

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Kansas City ConfidentialPhil Karlson John Payne, Coleen Gray Film noir United Artists
Kid Monk Baroni Harold D. Schuster Bruce Cabot, Leonard Nimoy Drama
The Las Vegas StoryRobert Stevenson Jane Russell, Vincent Price Film noir RKO Pictures
LimelightCharles Chaplin Charlie Chaplin, Claire Bloom Comedy United Artists
Little RunawayHanna Barbera Tom and JerryAnimated short MGM
Lone StarVincent Sherman Clark Gable, Ava Gardner WesternMGM
Lost in AlaskaJean Yarbrough Abbott and Costello Comedy Universal Pictures
The Lusty Men Nicholas Ray, Robert Parrish Robert Mitchum, Susan Hayward WesternRKO Pictures
Macao Josef von Sternberg, Nicholas Ray Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Gloria Grahame Film noir RKO Pictures
Madeline Animated short from United Productions of America
Magical MaestroTex Avery Animated short MGM
The Marrying Kind George CukorJudy Holliday, Aldo Ray Comedy Columbia Pictures
The Member of the Wedding Fred Zinnemann Julie Harris, Ethel Waters Drama Based on 1946 novel
The Merry WidowCurtis Bernhardt Fernando Lamas, Lana TurnerMusical MGM
Million Dollar MermaidMervyn LeRoy Victor Mature, Esther Williams Biopic, musical Based on life of Annette Kellerman
The Miracle of Our Lady of FatimaJohn Brahm Gilbert Roland DramaWarner Bros.
Les MisérablesLewis Milestone Michael Rennie, Robert Newton Drama20th Century Fox
Monkey BusinessHoward Hawks Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe Screwball comedy 20th Century Fox
Montana Belle Allan Dwan Jane Russell, George Brent Western
My Cousin Rachel Henry Koster Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton Mystery20th Century Fox
My Pal GusRobert ParrishRichard Widmark, Joanne Dru Comedy 20th Century Fox
My Six ConvictsHugo Fregonese Gilbert Roland, Millard Mitchell Comedy
The Narrow Margin Richard Fleischer Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor Film noir RKO Pictures

O-REdit

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
O. Henry's Full House5 Directors Charles Laughton, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Baxter, Oscar Levant, Jean Peters, Jeanne Crain, Dale Robertson Anthology 20th Century Fox
Oily Hare Robert McKimson Bugs Bunny Animated short Warner Bros.
On Dangerous GroundNicholas Ray Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan Film noirRKO Pictures
One Minute to Zero Tay GarnettRobert Mitchum, Ann Blyth WarRKO Pictures
Operation: RabbitCharles M. Jones Bugs Bunny Animated short Warner Bros.
OthelloOrson Welles Orson Welles, Robert Coote Drama United Artists
Pat and MikeGeorge Cukor Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy Comedy MGM
Phone Call from a Stranger Jean Negulesco Shelly Winters, Gary Merrill, Bette Davis Drama
The Pleasure GardenJames Broughton Short
Plymouth Adventure Clarence BrownSpencer Tracy, Gene Tierney, Van Johnson Drama MGM
Posse CatHanna Barbera Tom and Jerry Animated short MGM
The Pride of St. Louis Harmon Jones Dan Dailey, Joanne Dru, Richard Crenna Biopic story of Dizzy Dean
The Prisoner of ZendaRichard Thorpe Deborah Kerr, James Mason Adventure Remake of the 1937 film
Push-Button KittyHanna Barbera Tom and Jerry Animated shortMGM
The Quiet ManJohn Ford Maureen O'Hara, John Wayne Romantic comedyRepublic Pictures
Rabbit Seasoning Charles M. JonesBugs Bunny Animated short Warner Bros.
Radar Men from the MoonFred C. Brannon Adventure Republic Pictures
Rancho NotoriousFritz Lang Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, Mel Ferrer Western RKO Pictures
Red Ball Express Budd Boetticher Jeff Chandler, Alex Nicol, Sidney Poitier War
Red Planet MarsHarry Horner Peter Graves Sci-FiUnited Artists
Red Skies of MontanaJoseph M. Newman Richard Widmark, Richard Boone Adventure 20th Century Fox
Retreat, Hell!Joseph H. Lewis Frank Lovejoy, Russ Tamblyn WarWarner Bros.
Road to Bali Hal Walker Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour Comedy Paramount
Ruby Gentry King Vidor Jennifer Jones, Charlton Heston, Karl Malden Drama

S-ZEdit

Title Director Cast Genre Notes
Sailor BewareHal Walker Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis ComedyParamount Pictures
The Savage George Marshall Charlton Heston, Susan Morrow Western
Scandal Sheet Phil KarlsonBroderick Crawford, John Derek, Donna Reed Crime dramaColumbia Pictures
Scaramouche George SidneyStewart Granger, Janet Leigh Adventure MGM
Singin' in the Rain Stanley Donen Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell Musical comedyMGM; 2 Oscar nominations; Golden Globe for O'Connor
Smitten Kitten Hanna Barbera Animated shortMGM
The SniperEdward Dmytryk Adolphe Menjou, Arthur Franz Film noir Columbia Pictures
The Snows of Kilimanjaro Henry KingGregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Susan Hayward Adventure from Ernest Hemingway story
Something to Live For George Stevens Joan Fontaine, Ray MillandDramaParamount Pictures
Son of Geronimo Spencer Gordon BennetClayton Moore, Rodd Redwing Western Columbia Pictures
Son of PalefaceFrank Tashlin Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers Western comedy sequel to Paleface
The Star Stuart HeislerBette Davis, Sterling Hayden Drama 20th Century Fox
The Stooge Norman Taurog Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Polly Bergen Comedy Paramount Pictures
The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men Ken AnnakinRichard Todd, Peter Finch, James Robertson Justice Adventure Disney
The Story of Three LovesVincente Minnelli James Mason, Kirk Douglas, Pier Angeli, Leslie Caron, Ethel Barrymore, Moira Shearer, Ricky Nelson AnthologyMGM
Sudden FearDavid Miller Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame Film noir RKO Pictures
Susie the Little Blue CoupeClyde Geronimi Animated short Walt Disney
The Thief Russell Rouse Ray Milland, Martin Gabel Film noir United Artists
This Is Cinerama Merian C. Cooper Lowell Thomas Documentary film
This Woman is Dangerous Felix E. FeistJoan Crawford, Dennis Morgan Drama Warner Bros.
Three for Bedroom "C" Milton H. B Gloria Swanson, James Warren ComedyWarner Bros.
Trance and Dance in Bali Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson Documentary
Trick or Treat Donald DuckAnimated short Walt Disney
Triplet Trouble Hanna BarberaTom and Jerry Animated shortMGM
The Turning Point William DieterleWilliam Holden, Edmond O'Brien Film noirParamount Pictures
Two Little Indians Hanna BarberaTom and Jerry Animated shortMGM
The Two Mouseketeers Hanna BarberaTom and Jerry Animated shortMGM
Viva Zapata! Elia Kazan Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn Historical
Water, Water Every HareCharles M. Jones Bugs Bunny Animated short Warner Bros.
We're Not Married! Edmund Goulding Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe Romantic comedy 20th Century Fox
What Price Glory?John Ford James Cagney, Dan Dailey War20th Century Fox
When in RomeClarence Brown Van Johnson, Paul Douglas Comedy MGM
With a Song in My Heart Walter LangSusan Hayward, Rory Calhoun Biography
Without Warning!Arnold Laven Adam Williams, Edward Binns Film noir United Artists
The World in His Arms Raoul WalshGregory Peck, Ann Blyth AdventureUniversal Pictures
Zombies of the Stratosphere Fred C. Brannon SerialRepublic Pictures

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