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1952 In Film

List of years in film (table)
In television

The year 1952 in film involved some significant events.


Top grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. The Greatest Show on Earth Paramount Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, Gloria Grahame $14,000,000
2. The Bad and the Beautiful MGM Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Dick Powell, Gloria Grahame $8,500,000
3. The Snows of Kilimanjaro Fox Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner $6,700,000
4. Ivanhoe MGM Robert Taylor, Joan Fontaine, Elizabeth Taylor $6,258,000
5. Singin' in the Rain MGM Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, Jean Hagen $6,000,000
6. Sailor Beware Paramount Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis $4,300,000
7. Moulin Rouge United Artists José Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor $4,252,000
8. Hans Christian Andersen RKO Danny Kaye, Farley Granger $4,100,000
9. Affair in Trinidad Columbia Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford $4,000,000
10. Monkey Business Fox Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe $3,800,000


Academy Awards:

Best Picture: The Greatest Show on Earth - DeMille, Paramount
Best Director: John Ford - The Quiet Man
Best Actor: Gary Cooper - High Noon
Best Actress: Shirley Booth - Come Back, Little Sheba
Best Supporting Actor: Anthony Quinn - Viva Zapata!
Best Supporting Actress: Gloria Grahame - The Bad and the Beautiful

Golden Globe Awards:

Best Picture: The Greatest Show on Earth
Best Actor: Gary CooperHigh Noon
Best Actress: Shirley BoothCome Back, Little Sheba
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: With a Song in My Heart
Best Actor: Donald O'ConnorSingin' in the Rain
Best Actress: Susan HaywardWith a Song in My Heart
Supporting Role:
Best Supporting Actor: Millard MitchellMy Six Convicts
Best Supporting Actress: Katy JuradoHigh Noon
Best Director: Cecil B. DeMilleThe Greatest Show on Earth

Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival):

The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice, directed by Orson Welles, United States
Two Cents Worth of Hope (Due soldi di speranza), directed by Renato Castellani, Italy

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Forbidden Games (Jeux interdits), directed by René Clément, France

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Hon dansade en sommar (One Summer of Happiness), directed by Arne Mattsson, Sweden

Notable films released in 1952

U.S.A. unless stated
















Short film series



Film Debuts

See also

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