1952 in film


1952 in film

The year 1952 in film involved some significant events.

Events

* January 10 - Cecil B. DeMille's circus epic, "The Greatest Show on Earth", premieres at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
* February 20 - The film "The African Queen" opens (Capitol Theater in New York City).
*March 27 - The MGM musical "Singin' in the Rain" premieres at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
*September 30 - The Cinerama widescreen system, invented by Fred Waller, debuts with the film "This Is Cinerama".
*November 27 - "Bwana Devil", the first American, feature-length, color 3-D movie, is released, and begins the demand for 3-D films that lasts for the next two years.
*May Britt debuts in "Jolanda la Figlia Del Corsaro Nero (Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair)"

Top grossing films (U.S.)

source: http://www.boxofficereport.com/database/1952.shtml

Awards

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 Greatest Show on Earth"

Golden Globe Awards:

:Drama::Best Picture: "The Greatest Show on Earth":Best Actor: Gary Cooper - "High Noon":Best Actress: Shirley Booth - "Come Back, Little Sheba" :Musical or comedy::Best Picture: "With a Song in My Heart":Best Actor: Donald O'Connor - "Singin' in the Rain" :Best Actress: Susan Hayward - "With a Song in My Heart"

:Other:Best Director: Cecil B. DeMille - "The Greatest Show on Earth"

Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival)::"", 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

Films released in 1952

*"5 Fingers", directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz
*"Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
*"Above and Beyond"
*"Against All Flags"
*"Alraune"
*"Androcles and the Lion"
*"April 1, 2000"
*"The Atomic City", a thriller starring Gene Barry and Lydia Clarke
*"The Bad and the Beautiful"
*"Because You're Mine"
*"Bend of the River"
*"Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla" starring Bela Lugosi
*"The Big Sky"
*"The Big Trees"
*"The Black Castle" starring Stephen McNally, Boris Karloff, and Lon Chaney Jr.
*"Brandy for the Parson"
*"Captive Women"
*"The Card"
*"Carrie"
*"Clash by Night"
*"Come Back, Little Sheba"
*"The Crimson Pirate"
*"Down Among the Z Men"
*"Forbidden Games"
*"The Greatest Show on Earth"
*"Hans Christian Andersen", starring Danny Kaye and Farley Granger
*"High Noon"
*"Ikiru"
*"The Importance of Being Earnest"
*"Invasion U.S.A."
*"Ivanhoe"
*"The Jazz Singer"
*"Forbidden Games" ("Jeux interdits")
*"Jack and the Beanstalk", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
*"Jolanda la Figlia Del Corsaro Nero"
*"Jumping Jacks", starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
*"Kansas City Confidential"
*"The Life of Oharu" ("Saikaku ichidai onna")
*"Limelight", starring Charlie Chaplin
*"Lost in Alaska", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
*"The Medium"
*"The Member of the Wedding"
*"The Merry Widow"
*"Million Dollar Mermaid", starring Esther Williams and Victor Mature
*"The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima"
*"Moulin Rouge"
*"My Cousin Rachel"
*"My Six Convicts"
*"My Son John", starring Van Heflin
*"The Narrow Margin"
*"On Dangerous Ground"
*"Othello" (aka "The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice"), written and directed by, and starring, Orson Welles
*"Pat and Mike"
*"The Pride of St. Louis"
*"The Quiet Man", directed by John Ford
*"Red Planet Mars"
*"Sailor Beware", starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
*"Scaramouche"
*"Singin' in the Rain"
*"The Sniper"
*"The Snows of Kilimanjaro"
*"Son of Paleface"
*"The Sound Barrier", directed by David Lean
*"The Star"
*"The Stooge", starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
*"Sudden Fear"
*"This is Cinerama"
*"The Thief"
*"The Titfield Thunderbolt"
*"Two Cents Worth of Hope" ("Due soldi di speranza")
*"Umberto D."
*"La villa Santo-Sospir", short film directed by Jean Cocteau
*"Viva Zapata!"
*"With a Song in My Heart"
*"The World in His Arms"

erials

*"Blackhawk", starring Kirk Alyn
*"King of the Congo", starring Buster Crabbe
*"Radar Men from the Moon", starring George D. Wallace and Aline Towne
*"Son of Geronimo" starring Clayton Moore
*"Zombies of the Stratosphere", starring Judd Holdren

hort film series

*"Mickey Mouse" (1928-1953)
*"Looney Tunes" (1930-1969)
*"Terrytoons" (1930-1964)
*"Merrie Melodies" (1931-1969)
*"Popeye" (1933-1957)
*"The Three Stooges" (1934-1959)
*"Donald Duck" (1936)-(1956)
*"Goofy" (1939-1953)
*"Tom and Jerry" (1940-1958)
*"Bugs Bunny" (1940-1962)
*"Mighty Mouse" (1942-1955)
*"Chip and Dale" (1943-1956)
*"Droopy" (1943-1958)
*"Yosemite Sam" (1945-1963)

Births

*March 19 - Harvey Weinstein producer
*June 7 - Liam Neeson, actor
*June 18 - Isabella Rossellini, actress
*July 20 - Adrian Biddle, cinematographer (d. 2005)

Deaths

*January 18 - Curly Howard, comedian, of "The Three Stooges"
*April 21 - Leslie Banks, actor
*May 8 - Walter Fox, US movie producer
*October 23 - Susan Peters, actress
*October 26 - Hattie McDaniel, African-American actress best known as "Mammy" in "Gone with the Wind"

ee also

*Joseph Burstyn, Inc. v. Wilson


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