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Good Early Movies 1952
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Movie: Mated ( 1952 )
A video "marriage manual" explains differences between sexes.
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Movie: Vampire Over London ( 1952 )
The mysterious figure known as the Vampire comes to England to complete experiments in his mad bid to gain control of the world. When the radar-controlled Robot which he had ordered shipped to him is delivered instead to Mother Riley, the Vampire, through radar control, has the Robot transport itself as well as Mother Riley to the proper destination...as the old lady goes into a whirl of side-splitting action in a determined effort to frustrate the plans of the sinister Vampire.
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Movie: Wide Boy ( 1952 )
The title, in British police parlance of the day, defines a petty crook whose criminal activities are minor and legal-borderline, but the title character in this film appears to stretch the definition. Benny steals a purse from Melissa Stribling and discovers a compromising letter in it from her boyfriend Colin Tapley, who is a wealthy surgeon and married. Benny starts a blackmail campaign that leads to murder. Susan Shaw is along as Benny's girlfriend, Molly.
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Movie: Operation Ivy ( 1952 )
A short produced by the US government about the development of the hydrogen bomb leading up to its testing and explosion over Bikini Atoll.
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Movie: My Wife's Lodger ( 1952 )
A soldier comes home from the war expecting a warm welcome, but he finds that his wife had taken in a lodger during his absence, and now she and his somewhat dingy daughter seem to be paying much more attention to the lodger than to him.
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Movie: I'm a Stranger ( 1952 )
George Westcott arrives in London from India to claim a sizeable inheritance, only to discover his grandfather's will is missing. A film star, a window cleaner and a police inspector help him defeat the disinherited branch of the family and find the will, but is George all he seems?
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Movie: Father's Lion ( 1952 )
George Geef takes his son camping. His son thinks he sees lions everywhere; George can't see them even when they are right next to him. Lucky for George, his son's got his trusty pop-gun.
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Movie: Another Man's Poison ( 1952 )
In an isolated house, mystery writer Janet Frobisher is involved in potentially murderous relationships.
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Movie: The Lady Says No ( 1952 )
A woman writes a best-selling book for women warning them about the "dangers" of men. A handsome photographer for a national magazine arrives in her town to do a feature story on her. Complications ensue.
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Movie: The Frightened Man ( 1952 )
The hidden life of a second-hand dealer inadvertently ensnares his son. Julius Rosselli (Dermot Walsh), whose expulsion from Oxford and subsequent participation with jewel thieves breaks the heart of his father (Charles Victor), heads towards a calamity replete with Greek irony.
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Movie: Radar Men from the Moon ( 1952 )
Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, scientist and man of action with a secret flying suit, to investigate. Soon, Cody is battling Earth thugs in the pay of Krog the moon man and making trips in his experimental rocket to the moon itself, in a perilous and all but singlehanded effort to thwart the planned invasion of Earth.
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Movie: Room for One More ( 1952 )
A fairly well-to-do family takes in two troubled orphans.
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Movie: Scandal Sheet ( 1952 )
The editor of an exploitation newspaper commits a murder and assigns his protégé to investigate hoping to divert attention away from himself.
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Movie: Ten Tall Men ( 1952 )
During the Rif War in Morocco, the French Foreign Legion's outpost of Tarfa is threatened by Khalif Hussein's tribes but Sergeant Mike Kincaid devises a plan of survival until the arrival of French reinforcements.
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Movie: The First Time ( 1952 )
Expectant parents Joe and Betsy Bennett anxiously await the arrival of their new baby. Then after the baby arrives, they discover the unpleasant side of parenting: sleepless nights, extra bills and no more free time.
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Movie: Hard, Fast and Beautiful! ( 1952 )
Tennis prodigy Florence Farley is torn between romance and her mother's ambitions.
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Movie: This Woman Is Dangerous ( 1952 )
A tough lady gangster learns that she will be totally blind within a week. She seeks help from the one eye surgeon who may be able to save her sight. In the process, he also causes her to have a change of heart.
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Movie: Sailor Beware ( 1952 )
Although allergic to kissing girls, Seaman Melvin Jones, through a fluke TV appearance, gets the undeserved reputation of a great kisser dubbed "Mr. Temptation" and is pursued by amorous young females.
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Movie: Fort Osage ( 1952 )
A greedy Missouri merchant overcharges the westbound settlers for goods and for passage to California while also stealing the Osages' supplies who consequently start attacking all passing wagon trains.
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Movie: The Third Visitor ( 1952 )
Mr. Richard Carling is found dead in his home with a house full of suspects.
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Movie: Follow the Sun ( 1952 )
The inspiring film biography of the courageous champion golfer Ben Hogan.
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Movie: Phone Call from a Stranger ( 1952 )
While waiting on a delayed flight, David Trask, who has left his unfaithful wife, meets three of his fellow passengers. When the aircraft crashes, he is one of few survivors, and sets out to resolve their unfinished business.
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Movie: Quebec ( 1952 )
Story of a revolt against England in 1830s Canada.
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Movie: Love Is Better Than Ever ( 1952 )
The dancing teacher Anastacia "Stacie" Macaboy (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) falls in love with the smart theatre agent Jud Parker (Larry Parks). He likes her, too, but does not want to give up his solo life at all. Thus she plans a trap for him.
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Movie: The Basketball Fix ( 1952 )
A college basketball star collaborates with organized crime and becomes involved in 'point shaving.' A sportswriter tries to get him back on the right track.
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Movie: Decision Before Dawn ( 1952 )
As the US Army approaches Nazi Germany, they recruit German prisoners to spy behind German lines.
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Movie: The Green Glove ( 1952 )
An ex-soldier and his new girlfriend comb France for a valuable relic...which others are willing to kill for.
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Movie: 5 Fingers ( 1952 )
During WWII the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara sells British secrets to the Germans while trying to romance a refugee Polish countess.
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Movie: The Lady with a Lamp ( 1952 )
Based on the Reginald Berkeley stage play, this compelling historical drama offers a depiction of the life story of Florence Nightingale (Anna Neagle), the young 19th-century Englishwoman famously drawn to a career in nursing. Traveling to Turkey during the Crimean War, Florence gains a reputation for being devoted to the care of wounded soldiers and for pioneering higher standards for sanitary hospital conditions.
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Movie: Murder on Monday ( 1952 )
David Preston, a bank official goes missing for twenty-four hours and has no memory of the lost time, but when he learns that the steward of his local club has implicated him in a robbery, and has been found murdered. Preston finds he has no alibi, and the police want him to account for the lost hours.
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Movie: Mutiny ( 1952 )
During the War of 1812, the U.S. tasks Captain James Marshall to sail through the British blockade and bring back a French loan in gold but the secret leaks out and many greedy hands, including the mutinous crew's, are after the gold.
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Movie: Submarine Command ( 1952 )
Submarine commander Ken White reminisces about his wartime years aboard submarine USS Tiger Shark and struggles with feelings of personal guilt.
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Movie: The African Queen ( 1952 )
In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
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Movie: Angels One Five ( 1952 )
The story of an RAF fighter squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain.
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Movie: The Wild North ( 1952 )
In the Canadian mountains, a trapper goes on the run accused of a crime, and is pursued by a rugged and determined lawman of the Royal North-West Mounted Police.
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Movie: Road Agent ( 1952 )
Brand controls the only road to the cattle market and is charging exorbitant rates. When Tim and Chito rob Brand to recover only their overcharge, they accidently end up with all of Brand's money. So they give it to the ranchers who then give it back to Brand so they can move their cattle. But there is trouble when that money is then stolen and Brand's Clerk murdered.
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Movie: The Big Trees ( 1952 )
A Quaker colony tries to save the giant sequoias from a timber baron.
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Movie: Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick ( 1952 )
Shy farmboy loves his next-door neighbor, but she dreams of going to the big city. Then she gets mixed up with big-city gangsters.
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Movie: The Strange Door ( 1952 )
Noble-born cad Denis (Stapley) has been tricked into a forced stay at the eerie manor of the Sire de Maletroit (Laughton), an evil madman who can't get over the death of his beloved, twenty years after she married his brother (Cavanagh) instead and subsequently passed away during childbirth. Maletroit is determined to have his revenge: the brother has been stowed away in the dungeon for two decades, while he's convinced his disreputable house guest will make a suitably hellish husband for his niece. As luck would have it, the young couple manage to fall in love, and with the help of manservant Voltan (Karloff), they try to make their escape, but not before a final confrontation with Maletroit in the dungeon's crushing deathtrap.
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Movie: Singin' in the Rain ( 1952 )
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
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Movie: The Captive City ( 1952 )
A small town newspaperman's investigation into a local bookie operation turns up a web of organized crime.
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Movie: Macao ( 1952 )
Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?
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Movie: Jack and the Beanstalk ( 1952 )
Abbott & Costello's version of the famous fairy tale, about a young boy who trades the family cow for magic beans.
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Movie: Bend of the River ( 1952 )
When a town boss confiscates homesteader's supplies after gold is discovered nearby, a tough cowboy risks his life to try and get it to them.
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Movie: Adventures of Gallant Bess ( 1952 )
Ted Daniels, a ranch hand working for a rodeo, captures a magnificent wild horse that he tames and trains. As Ted is recovering from an accident that happened during a rodeo, the rodeo owner cheats him out of his horse.
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Movie: Kid Monk Baroni ( 1952 )
"Kid" Monk Baroni, the leader of a street gang, becomes a professional boxer to escape his life in Little Italy, New York.
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Movie: The Half-Breed ( 1952 )
There is a fortune in gold on Apache land, and Archer, a dirty politician, intends to have it. Things reach the boiling point, but Young, a slick gambler, comes along and saves the day.
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Movie: Secret People ( 1952 )
This tale of intrigue finds Valentina Cortese involved in an assassination plot. She helps the police apprehend the conspirators after an innocent bystander is accidentally killed.
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Movie: Without Warning! ( 1952 )
Quiet, unobtrusive LA citizen Carl Martin picks up look-alikes for his estranged blonde wife and murders them with garden shears.
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Movie: Forbidden Games ( 1952 )
A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death.
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Movie: Rancho Notorious ( 1952 )
After the murder of his fiancée, a Wyoming ranch hand sets out to find her killer.
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Movie: Red Planet Mars ( 1952 )
An American scientist is able to contact and communicate with Mars with shattering political, economic, and spiritual repercussions.
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Movie: The Outcasts of Poker Flat ( 1952 )
Trapped in a snowbound mountain cabin, an assortment of travelers receives the unwelcome visit of a wanted outlaw.
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Movie: The Man with a Cloak ( 1952 )
In 1848 NYC, a Frenchwoman visits exiled former French Marshal Thevenet to ask for his financial help in behalf of his French grandson but Thevenet's house staff schemes to kill him and take his fortune.
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Movie: Detective Story ( 1952 )
On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.
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Movie: Obsessed ( 1952 )
When a sickly Victorian woman dies suddenly, a postmortem reveals that her body contains a fatal dose of arsenic. Suspicion falls on her husband and her companion, who are lovers. Inspector Martin of Scotland Yard solves the mystery of her death, over a cup of tea.
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Movie: The Sellout ( 1952 )
During the 1950s, a small-town newspaper editor and a state assistant attorney-general fight corrupt local officials from one rotten county.
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Movie: Invitation ( 1952 )
Always believing she had a happy marriage, a young wife's trust in her husband is shaken when she discovers that her father had paid him to marry her.
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Movie: On Moonlight Bay ( 1952 )
During World War I, a teenage girl begins a romance with a college student, but his unconventional attitudes cause friction with her father.
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Movie: Clash by Night ( 1952 )
Mae Doyle comes back to her hometown a cynical woman. Her brother Joe fears that his love, fish cannery worker Peggy, may wind up like Mae. Mae marries Jerry and has a baby; she is happy but restless, drawn to Jerry's friend Earl.
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Movie: Young Wives' Tale ( 1952 )
A post-war housing crisis leaves a shy woman to share a house with two couples. Comic situations arise as the new roomer becomes infatuated with one of the husbands.
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Movie: High Noon ( 1952 )
A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.
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Movie: Jumping Jacks ( 1952 )
Nightclub comic Hap Smith assumes the identity of another soldier so he can tour army bases in a revue with his ex-partner Chuck Allen.
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Movie: Pat and Mike ( 1952 )
Pat is a women's sports sensation unless her fiancé is around. Her new shady manager Mike keeps them apart and develops feelings for her.
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Movie: Kangaroo ( 1952 )
In turn-of-the-century Australia, two criminals ingratiate themselves with a rancher in order to swindle him. However, the two partners become rivals for the affection of the rancher's beautiful daughter.
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Movie: Diplomatic Courier ( 1952 )
Cold War yarn about a US State Department courier who tangles with Soviet agents and seductive women in post WW2 Europe.
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Movie: I Dream of Jeanie ( 1952 )
The life and career of famed American composer Stephen Foster.
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Movie: On Dangerous Ground ( 1952 )
Rough city cop Jim Wilson is disciplined by his captain and is sent upstate, to a snowy mountain town, to help the local sheriff solve a murder case.
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Movie: The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men ( 1952 )
When King Richard the Lionheart leaves England to lead a crusade to the Holy Land, his treacherous brother conspires to bring himself to power.
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Movie: Scaramouche ( 1952 )
In France during the late 18th Century, a man sets out to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a master swordsman.
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Movie: Boots Malone ( 1952 )
Boots Malone is jockey's agent and a bit of a wheeler-dealer who went from living at the Ritz to living in a room at the stables when his star jockey was killed in an accident. After nearly three years, he has yet to find a replacement for him. Along with his cronies at the track, he manages to buy a horse that's a bit of a sleeper. Their hopes of cashing in big take a positive turn when Boots decides to train an eager young man, who turns out to be a runaway from a rich family, as a jockey. When gangsters tell Boots to throw the race in favor of another horse, he faces a major dilemma.
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Movie: California Conquest ( 1952 )
In the 1840s, most Californians want their state to break-away from Mexico and possibly join the USA but Russia, Britain and France aim to grab California for themselves.
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Movie: Zombies of the Stratosphere ( 1952 )
The invaders come to Earth to create an H-bomb to blast Earth out of orbit so that Mars can take its place.
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Movie: The Quiet Man ( 1952 )
A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he finds love.
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Movie: Scarlet Angel ( 1952 )
Pursued by a sea captain, larcenous saloon queen Roxy McClanahan assumes the identity of a Civil War widow with wealthy relatives.
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Movie: The Sound Barrier ( 1952 )
Fictionalized story of British aerospace engineers solving the problem of supersonic flight.
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Movie: I Believe in You ( 1952 )
A drama about parole officers to follow the successful Ealing police story of The Blue Lamp (1950). Various sub-plots follow the parole officers and their charges.
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Movie: Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair ( 1952 )
Ma and Pa are trying to raise enough money at the county fair to send their daughter Rosie to college. Ma competes in baking and Pa enters a trotter in a horse race, while Rosie takes up with handsome young Marvin Johnson.
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Movie: Dreamboat ( 1952 )
Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is plagued when his old movies are shown on TV and sets out with his daughter to stop it. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing his films and she has other plans.
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Movie: Affair in Trinidad ( 1952 )
Nightclub singer and her brother-in-law try to find her husband's killer.
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Movie: Carbine Williams ( 1952 )
David Marshall Williams is sent to a prison farm where he works in the tool shop and eventually develops the precursor of the famous M-1 Carbine automatic rifle used in World War II.
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Movie: Island of Desire ( 1952 )
In 1943, an Allied hospital-ship is sunk by the Japanese in the South-Pacific where a nurse and a Marine become marooned on an island abandoned by natives.
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Movie: The Sniper ( 1952 )
A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant.
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Movie: Skirts Ahoy! ( 1952 )
Three young ladies sign up for some kind of training at a naval base. However, their greatest trouble isn't long marches or several weeks in a small boat, but their love life.
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Movie: Deadline - U.S.A. ( 1952 )
With his newspaper about to be sold, crusading editor Ed Hutcheson tries to complete an exposé on gangster Rienzi.
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Movie: Ivanhoe ( 1952 )
A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard and put him back on the throne.
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Movie: The Promoter ( 1952 )
A charming and ambitious young man finds many ways to raise himself through the ranks in business and social standing, some honest, some not quite so. If he can just manage to avoid a certain very predatory woman.
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Movie: Les Miserables ( 1952 )
A parole violator in early 19th Century France is relentlessly pursued and persecuted by an obsessive policeman.
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Movie: The Narrow Margin ( 1952 )
A woman planning to testify against the mob must be protected against their assassins on the train trip from Chicago to Los Angeles.
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Movie: Lost in Alaska ( 1952 )
Two volunteer firemen rescue a gold prospector from suicide. However, once they discover that the police mistakenly want them for murder, they travel with the prospector to Alaska to help chase his girl. Once they arrive, the men discover that most of the town wants the prospector dead. It's up to Abbot and Costello to keep him alive, or else San Francisco is ready to hang them for the murder.
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Movie: Don't Bother to Knock ( 1952 )
After being dumped by his girlfriend, an airline pilot pursues a babysitter in his hotel and gradually realizes she's dangerous.
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Movie: Viva Zapata! ( 1952 )
The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century.
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Movie: Derby Day ( 1952 )
Entertaining ensemble piece dealing with several characters who are on the way to the races on Derby day. It cleverly blends dramatic, romantic and comic elements, including the woman and lover who have murdered her husband, and the working class couple who are excited about their chance to go to the races, but end up listening to it on the radio in the car-park because they've got such a bad view.
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Movie: Red Ball Express ( 1952 )
Story of the military truck drivers who kept the Allied armies supplied in Europe during World War II.
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Movie: Beware, My Lovely ( 1952 )
A psychopath takes a job as a handyman at the house of a lonely widow.
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Movie: It Grows on Trees ( 1952 )
What happens when an American family gets two trees that grow spendable money.
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Movie: Assignment: Paris ( 1952 )
Cold war intrigue in France and Hungary.
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Movie: The Duel at Silver Creek ( 1952 )
Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers.
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Movie: Monkey Business ( 1952 )
A chemist finds his personal and professional life turned upside down when one of his chimpanzees finds the fountain of youth.
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Movie: Thief of Damascus ( 1952 )
A young man gathers a group of friends and adventurers to help battle an evil sultan.
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