1952 in film

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The year 1952 in film involved some significant events.

Events[edit]

Top grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

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

Awards[edit]

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:

Drama:
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
Other
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[edit]

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