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David Niven was out to try to woo Joan Caufield, a woman who has just authored a book rejecting romance, in The Lady Says No.

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Dan Duryea resorted to desperate tactics to get the little sum he needed in Chicago Calling

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A Tale of Five Women was a European portmanteau film set in five different cities. The best known cast member was Gina Lollobrigida.

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Glenn Ford found himself caught up in a web of Nazis and duplicitous women while trying to obtain the missing Green Glove.

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Obsessed was a murder mystery set in the Victorian era that starred Geraldine Fitzgerald.

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Clayton Moore next played Buffalo Bill in a B western.

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Evelyn Keyes was mistaken to have been kidnapped in One Big Affair, a romantic comedy

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Royal Journey concerned Queen Elizabeth II's trip to Canada with Prince Phillip  that occurred in 1951, shortly before she became Queen. It was a documentary.

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Mutiny was a saga of the War of 1812 (rarely filmed this particular war!) with Mark Stevens and Angela Lansbury

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John Forsythe starred in The Captive City a noir directed by Robert Wise

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Strange World was a Brazilian adventure film. Posters exist still, but are kind of a bit lurid for a site like this.

Without Warning was about the hunt for a serial killer.

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Red Planet Mars next tried to invade and it was up to Peter Graves to stop it

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Richard Conte was in the noir The Fighter, based on a jack London tale about boxing.

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Confidence Girl was a B crime film

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Actors and Sin was a two part tale. The first part was a murder mystery with Edward G Robinson, with Marsha hunt as the victim, the second part was a comedy with Eddie Albert

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High Noon won Gary Cooper his second oscar, made audiences aware of Grace Kelly, and is rightly regarded as one of the best Westerns ever made. Katy Jurado also stood out in the supporting cast.

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Linda Darnell and Tab Hunter were up for risque business in Island of Desire.

 

Park Row was a Noir from Sam Fuller, regarded as a master of the genre.

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Untamed Women was a sci-fi quickie

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The Ring was a boxing film with a difference. It was a saga of exposing racial bigotry. Rita Moreno was the girlfriend of the fighter.

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the Thief with Ray Milland was unusual for 1952. It was, despite sound effects, devoid of words. It was thus, in that regard, a silent movie.

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Limelight was Charlie Chaplin's last in America and last at UA, the company he helped to found. At least he went out on a high note, with a gloriously bittersweet film that was achingly lovely. Claire Bloom made her first big impact here, and Bustor Keaton had a chance to appear in a scene with Chaplin.

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Kansas City Confidential with John Payne might have been a B noir at the time, but it is regarded today as a great example of the genre.

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bwana Devil introduced 3D to the movies. You can take that as an advancement or as a debit to films based on your point of view.

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Claudette Colbert and Jack Hawkins vs. Communist rebels in The Planter's Wife

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Babes in Baghdad was a spoof of middle eastern adventure films with Paulette Goddard and Gypsy Rose Lee mingling among the harem.

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Monsoon was a saga of forbidden love

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And 1952 closed with another Best Picture nominee in the form of Moulin Rouge, the story of Talouse-Lautrec, brilliantly played by Jose Ferrer,. The John Huston film was colorful and fascinating, well handled in the extreme.

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14 minutes ago, CinemaInternational said:

Red Planet Mars next tried to invade and it was up to Peter Graves to stop it

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This movie is ridiculously insane. I recommend it to fans of bizarre and laughable cinema. It has Nazis, Commies, and even maybe messages from God!

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THE PLANTER'S WIFE is also known as OUTPOST IN MALAYA. Claudette Colbert gets to stretch herself as an actress in this well-crafted film, because Ken Annakin lets her perform some action scenes. She's plays off Jack Hawkins very well.

THE CAPTIVE CITY is one of Robert Wise's best, least known films. John Forsythe is excellent as always.

The Evelyn Keyes picture is fun. She really could do it all.

I like THE GREEN GLOVE. It has a nail biting sequence near the end. Plus the film reunites George Macready and Glenn Ford, a few years after GILDA.

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I've seen several of these films but the two stand outs are:  High Noon ( one of my all time favorite westerns) and Kansas City Confidential with a great performance by John Payne.

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10 hours ago, don96 said:

I've seen several of these films but the two stand outs are:  High Noon ( one of my all time favorite westerns) and Kansas City Confidential with a great performance by John Payne.

I think those are the two most talked-about titles from this batch, but it is important to discuss the other ones too.

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On 7/29/2019 at 6:23 PM, LawrenceA said:

This movie is ridiculously insane. I recommend it to fans of bizarre and laughable cinema. It has Nazis, Commies, and even maybe messages from God!

One of the supporting players in Red Planet Mars is Herbert Berghof, who fled the Nazis. He came to New York and founded one of America's major acting studios, the HB Studio, still operating in Greenwich Village. Many great actors studied with Berghof and his wife, Uta Hagen.

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