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Oscars 1952: Winners and Nominees of the 24th Academy Awards

Public list by WPS with 56 movies or TV shows/series

These movies have won or been nominated for the Oscars 1952 on 03/20/1952.

The 24th Academy Awards honored the best in film in 1951, as recognized by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Best Picture was awarded to An American in Paris, which, like A Place in the Sun, received six Academy Awards. A Streetcar Named Desire won four Oscars, including three of the acting awards. The film's only unsuccessful acting nomination was that of Marlon Brando, whose performance as Stanley Kowalski was later considered one of the most influential of modern film acting. Humphrey Bogart was the last man born in the 19th century to win a leading role Oscar. An American in Paris became the second color film to win Best Picture, after 1939's Gone with the Wind. It was also the first film since Grand Hotel to win Best Picture without any acting nominations. ()

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Alice in Wonderland(1951)

3.6/5 (with 2,096 votes)

On a golden afternoon, young Alice follows a White Rabbit, who disappears down a nearby rabbit hole. Quickly following him, she tumbles into the burrow - and enters the merry, topsy-turvy world of Wonderland! Memorable songs and whimsical escapades highlight Alice's journey, which culminates in a madcap encounter with the Queen of Hearts - and her army of playing cards!

Rashomon(1950)

NR
| 1h 28min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.1/5 (with 595 votes)

Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, "Rashomon" is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife.

Quo Vadis(1951)

NR
| 2h 51min | Drama, History, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 102 votes)

Set against the back drop of Rome in crisis, General Marcus Vinicius returns to the city from the battle fields and falls in love with a Christian woman, Lygia. Caught in the grip of insanity, Nero's atrocities become more extreme and he burns Rome, laying the blame on the Christians. Vinicius races to save Lygia from the wrath of Nero as the empire of Rome collapses around them.

Strangers on a Train(1951)

1h 41min | Crime, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 473 votes)

A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder—a theory that he plans to implement.

A Streetcar Named Desire(1951)

PG
| 2h 5min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 385 votes)

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

The African Queen(1952)

3.7/5 (with 259 votes)

At the start of the First World War, in the middle of Africa’s nowhere, a gin soaked riverboat captain is persuaded by a strong-willed missionary to go down river and face-off a German warship.

Ace in the Hole(1951)

1h 51min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 168 votes)

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to revitalize his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control media circus.

An American in Paris(1951)

3.6/5 (with 168 votes)

Jerry Mulligan is an exuberant American expatriate in Paris trying to make a reputation as a painter. His friend Adam is a struggling concert pianist who's a long time associate of a famous French singer, Henri Baurel. A lonely society woman, Milo Roberts, takes Jerry under her wing and supports him, but is interested in more than his art.

A Place in the Sun(1951)

NR
| 2h 2min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 102 votes)

An ambitious young man wins an heiress's heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend's pregnancy.

When Worlds Collide(1951)

1h 23min | Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 43 votes)

When a group of astronomers calculate a star is on a course to slam into Earth, a few days before, it's accompanying planet will first pass close enough to the Earth to cause havoc on land and sea. They set about building a rocket so a few selected individuals can escape to the planet.

Show Boat(1951)

3.1/5 (with 20 votes)

A dashing Mississippi river gambler wins the affections of the daughter of the owner of the Show Boat.

David and Bathsheba(1951)

PG
| 2h 3min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 15 votes)

King David enters into an adulterous affair with the beautiful Bathsheba, which has tragic consequences for his family and Israel.

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Lambert the Sheepish Lion(1952)

NR
| 8min | Animation
3.6/5 (with 24 votes)

The stork mistakenly delivers Lambert, a baby lion, to a flock of sheep. The mother won't let the stork take him back, so Lambert is raised as a sheep, but he just doesn't fit in. He grows up cowardly, until the day his mother is chased by a wolf.

Directed by Jack Hannah

Detective Story(1951)

1h 43min | Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 33 votes)

Tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad. An embittered cop, Det. Jim McLeod, leads a precinct of characters in their grim daily battle with the city's lowlife. The characters who pass through the precinct over the course of the day include a young petty embezzler, a pair of burglars, and a naive shoplifter.

The Two Mouseketeers(1952)

NR
| 8min | Animation
3.3/5 (with 18 votes)

This Tom and Jerry cartoon is set in 18th century France. Tom, who is a soldier in a castle, is assigned to guard the food laid out on a banquet table. Jerry and a smaller mouse companion, two wandering "mouseketeers," make the situation miserable for Tom as they abscond with (and occasionally eat) all the food they can.

Royal Wedding(1951)

3.3/5 (with 22 votes)

Tom and Ellen are asked to perform as a dance team in England at the time of Princess Elizabeth's wedding. As brother and sister, each develops a British love interest, Ellen with Lord John Brindale and Tom with dancer Anne Ashmond.

The Great Caruso(1951)

1h 49min | Drama, Music
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

Loosely traces the life of tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). He loves Musetta, in his home town of Naples, and then Dorothy, the daughter of one of the Metropolitan Opera's patrons. Caruso is unacceptable to both women's fathers: to one, because he sings; to Dorothy's, because he is a peasant. To New York patricians, Caruso is short, barrel chested, loud, emotional, unrefined. Their appreciation comes slowly. The film depicts Caruso's lament that "the man does not have the voice, the voice has the man": he cannot be places he wants to be, because he must be elsewhere singing, including the day his mother dies. Throughout, Mario Lanza and stars from the Met sing.

Teresa(1951)

1h 42min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

An Italian war bride has problems dealing with her husband's possessive mother.

La Ronde(1950)

1h 35min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 29 votes)

An all-knowing interlocutor guides us through a series of affairs in Vienna, 1900. A soldier meets an eager young lady of the evening. Later he has an affair with a young lady, who becomes a maid and does similarly with the young man of the house. The young man seduces a married woman. On and on, spinning on the gay carousel of life.

Decision Before Dawn(1951)

1h 59min | War, Action, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 13 votes)

WWII is entering its last phase: Germany is in ruins, but does not yield. The US army lacks crucial knowledge about the German units operating on the opposite side of the Rhine, and decides to send two German prisoners to gather information. The scheme is risky: the Gestapo retains a terribly efficient network to identify and capture spies and deserters. Moreover, it is not clear that "Tiger", who does not mind any dirty work as long as the price is right, and war-weary "Happy", who might be easily betrayed by his feelings, are dependable agents. After Tiger and another American agent are successfully infiltrated, Happy is parachuted in Bavaria. His duty: find out the whereabouts of a powerful German armored unit moving towards the western front.

Two Tickets to Broadway(1951)

1h 46min | Music, Romance / Love
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

A young woman (Janet Leigh) leaves her small hometown in Vermont and travels to New York City with hopes of becoming a Broadway star.

Fourteen Hours(1951)

1h 32min | Drama, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 9 votes)

A young man, morally destroyed by his parents not loving him and by the fear of being not capable to make his girlfriend happy, rises on the ledge of a building with the intention of committing suicide. A policeman makes every effort to argue him out of it.

Rooty Toot Toot(1951)

3.3/5 (with 10 votes)

The story of Frankie and Johnny: Frankie walks into a bar, where she catches her boyfriend Johnny with the sensuous Nelly Bly and kills him in a fit of jealousy.

Directed by John Hubley

The Blue Veil(1951)

1h 53min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 3 votes)

Louise Mason is a young widow who fills her empty life with the task of becoming a children's nurse. As the years pass, and the widow tries to find her own place in life, her young charges, the children of various employers, grow and soon find themselves ready to face the world. When it seems that she will be alone, the nurse finds that her 'children' have ideas of their own in regards to helping their beloved mentor.

Go for Broke!(1951)

1h 32min | Action, Drama, War, History
2.9/5 (with 7 votes)

A tribute to the U.S. 442nd Regimental Combat Team, formed in 1943 by Presidential permission with Japanese-American volunteers. We follow the training of a platoon under the rueful command of Lt. Mike Grayson who shares common prejudices of the time. The 442nd serve in Italy, then France, distinguishing themselves in skirmishes and battles; gradually and naturally, Grayson's prejudices evaporate with dawning realization that his men are better soldiers than he is.

I Was a Communist for the FBI(1951)

1h 23min | Crime
2.6/5 (with 3 votes)

A fact-based story about a man who posed as an American Communist for years as part of a secret plan to infiltrate their organization.

The House on Telegraph Hill(1951)

1h 33min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 13 votes)

Concentration camp survivor Victoria Kowelska finds herself involved in mystery, greed, and murder when she assumes the identity of a dead friend in order to gain passage to America.

The Tales of Hoffmann(1951)

NR
| 2h 7min | Fantasy, Music, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 18 votes)

In this film adaptation of the Offenbach opera, a young poet named Hoffman broods over his failed romances. First, his affair with the beautiful Olympia is shattered when he realizes that she is really a mechanical woman designed by a scientist. Next, he believes that a striking prostitute loves him, only to find out she was hired to fake her affections by the dastardly Dapertutto. Lastly, a magic spell claims the life of his final lover.

Seven Days to Noon(1950)

1h 34min | Drama, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

An English scientist runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British Prime Minister he threatens to blow up the center of London if the Government don't announce the end of any research in this field within a week. Special agents from Scotland Yard try to stop him, with help from the scientist's assistant future son-in-law to find and stop the mad man.

Kind Lady(1951)

1h 18min | Crime, Thriller, Drama
3.6/5 (with 4 votes)

Mary Herries has a passion for art and fine furniture. Even though she is getting on in years, she enjoys being around these priceless articles. One day she meets a strange young painter named Elcott, who uses his painting skill to enter into her life. Little does she expect that his only interest in Mary is to covet everything she has.

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