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The History of Cinema: 1952

 

 

 

 

 

   

Japan - Vietnam

     
   

Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi (Japan, 1952)

     
     
   

Japan

   

 

  3/4 -

Kenji Mizoguchi’s Saikaku ichidai onna (The Life of O-Haru), the tale of the daughter of a samurai’s descent into poverty and prostitution is released.   Kinuyo Tanaka stars as the luckless girl, and Toshiro Mifune is the man from a lower class with whom she falls in love. [ADD]

   

 

  24/4 -

Akira Kurosawa's Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi (The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail) is released seven years after its completion.   American censors had previously forbidden its release due to its feudal ideology. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Macedonia

     
    Frosina (1952)
   

 

  28/6 -

Vojislav Nanovic’s Frosina, the first Macedonian feature film, is released.   The film premieres at the Kultura cinema in Skopje. [ADD]

   

 

  30/6 -

Makedonija Film (Macedonia Film) film distribution company is established. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Mexico

     
    The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1952)
   

 

  14/7 -

Luis Buñuel begins filming an adaptation of Daniel Defoe’s Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, starring Dan O'Herlihy.   Bunuel’s first colour film, it is produced by Oscar Dancigers. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Moldova

   

 

   

– The Soviets establish the Documentary Film Studio in Chisinau (later renamed the Moldova-Film Studio.   Two documentaries are released: Kodry, and Moldovan Cannery. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

   

Myanmar

   

 

   

– Burma holds its first Academy Awards ceremony, modelled on the Hollywood version.  [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Romania

   

 

  Jul -

Direcţia Difuzării Filmelor (D.D.F.) (The Film Screening Directorate) is founded. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Serbia

   

 

 

– With the termination of the centralised administration of the film industry, Zvezda Film and Avala Film merge. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Singapore

   

 

   

Rimau Film Productions is established at Tempines Road by Ho Ah Loke.   The company’s name is changed to Keris Film Productions after one film. [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Thailand

   

 

 

– The Hanuman Papayon (Hanuman Film Company) is established by Rat Pestanyee[ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Uruguay

   

 

   

– The average Uruguayan visits the cinema 9.2 times per year – the highest attendance in Latin America. [ADD]

   

 

   

– The Uruguayan Film Library is established. [ADD]

     
     
     
     
   

Other Key Films of 1952

   

Moldova

   

 

   

Kodry [ADD]

   

 

   

Moldovan Cannery [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

New Zealand

     
    Broken Barrier (1952)
   

 

   

Broken Barrier (John O’Shea) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Philippines

   

 

   

Sawa sa Lumang Simboryo (Python at the Old Dome) (Gerardo de Leon) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Poland

     
    Mlodosc Chopina (1952)
   

 

   

Mlodosc Chopina (Aleksander Ford) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Puerto Rico

   

 

   

Una Voz en la Montana (Amilcar Tirado) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Turkey

     
    Kanun namina (1952)
   

 

   

Kanun namina (Lutif Akad) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Uruguay

   

 

   

El Desembarco los 33 orientales (Miguel Angel Melino) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Venezuela

   

 

   

Reverón (Margot Benacerraf) [ADD]

   

 

   

 

     
   

Vietnam

   

 

   

Chiến thng Tây Bc' (North West Victory) [ADD]

   

 

     
     
   

The History of Cinema: 1952

    Albania - Italy
     
    France
     
    Gt. Britain
     
    USA January - June
     
    USA July - December
     
     
     
     
     

 

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