Best movie trivia of 1952

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Singin' in the Rain picture

Trivia: Donald O'Connor filmed the 'Make 'em Laugh' number in one day, over several takes. By the end of that one sequence, he was so bruised and battered from the repeated unpadded pratfalls, he could barely move. He was unable to work for several days after.

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Radar Men From The Moon picture

Trivia: Clayton Moore, who later went on to fame as the masked heroic vigilante "The Lone Ranger," was unmasked in this film. This is one of the few films in which Moore's face is fully visible.

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Son of Paleface picture

Trivia: Son of Paleface was one of the few sequels to a film to be more popular than its predecessor.

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High Noon picture

Trivia: Released during the height of Communist hysteria, the film is a thinly disguised indictment of McCarthyism. The cowardice of the townspeople represents the blacklisting that ruined careers and lives, particularly in Hollywood, all the while supposedly good people were afraid to do the right thing and stand up for those singled out for persecution.

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The Quiet Man picture

Trivia: Many of the actors in this film were related. Barry Fitzgerald and Arthur Shield were brothers. Charles and James Fitzsimons were Maureen O'Hara's real-life brothers (Fitzsimons was her real surname), and Francis Ford was director John Ford's brother.

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Beep, Beep picture

Trivia: The soup crate that the coyote uses for the "free drink of water" trap has "Harris Soup" on the side - a reference to the Warner Brothers animator Ken Harris.

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Horizons West picture

Trivia: Even though John McIntire plays Robert Ryan's father in the movie, he was only two years older than Ryan.

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Ain't She Tweet picture

Trivia: When Sylvester picks up a brick and says "Laugh this off!", there is a building beside him which says "I. Wyner Co." - a reference to the Warner Brothers background artist Irv Wyner.

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Springfield Rifle picture

Trivia: When Sergeant Snow thrusts his sword into a horse rustler, he yells a Wilhelm scream.

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Lambert the Sheepish Lion picture

Trivia: When Lambert head-butts the wolf off a cliff towards the end of the cartoon, the wolf yells a Goofy Holler.

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Smitten Kitten picture

Trivia: The only Tom and Jerry cartoon to be animated by one animator.

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Push-Button Kitty picture

Trivia: This was the last appearance of Mammy Two-Shoes in a Tom and Jerry cartoon.

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The Bad and the Beautiful picture

Trivia: The film won five Academy Awards, and holds the record for the most wins without being nominated for Best Picture.

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Magical Maestro picture

Trivia: During the show, there is a hair that gets caught in the projector that is removed by Poochini before continuing his performance. The joke was so realistic that many projectionists attempted to remove the hair themselves, not realising that it was part of the cartoon.

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Operation: Rabbit picture

Trivia: This was the first cartoon in which Wile E. Coyote had a speaking role.

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