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Boxoffice-December.20.1952

REVIEW DIGEST f> Very

REVIEW DIGEST f> Very Good; Good; - Foir; - Poor; = Very Poor. In the summary rr is roted 2 pluses. i I So CD

. Rep WB "isi pH Very Good; + Good; - Foir; - Poor; - Very Poor. In the summary v n rated 2 pluset, o» 2 minuaev KuYICTt l/IVlCjl «i iVtih (172) Drami R Die (90) Br»m« RKO Tid*. Tlie (92) Oramj Ul Th« (80) Orimj Ul 'Round My ShouMcr (78) Mul. Col Notorious (89) Oram* RKD i-Moa (87) DraiKJ RKO Ball Exprns (83) Drun U-l From Wywnlno. Tht (..) Drama. U-l Mountaia (84) Wntwn Para Planet «.V5 (87) Drama UA SUat o( Montana (96) Drama. .20th-Fox Snow (7S) Drama Col t. Hill! (95) Drama WB of tlw Twaii (87) Wntim. .20tli-rox Ul the Man Down (90) Drama Rt» |ng. Thj (79) Drama UA . Tin el w MtM U17-51 HHHHHH+13+ .UA UA ia-20Sl + 10 20-51 - 10-18-52 -I- 8 16-52 ff 2-U-S2 -t- 3-15-52 -»- 5- J-52 + U-17-51 d: 5-24-52 - 1-26-52 H 6-21-52 it 2-16-52 -f- 2-16 52 + 11- 1-52 H 8-30-52 :t 9-22-51 + 2-23-52 + U-22-S2 + 3- 8-52 + 1-12-52 H 8-30-52 + 3-29-52 + S-28-52 ± 2- 2-52 + 12- 1-51 -f- 6-28-52 H 4-12-52 - 9-20-52 -I- 2- 2-52 + 5-24-52 H 5-31-52 + 8- 9-52 - 9- 6-52 - 12-15-51 ± 12-15-51 d: 6- 7-52 H 10- 6-51 + 3-22-52 H 4-12-52 ± 11- 8-52 * 6-28-52 i: 2- 2-52 -t- 4-12-52 tt 11-15-52 + 10- 4-52 H 11- 3-51 + U-22-52 tt 2-16-52 + 3- 8-52 * 10-25-52 + 6- 6-52 ± lO-U-52 ++ 12-13-52 H 1- 5-52 -f- 7-26-52 H 3-22-52 ff U- 3-51 ± 10- 4-52 -f 4-26-52 ±L 8-30-52 ff U-24-51 — 6-16-51 ff ± + + -I- H H ± + ± + ± + ± +f tt ± ± i: ± + + -I- ± -I- ± ± ff ±^ H ++ + + + + + H -f -I- ± + + ± ± ff -f- + + -t- ± + -I- +^ ± * + ± H ± + +f H •f i: H 2-23-52 + 4-21-51 ff tt H + ^ + tt 9- 1-51 + 8- 2-52 + tt ± ± + + ± ± + + + + ± + H \^ + + = - tt H « * ± ± + H H + + + ± H ± tt H « + + * + H tt H -(- + -(- f ± -I- 7-l->- 6+3- *+2- »+4- 8+ 6+ 8-fl- + 9-l-V- * 4+7- + 12+ ± 7+6- + 1»4 1- + 7+ »+3- + 7+4- 41 12+ 5+2- 8-f2- £. 5-f2- + m 6+ ^2- ± - * 4-f6- H H 7+ +t tt + + + ++ * + + u+ ± U+2- + 6+J- 6+ + 7+3- + 1D+ i: 6+6- + 2+1- - * 3+5- - ± 1+4- + + + + 7+2- + ± + 6+4- H ft +f ff + + + :t + + + + + + + ± + + ff + ± ft tt tt tt + + ± tt ff + + H tt + &+2- 6+2- + 13+ + 5+2- 5+5- ± 3+3- 5+1- + »+lft 13+ + 9+1- * 7+2- S: 7+2- 6+3- + H 13+ + ± »+l- ± ± 6+4— ft + 9+2- * 2+2- 6+1- 11+ :t 5+3- + + 7+3- 7+2- 3+4- 7+ * 8+4- ± 1+2- + 6+2- tt + 13+ tf + 13+ It ± 7+7- ^3- =t - 5+7- + 7+ - 3+5- + 12+ ± 2+3- + 7+3- tt 11+1- ± 2+2- ± + i: 5+3- tt tt + H 13+ i > i '- 1 i !" I jTT~T~ 5 ? S I 1 I ililliliiilinft 5 Taitt of RoWn Hasd (59) Drama LP * * 2f2- U49Tjlk About a Strangtr (65) Drama MCM 3- 1-J2 i ± - * - =: *t6- 1318 Tanks Art Coming. Tht (9Q) Ortau. 11-10^51 -» . * + * + + -= 7+>- 1358Targtt (61) W«i»n RKO 5-29 52+ + + - S: 4+2- Ta/grt— Hong Kong (. ) Drama Col ± ^ *: VfJ- :*- 5«-»- U58Tar«ans Sa.»gt Fury (81) Drama RKO 3-29-52 +*- + + 1329Itmbo (80) OKumentary RKO 12-22 n + * * * + + ' 13U Ttn Tall Men (95) Drama Col 12- 3 51 + * -f H H -I Texai City (54) Wttlam AA Ttiai Lawmen (54) Wrsttm AA T- 1357 ThitI of OamiKos (78) Drama Col 3-29-52+ X -r r - -^ -4- ' i 1427 Thiff of Venice (91) Drama 20th.Foi 11-22-52 + ^ + ± ± + X 7+*- 1411 Thitf. Tht (87) Drama UA 9-27-52 + + + + tt H »+ 1339 This Woman Is Dangtrous (97) Drama WB 1- 2-52 H * H + H ± 9+2- 1380 3 for Btdroom C (74) Commly WB 5-3152* - - ± - ± ± *+7- 14J0 Thundtrbirdi (98) Drama Rtp 11-29-52 + ± ± H ± 6fS- 1397 Thundering Cartrans (54) Wtstim Rtp 8-9-52+ * * + 4+2- 1422 Thunder in the East (98) Drama Para 11- 1-52 ± ± it - ± 4+S- Timbtr Wolf (63) Drama AA 1311 Tom Brown's School Days (93) Drama UA 10-27-51+ tt + + tt + + *+ UUToo Young to Kiss (91) Comedy MGM 10-27-51+ + * + tt « + »+l- 1436 Torpedo Alley (80) Drama AA 12-20-52 + A ± ''7 Toughest Man in Ariiona (90) Westtrn.Rtp i + - 1340 Trail Guide (60) Wtstern RKO 2-2-52+ * * + + S.2 1344 Treasure of Lost Canyon. Tht (82) Drama. U-l 2 16-52 H + ± + -f -f * 8f2- 1430Tromba. Tht Tiger Man (63) Drama LP 11-29-52 * — * — 2+4- 1415Tropical Heal Watt (74) Comedy . 10-11-52 * ± ± A - ± 5*6- 1436 Tropic Zone (94) Drama Para 12-20-52 + ^ i: ± + 5+5- 1410 Turning Point. Tht (85) Drama Para 9-20-52 ft + * + ft tt +10fl- 1304 Two- Dollar Bettor (72) Drama Realart 9-29-51+ ± ± + + + dt 7+3- 1309 Two Tickets to Broadway (106) Musical. RKO 10-20-51 + + + tt H + * 9+1- V 1413 Under the Red Sea (67) Doctumentary RKO 1(»- 4-52 + ± ± A — + + 1310 Unknown Man, The (88) Drama MGM 10-20-51+ * — ** + + 1393 Untamed Frontier (75) Western U-l 7-26-52+ + ± + + ± 6+2- 1404 UnUmed Women (70) Fantasy UA 8-30-52:* — ± + 3+S- V 1318 Valley of Fire (63) Western Co) 11-10-51 + + + * * 5+2- 1355 Valley of the Eagles (83) Drama LP 3-22-52 ft + + tt + + »+ 1342 Vi.a Zapata! (110) Drama 20th-Fox 2- 9-52 H tt + tt tt tt + 12+ 1423 Voodoo Tiger (67) Fantasy Col 11- 8-52 ± — ± + — ± 4+5- w 1419 WAC From Walla Walla (83) Comedy... Rtp 10-25-52 + ± ± dc — + 5+4— 1350 Waco (68) Western AA 3- 1-52 + + S: + ±5+2— 1385 Wagons West (70) Western AA 6-21-52+ + ± + * 5+2- 1406 Wagon Team (61) Western Col 9-13-52+ ± ±. :t — 4+4- 1379 Wait 'Til the Sun Stilnct. Nellie (108) Drama 20th.Fox 5-31-52 ff i: + ft H + +10+1- 1370 Walk East on Beacon (98) Drama Col 5- 3-52 ft + * + — + + 7+2- 1369 Wall of Death (82) Drama Realart 5-3-52* ± 2+2- 1265 Warpath (95) Drama .» Para 6-2-51+ + :t + ft + i 8+2- 1387 Washington Story, The (82) Drama MGM 6-28-52+ + + + + tf + 8+ 1414 Way of a Gaucho (117) Drama 20th-Fox 10- 4-52 ft i: + + + + + 8+1- 1324 Week End With Father (83) Comedy. ... U-l 12- 1-51+ + + + + + + 7+ 1295 Well, The (88) Drama UA 9-8-51ffftHtttftt+13+ 1387 We're Not Married (85) Comedy 20th-Fax 6-28-52+ + + + + tt + 8+ 1321 Westward the Women (116) Drama MGM U-24-51 + ± + + ff tt + 9+1- 1396 What Price Glory (111) Com-Dr. . . .20th-Fox 8- 2-52 tf + + + tt i tt 10+1- 1351WI)en in Rome (78) Drama MGM 3- 8-52 ± ± i + ± * 6+5- 1294 When Worlds Collide (81) Drama Para 9- 1-51 tf * + ft tt + 9+1- 1389 Where's Charley? (97) Comedy WB 7- 2-52 ff ± ft tt tt ff U+1- 1316Whip Hand, Tht (81) Drama RKO 11- 3-51 + ± + — ± S: 5+4- 1357 Whispering Smith ts. Scotland Yard (77) Drama RKO 3-29-52* — ± ± - - 3+6- 1380 Wild Heart, Tht (81) Drama RKO 5-31-52 i: — S: i: a: + 5+5- 1369Wild Horse Ambush (54) Western Rep 5- 3-52 ± — + x ± 3+5- 1325 Wild Blue Yonder. The (98) Drama Rep 12- 8-51 + ±. + + ± ± ± 7+4- 1335 Wild North. The (97) Drama MGM 1-19-52+ + + ft + + S: 8+1- 1378 Wild Stallion (70) Western AA 5-24-52+ ± ± ± -^ 5+4— 1413 Willie and Jot in Back at the Front (87) Comedy U-l 10- 4-52 + + + + + ** 7+2- Wings of Danger (72) Drama LP — — ± 1+3— Winning of the West (57) Western Col 1375 Winning Team, Tht (98) Drama WB 5-24-52+ + * + + + + 7+1— 1348 With a Song in My Heart (117) Musical 20th-Fox 2-23-52 ff ff ff ff ff ff +13+ 1361 Without Warning (75) Drama UA 4- 5-52+ * ± + + ± — 6+4— 1338 Woman in the Dark (60) Drama Rec 1-26-52— — — — ± 1+5- 1396 Woman of the North Country (90) Drama. Rep 8- 2-52 ff ^ + ^ tt :^ ± 9+4— 1347 Woman in Question, The (88) Drama Col 2-23-52+ + + :t + + 6+1— 1385 World in His Arms, Tht (104) Drama U-l 6-21-52 ff + + + tf + tt 1(M- Wyoming Roundup (53) Western AA ± 1+1— Y 1412 Yankee Buccaneer (86) Adr-Drama U-l 9-27-52+ i^ A + + ±l 6+9- 1361 Yank in Indo-China. A (67) Drama Col 4- 5-52 ± — ^ — ± — 3+6— 1939 You for He (70) Comedy MGM 7-26-53 + + + + ff :t ± 8+2— 1349 Young Man With Ideas (84) Comedy MGM 3- 1-52 + + ± tt + + 7+1— Yukon Gold (62) Drama AA ± 1+1— tOFFICE BooldnGuido Dec. 27. 1952

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