Sight and Sound Poll 1952: Critics

THE TEN BEST FILMS
1. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio de Sica, 1949)................25
2. City Lights (Charles Chaplin, 1930).....................19
The Gold Rush (Charles Chaplin, 1925)...................19
4. Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)......................16
5. Louisiana Story (Robert Flaherty, 1947).................12
Intolerance (D.W. Griffith, 1916).......................12
7. Greed (Erich von Stroheim, 1924)........................11
Le Jour se Leve (Marcel Carne, 1939)....................11
Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928).....11
10. Brief Encounter (David Lean, 1945)......................10
Le Million (Rene Clair, 1930)...........................10
La Regle du Jeu (Jean Renoir, 1939).....................10
MAIN RUNNERS-UP
1. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)........................9
La Grande Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1932)...................9
Grapes of Wrath (John Ford, 1940)........................9
2. Childhood of Maxim Gorki (Donskoi, 1938).................8
Monsieur Verdoux (Charles Chaplin, 1947).................8
Que Viva Mexico (Sergei Eisenstein, 1931)................8
3. Earth (Dovzhenko, 1929)..................................7
Zero de Conduite (Jean Vigo, 1932).......................7
4. Broken Blossoms (D.W. Griffith, 1919)....................6
Dames du Bois du Boulogne (Robert Bresson, 1945).........6
Hallelujah! (King Vidor, 1929)...........................6
5. L'Age d'Or (Luis Bunuel, 1930)...........................5
A Nous la Liberte (Rene Clair, 1931).....................5
Birth of a Nation (D.W. Griffith, 1914)..................5
Dreigroschenoper (G.W. Pabst, 1931)......................5
Enfants du Paradis (Marcel Carne, 1945)..................5
Henry V (Laurence Olivier, 1944).........................5
Man of Aran (Robert Flaherty, 1934)......................5
Miracolo a Milano (Vittorio de Sica, 1951)...............5
Los Olividados (Luis Bunuel, 1950).......................5
Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939).............................5