High Noon (60th Anniversary Edition)
The story of a man who was too proud to run.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: July 17, 2012
- Originally Released: 1952
- Label: Olive Films
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: The Making of High Noon Hosted by Leonard Maltin
- Includes Interviews with Lloyd Bridges
- Stanley Kramer
- Fred Zinnemann
- John Ritter
- David Crosby
- Theatrical Trailer
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Gary Cooper & Grace Kelly|
|Performer:||Thomas Mitchell, Katy Jurado, Lloyd Bridges, Otto Kruger, Lon Chaney, Jr., Harry Morgan, Ian MacDonald & Eve McVeagh|
|Directed by||Fred Zinnemann|
|Edited by||Harry Gerstad|
|Screenwriting by||Carl Foreman|
|Composition by||Dimitri Tiomkin|
|Produced by||Stanley Kramer & Elmo Williams|
|Director of Photography:||Floyd Crosby|
Academy Awards 1952 - Best Actor: Gary Cooper
Academy Awards 1952 - Best Film Editing
Academy Awards 1952 - Best Original Score: Dimitri Tiomkin
Academy Awards 1952 - Best Original Song: Dimitri Tiomkin & Ned Washington
High Noon reflected the heightened fear of the Soviets in the '50s, now similar to the xenophobia that has been raised and further inflamed by our political leaders. Full Review
...Filmdom's definitive dusty-street shootout...
Rating: 3/4 -- It's the film's brevity that prevents it from soaring, since the stripped-down narrative generally allows only the widest of brush strokes when it comes to painting the characters and their situations. Cooper's performance is masterful, however. Full Review
...A classic Western...
Sight and Sound
[A] new kind of American fable: the socially conscious western...
High Noon won a fistful of Oscars, but in these days of pasteboard screen machismo, it's worth seeing simply as the anatomy of what it took to make a man before the myth turned sour. Full Review
Zinnemann carefully and deliberately makes the most of the mood cast by the threat of impending violence. Full Review
Gary Cooper is Hollywood's perfect hero, the very embodiment of integrity and grace in this greatest of Westerns. As a newly married town marshal, he must balance an innate sense of justice and duty with loyalty to his beautiful new--and pacifist--bride when he is left by an ungrateful town to face a gang of deadly outlaws alone. As we watch spellbound, film time is real time as the showdown grows ever closer. HIGH NOON is a masterpiece that is frequently interpreted as a parable about artists left to "stand alone" and face persecution during the HUAC Hollywood blacklisting. However, Howard Hawks allegedly devised RIO BRAVO as an answer to the film's "wimpiness," and John Wayne once declared HIGH NOON as un-American--he was apparently offended by the ending of the film, which shows Sheriff Kane removing his badge and tossing it in the dirt.
As Sheriff Will Kane prepares to retire from his law-making, gun-fighting duties and marry his pacifist girlfriend, he receives word that a man he sent to prison has been pardoned. Kane initially escapes, but returns to protect the town from this killer and his band of outlaws only to find hostility and resentment among the uncooperative townsfolk.
Classic | Self-Discovery | Heroes | Recommended | Character Study | Theatrical Release | Essential Cinema
- HIGH NOON was an original selection to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1989.
- The New York Film Critics chose HIGH NOON as Best Film of 1952 and named Fred Zinnemann Best Director of 1952.
- Jack Elam, who would make a career out of being an often drunk minor character in Westerns, is the man in the drunk tank in HIGH NOON.
- A made-for-TV sequel was aired in 1980. "High Noon Part II: Return of Will Kane" starred Lee Majors in the Gary Cooper role, joined by David Carradine, J. A. Preston, Pernell Roberts, and M. Emmet Walsh.
- Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay.
- Sales Rank: 12,680
- UPC: 887090037006
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