High noon

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Ultimate collector's ed.
This Western classic stars Gary Cooper as Hadleyville marshal Will Kane, about to retire from office and go on his honeymoon with his new Quaker bride, Amy (Grace Kelly). But his happiness is short-lived when he is informed that the Miller gang, whose leader (Ian McDonald) Will had arrested, is due on the 12:00 train. Pacifist Amy urges Will to leave town and forget about the Millers, but this isn't his style; protecting Hadleyburg has always been his duty, and it remains so now. But when he asks for deputies to fend off the Millers, virtually nobody will stand by him. Chief Deputy Harvey Pell (Lloyd Bridges) covets Will's job and ex-mistress (Katy Jurado); his mentor, former lawman Martin Howe (Lon Chaney Jr.) is now arthritic and unable to wield a gun. Even Amy, who doesn't want to be around for her husband's apparently certain demise, deserts him. Meanwhile, the clocks tick off the minutes to High Noon -- the film is shot in "real time," so that its 85-minute length corresponds to the story's actual timeframe. Utterly alone, Kane walks into the center of town, steeling himself for his showdown with the murderous Millers. Considered a landmark of the "adult western," High Noon won four Academy Awards (including Best Actor for Cooper) and Best Song for the hit, "Do Not Forsake Me, O My Darling" sung by Tex Ritter. The screenplay was written by Carl Foreman, whose blacklisting was temporarily prevented by star Cooper, one of Hollywood's most virulent anti-Communists. John Wayne, another notable showbiz right-winger and Western hero, was so appalled at the notion that a Western marshal would beg for help in a showdown that he and director Howard Hawks "answered" High Noon with Rio Bravo (1959). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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full_title high noon
author republic pictures
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auth_author2 Bridges, Lloyd., Chaney, Lon, Jr., 1906-1973., Cooper, Gary, 1901-1961., Cunningham, John M., 1915-2002., Foreman, Carl., Grace, Princess of Monaco, 1929-1982., Jurado, Katy., Kramer, Stanley., Kruger, Otto, 1885-1974., Maltin, Leonard., Mitchell, Thomas, 1892-1962., Morgan, Harry, 1915-2011., Morgan, Henry., Ritter, Tex., Tiomkin, Dimitri, 1894-1979., Van Cleef, Lee, 1925-1989., Zinnemann, Fred, 1907-1997.
author2-role Bridges, Lloyd., Chaney, Lon,Jr.,1906-1973., Cooper, Gary,1901-1961., Cunningham, John M.,1915-2002.Tin star., Foreman, Carl., Grace,Princess of Monaco,1929-1982., Jurado, Katy., Kramer, Stanley., Kruger, Otto,1885-1974., Lionsgate (Firm), Maltin, Leonard., Mitchell, Thomas,1892-1962., Morgan, Harry,1915-2011., Morgan, Henry., Republic Entertainment Inc., Republic Pictures Corporation., Republic Pictures Home Video (Firm), Ritter, Tex., Stanley Kramer Productions., Tiomkin, Dimitri,1894-1979., United Artists Corporation., Van Cleef, Lee,1925-1989., Zinnemann, Fred,1907-1997.
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display_description A retired marshal's wedding is interrupted when he learns a killer he had sent to jail will return to town on the noon train to seek revenge. The townspeople refuse to help him, so he is forced to take up his badge and guns again, alienating his new bride, a Quaker who is opposed to violence.
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subject_facet Criminals -- West (U.S.) -- Drama, Drama, Feature films, Fiction films, Films for the hearing impaired, Gangs -- West (U.S.) -- Drama, Man-woman relationships -- West (U.S.) -- Drama, Mariscales -- Oeste (Estados Unidos) -- Teatro, Marshals -- West (U.S.) -- Drama, Outlaws -- West (U.S.) -- Drama, Pandillas -- Oeste (Estados Unidos) -- Teatro, Proscritos -- Oeste (Estados Unidos) -- Teatro, Revenge -- West (U.S.) -- Drama, Venganza -- Oeste (Estados Unidos) -- Teatro, Video recordings for the hearing impaired, Western -- Feature, Western films, Western plays
title_display High noon
title_full High noon [videorecording] / Republic Pictures, High noon [videorecording] / Republic Pictures ; Stanley Kramer Productions presents a United Artists release ; screenplay by Carl Foreman ; directed by Fred Zinnemann, High noon [videorecording] / Republic Pictures ; screenplay by Carl Foreman ; produced by Stanley Kramer ; directed by Fred Zinnemann
title_short High noon
topic_facet Criminals, Gangs, Man-woman relationships, Mariscales, Marshals, Outlaws, Pandillas, Proscritos, Revenge, Venganza
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