High Noon Movie Review 1952

Information and Film Reviews for High Noon the Movie

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Landmark Western about Hadleyville town marshal Will Kane (Cooper) who faces four professional killers alone, after being abandoned to his fate by the gutless townspeople who profess to admire him. Cooper is the ultimate hero figure, his sheer presence overwhelming. Note the continuing use of the ballad written by Dimitri Tiomkin, "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin'" (sung by Tex Ritter) to heighten the tension and action.


Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email: btinfo@btol.com, URL: http://www.btol.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 85 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Gunslingers, Westerns, Survival, U.S. Marshals, 4 Bones
Carl Foreman
Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Lloyd Bridges, Lon Chaney, Thomas Mitchell, Otto Kruger, Katy Jurado, Lee Van Cleef, Harry (Henry) Morgan, Robert J. Wilke, Sheb Wooley
Floyd Crosby
Fred Zinnemann
Dimitri Tiomkin
United Artists, Stanley Kramer


Oscars 1952: Actor (Cooper), Film Editing, Song ("High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')"), Orig. Dramatic Score; AFI 1998: Top 100; Golden Globes 1953: Actor--Drama (Cooper), Support. Actress (Jurado), Score, Natl. Film Reg. 1989;; N.Y. Film Critics 1952: Director (Zinnemann), Film.

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