High Noon

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Product Overview

Gary Cooper won the Oscar® for Best Actor in this classic tale of a lawman who stands alone to defend a town of righteous cowards in the greatest showdown in the history of cinema. The film also stars one of Hollywood's most beloved and prolific actors, Lloyd Bridges, and marks the first starring role for a beautiful young actress and internationally adored screen legend - Grace Kelly. High Noon garnered a total of four Academy Awards® including Best Editing, Score and Original Song.

Specifications

Studio Lions Gate
SKU 40097400
UPC 017153348620
UPC 14 00017153348620
Format DVD
Release Date 6/16/1998
Keywords
Character Study
Classic
Essential Cinema
Heroes
Recommended
Self-Discovery
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note 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.
Plot Summary
Summary 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.
Reviews
USA Today "...Filmdom's definitive dusty-street shootout..." 07/19/1998 p.5E
Sight and Sound "...A classic Western..." 03/01/2001 p.64
Total Film "...The almost silent final 15 minutes have more excitement than most of today's volume-cranked blockbusters can even dream of..." 04/01/2001 p.110
Entertainment Weekly "...Gary Cooper forged a new kind of hero as a lawman left swinging in the wind. Also innovative was its use of real time..." 01/11/2002 p.29,"Director Fred Zinnemann's iconic Western plays like a Johnny Cash song..." -- Grade: B 06/20/2008 p.54
Premiere "[A] new kind of American fable: the socially conscious western..." 12/01/2003 p.9
Directors
Fred Zinnemann
Actors
Gary Cooper
Thomas Mitchell
Grace Kelly
Lloyd Bridges
Cast & Crew
Gary Cooper - Star
Thomas Mitchell - Star
Grace Kelly - Star
Lloyd Bridges - Star
Lon Chaney Jr. - Star
Harry Morgan - Star
Otto Kruger - Star
Ian MacDonald - Star
Katy Jurado - Star
Eve McVeagh - Star
Rudolph Sternad - Production Designer
Carl Foreman - Screenwriter
Harry Gerstad - Editor
Floyd Crosby - Director of Photography
Stanley Kramer - Producer
Dimitri Tiomkin - Composer
Elmo Williams - Producer
Fred Zinnemann - Director
Technical Info
Catalog ID 53486
UPC 00017153348620
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 85 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Awards
Name Gary Cooper
Award Category Best Actor
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1952
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Harry Gerstad
Award Category Best Film Editing
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1952
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Dimitri Tiomkin
Award Category Best Original Score
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1952
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Dimitri Tiomkin
Award Category Best Original Song
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1952
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Ned Washington
Award Category Best Original Song
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1952
Award Giver Academy Awards
Features
DVD, English/French/Spanish Subtitled, Remastered
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