High Noon (7-Jul-1952)|
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Writer: Carl Foreman
From short story: The Tin Star by John W. Cunningham
Music Composed and Directed by: Dimitri Tiomkin
Producer: Stanley Kramer
Will Kane cleaned up the Kansas town of Hadleyville, sending its badmen, including Frank Miller, to federal prison. He has just gotten married and will begin his honeymoon; a replacement lawman arrives tomorrow. But now Miller has been pardoned, and will return to town to settle scores. A sense of duty compels Kane to stay, but he lacks support of the townsfolk. Won 4 Oscars including Best Actor, Best Original Song, and Best Score; received nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.
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Review by anonymous (posted on 4-Nov-2006)
This film is probably one of the all time best movies ever made! I was born in 1947 and remember going to the theater in 1953 to the opening. I think I paid .25$ to get in with my older brother. Every time this movie is playing on television, to this day, I have to watch and enjoy just like I did 50+ years ago. The original song, sung by Tex Ritter, is a classic and even a better version is performed is by Frankie Lane. If you just look at the actors that are in this film it is mind boggling to comprehend. Being filmed in black and white, when color was readily the new art form, is even more what makes this film a classic. The fade away, when Gary Cooper finally realizes he is by himself to defend the town, is just state of the art! And the final statement is when throws his badge on the ground when he leaves town with his wife. God how I wish new films had such statements! A classic can be watched forever! Rick
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