High Noon [Blu-ray] [60th Anniversary Edition] [1952]

  • SKU: 5520104
  • Release Date: 07/17/2012
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 17)

Special Features


  • The Making of High Noon
  • Hosted by Leonard Maltin
  • Includes Interviews with Lloyd Bridges
  • Stanley Kramer
  • Fred Zinnemann
  • John Ritter
  • David Crosby
  • Theatrical Trailer

Synopsis


High Noon
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

Cast & Crew


  • Gary Cooper
    Gary Cooper - Will Kane
  • Grace Kelly
    Grace Kelly - Amy Kane
  • Thomas Mitchell
    Thomas Mitchell - Jonas Henderson
  • Lloyd Bridges
    Lloyd Bridges - Harvey Pell
  • Katy Jurado
    Katy Jurado - Helen Ramirez



Overall customer rating

4.9
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A classic western looks it's best

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    jjhunsecker
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    Fred Zinnemann's masterpiece "High Noon" comes back in an upgraded blu-ray edition through Olive's new Signature Series line. This classic westerm with it's iconic starring role for Gary Cooper, and career starting part for Grace Kelly, is a suspenseful thriller in Western garb. Worth seeing, and this blu-ray is the best version I have ever seen of this classic. Grab it !!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the greatest western movie of all time

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    klibancat
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    "High Noon" is a classic. one of the greatest westerns of all time (along with "Shane", The Searchers", The Magnificent Seven" and "The Wild Bunch". A cast that includes Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Katy Jurado, Lon Chaney Jr., Jack Elam, Lee Van Cleef and Lloyd Bridges. Directed by Fred Zinnemann and fantastic score by Dimitri Tiomkin.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Western Classic done right by Olive!

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    Sugei007
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    Olive Films finally saw fit to issue a proper release of High Noon on Blu-ray. While I was grateful and still do own their previous release, I knew this new release of High Noon was a must-have due to the improved A/V quality and the extra features. Kudos to Olive Films for this wonderful release! Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Release!

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    NickFurry
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    High noon is a great classic film and this 4K release is so much better than Olive film's previous release. It contains lots of extras and most importantly the subtitle , because I really can't stand a Blu-ray release comes without subtitle. Highly Recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great transfer for a great western movie

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    CharlieQ
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    Mastered for new 4k restoration, by far it is the best version you can get for this classic western. I know olive/paramount will eventually release a 4k UHD version, but it will take several years. So far I am happy with this olive signature version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Making a classic even better

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    RodP
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    Olive Pictures officially made their foray into being a boutique label and they did not disappoint. Together with great packaging, these disc is fully packed with special features not t mention the new 4K restoration!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie and disc

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    imsounoriginal
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    One of the greatest films ever made, and Olive has done it proud with a packed Blu-ray release. The A/V is stellar and the supplements are very informative and entertaining. A must-buy for film/Western fans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    High Time for High Noon

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    Moviefan
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    I've had this as a DVD but the Blu-ray has better visual and sound. The extra features on the making it are good too. This is one of those classic must have westerns.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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