High Noon [Olive Signature] [DVD] [1952]

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Special Features

  • "A Stanley Kramer Production" - Michael Schlesinger on the eminent producer of High Noon
  • "A Ticking Clock" - Academy Award nominee Mark Goldblatt on the editing of High Noon
  • "Imitation of Life: The Hollywood Blacklist and High Noon" - with historian Larry Ceplair and blacklisted Screenwriter Walter Bernstein
  • "Oscars and Ulcers: The Production History of High Noon" - a visual essay with rarely seen archival elements, narrated by Anton Yelchin
  • "Uncitizened Kane" - an original essay by Sight & Sound editor Nick James
  • Mastered from new 4K restoration
  • 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

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