High Noon

Directed by
Fred Zinnemann

A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.

Considered one of the greatest and most thoughtful Westerns ever made, High Noon’s stark allegory of McCarthyist cowardice caused John Wayne himself to call it “the most un-American thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life.”

“Meaningful in its implications, as well as loaded with interest and suspense, High Noon is a western to challenge Stagecoach for the all-time championship.” – The New York Times

“High Noon is a scorching and sour portrait of American complacence and capacity for collaborationism.” – The Village Voice

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Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Lloyd Bridges