High Noon

1952 "The story of a man who was too proud to run."
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Released: 09 June 1952 Released
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Will Kane, the sheriff of a small town in New Mexico, learns a notorious outlaw he put in jail has been freed, and will be arriving on the noon train. Knowing the outlaw and his gang are coming to kill him, Kane is determined to stand his ground, so he attempts to gather a posse from among the local townspeople.

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AniInterview Sorry, this movie sucks
LouHomey From my favorite movies..
Kinley This movie feels like it was made purely to piss off people who want good shows
Bob This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. You have to go and see this on the big screen.
Eclectic Cinephile I really love High Noon. Second time is even better than the first time. It feel so perfectly shot, cleanly edited, well-timed; I just love the way Gary Cooper fits into his character Will Kane, and I get more and more attached to him the more and more everyone abandons him.The last few minutes of gun fighting feel very real. For the most part Kane is on the run and yet he fights back without any trace of cowardice. In contrast to another great Western The Searchers, where the heroes are the pursuers, the hero is the hunted one. I think that works very well; it also feels more satisfying to see his defeat of the bad guys in the final moments.Yet there's a real bittersweet thing going on here. Helen Ramirez is gone from the town, never to return. The town is full of corrupt and cowardly people. Only the young boy who was eager to aid Kane but was turned down gets a smile from Kane at the end of the movie. And Will Kane's wife had to abandon her Quaker pacifism to save her husband. Nothing comes easy here."Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling" felt a bit tacky at first, but I took a liking to it.Everything feels stripped down, meat-and-potatoes, and I think it surprised a lot of American moviegoers when they first saw it in 1952. Now it feels less strange, but it still feels "other" compared to the great Westerns of John Ford or Howard Hawks, or even the Sergio Leone spaghetti Westerns.I think this is one of my favorite 1950s films, alongside The Big Heat, The Searchers, The Ten Commandments, Seven Samurai, and Ben-Hur. Say what you will about the puritanism of the American 1950s era, but it was a really fertile period for American movies and even for other non-American movies.
Claudio Carvalho On the day of his wedding with Amy (Grace Kelly) and simultaneous retirement of the position of Marshal, Will Kane (Gary Cooper) receives a telegram advising that the criminal Frank Miller (Ian MacDonald) had been released from the prison. Now he is coming to the town in the noon train to kill Kane, as he promised in the judgment. Kane arrested Frank five years ago and he was sent to North to be hanged. However he was sentenced to life and for some unexplained reason, Frank was pardoned and released. Three other gunmen are in the station waiting for Frank. Having less one hour and half to organize his defense, Kane tries to organize a posse but sees every citizen turns back to him, in a cowardly way and he stands alone against the killers."High Noon" is a low-budget western with a tense and suspenseful storyline. The tension is built in real time and Gary Cooper has an outstanding performance in the role of a Marshal moved by his duty to protect the town that does not deserve him. It is sad to see his former friends finding excuses to turn down his request for helping. The performances are top notch and the viewer gets tense while the clocks show the fatidic noon coming. Grace Kelly is astonishing beautiful and finds redemption in the conclusion when she saves Kane. The final scene when Kane drops his badge on the dirty floor is memorable. "High Noon" is certainly one of the most credible westerns of the cinema history and might be one of the best. My vote is ten.Title (Brazil): 'Matar ou Morrer' ('To Kill or To Die')
Anssi Vartiainen Marshal Will Kane (Gary Cooper) has just gotten married and is about to resign from his post. But then he learns that a notorious outlaw he imprisoned many years ago has just been set loose and is heading his way, revenge and the return of his power in mind. And he's only a bit over an hour away.What makes this such an unusual western is the story. Sure, the setting is pure western as is the confrontation at high noon. But the majority of the film is simply Kane going around, trying to gather allies and to rally people to stand up against their one-time tyrant. It's more of a social study then it is a western.And for what it is, it's really good. Events are shown in real time. As minutes pass for the viewer, so does the train approach. All the townsfolk are interesting and each have their own personal reasons to stand with Kane or not. Even the final confrontation, which most closely resembles the supposed genre of the film, has some good twists and things you don't see in these films so often.An easy film to recommend.
elvircorhodzic HIGH NOON is an exciting and inspiring western. Honestly, this is the little piece of art. The sheriff of a town in the Wild West all alone must confront the gang killer. This is a film in which all components are working properly.Through the story permeate the diversity of human character. This is a movie about a brave and standoffish sheriff who at any moment to firmly take a stand. Opposite him are new wife, former love, a city full of punk and a coward (each has a valid reason) and a group of bandits. The director conceived action, so that it coincides duration of the story and the actual duration of the film. Innovative and successful. Zinnemann scored steady growth of tension, which further intensified the use of close-ups of the main character, from which emanated despair and loneliness. Several anthology, visually magnificent scene was achieved by using a camera on the crane, which, although not entirely a novelty, is not overly used in the cinema of the time. Black - white photography is more than impressive.It is important to recognize the courage and composure in a man. All against one. The film touches on many issues that were not typical of westerns, such as individual responsibility, alienation, hypocrisy and of course human morality. People are often in difficult or desperate situations on their own. I have the impression that this simple story with dramatic consequences. I do not mean you no harm, on the contrary I want you well, but I can not help you. People are too often silent observers, although "something" directly concerns them.Gary Cooper as Marshal Will Kane simply dominated in this film. Age and visible fatigue contribute to realistic presentation of his character. Grace Kelly as Amy Fowler Kane was a young wife who is coping quite well. Pacific attitude is ordered at the right time. Katy Jurado as Helen Ramírez is a mysterious Mexican tied to both sides. Lloyd Bridges as Deputy Marshal Harvey Pell was deputy to whom no one can rely on.Emotional and moral film with good climatic ending. If you go against the will of the people, you generally stay alone, in this case, one man can spit in the face of the people, because he saved their asses. This is not a controversial film. It is quite interesting and somewhat intriguing.