|The classic western but with a distinct difference.|
|Stanley Kramer, 1955, producer|
|Grace Kelly as Amy Fowler |
Kane, his newly-wed wife.
|Gary Cooper as |
Sheriff Will Kane
|High Noon at Hadleyville|
|Eighty-five minutes of frustrating suspense.|
|High Noon posters|
|Some of the townspeople of Hadleyville following the wedding scene early in the film.|
|Gary Cooper, Fred Zimmermann, and|
Grace Kelly on the set of High Noon.
High Noon was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. It won an Oscar for Gary Cooper as Best Actor as well as awards for Best Film Editing and Best Film Score for the Russian composer, Dimitri Tiomkin, and Ned Washington for the theme song, "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin' ", sung by Tex Ritter (above). The story of High Noon takes place in the Old West, but that's almost incidental to the fact that it is really a story about a man's conflict of conscience. It was a conflict played out in front of the camera, behind the camera, as well as on the larger political stage of a tense, paranoid nation as a whole.
|Look carefully, you might recognize some of the supporting cast.|