HIGH NOON

HIGH NOON

A small Western town fearfully awaits the arrival of a pardoned criminal who has vowed revenge on retired sheriff Will (Gary Copper). But, in deference to his new Quaker wife Amy (Grace Kelly) Will has hung up his guns on the one day he needs them. Torn between the need to defend himself, the deadly indifference of the townsfolk and the deep reserves of his wife’s moral strength, Will and those around him are inexorably dragged toward a painful climax. Classic Hollywood, with a mature performance from the 23-year-old Kelly, this is one of the greatest Westerns ever produced. Print courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive.

HIGH NOON

  • Director: FRED ZINNEMANN
  • Year: 1952
  • Run Time: 85 mins
  • Country: USA
  • Rating: PG