HIGH NOON (Theatrical Release USA 1952)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

High Noon
begins with its western theme song “Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling.” The film, by today’s standards, suffers from two things: stiff dialogue and over-the-top innocence. These two characteristics move it out of the entertainment class into a historical academic study piece for the 1950s era.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


On his wedding day, a town marshal discovers that an old enemy is on his way for revenge.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Fred Zinnemann for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Stanley Kramer for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Stanley Kramer for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Marshal Will Kane (Gary Cooper), Mayor Jonas Henderson (Thomas Mitchell), Deputy Marshal Harvey Pell (Lloyd Bridges), Helen Ramirez (Katy Jurado), Amy Fowler Kane (Grace Kelly), Judge Percy Mettrick (Otto Kruger), Martin Howe (Long Chaney Jr.), Sam Fuller (Harry Morgan), rank Miller (Ian MacDonald), Mildred Fuller (Eve McVeagh), Dr. Mahin (Morgan Farley), Cooper (Harry Shannon), Jack Colby (Lee Van Cleef), Jim Pierce (Robert J. Wilke), and Ben Miller (Sheb Wooley).  

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film is an interesting watch to show where we are now in 2018 entertainment versus 1950 entertainment for audience expectation and the difference between popular 1950s stars (Gary Cooper, Lloyd Bridges, Grace Kelly, Lon Chaney Jr., Harry Morgan, Lee Van Cleef, and Jack Elam) versus 2018 stars.

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