HIGH NOON (1952)

   Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Katy Jurado, Lloyd Bridges, Tex Ritter(theme song), Fred Zinnemann (director).
   Released in 1952 at the height of anti-Communist paranoia in the United States, High Noon was almost immediately associated with those who were unpatriotic. Will Kane (Cooper), former sheriff, has just married Amy (Kelly), a young Quaker girl and, hence, a pacifist. The wedding is barely over when word comes that Frank Miller (Ian MacDonald) has been released from prison and is returning to town on the noon train—to get the sheriff. However, Kane is no longer sheriff, so others will have to take care of the problem. Kane leaves on his honeymoon with Amy, but at the edge of town he stops the buggy, thinking it is not right for him to leave. Amy begs him to continue, but Will cannot. Everything about who he is as a man says he cannot back down from Frank Miller. So he rejects his bride and returns to town to try to gather a citizens group to help. He goes to the church. He goes to the saloon. He asks old friends. But no one will help him, not even his young deputy. The music becomes more intense. Time is running out, and it looks like Will Kane will have to face Miller and his rowdies (including Jack Elam) alone at high noon. The film plays out, and everywhere Will goes he sees a clock ticking down the minutes. The subplot involves Kane’s former lover Helen (Jurado) deliberately inflaming Amy’s jealousy so that Amy will help her husband. High Noonis probably the best of the cold war Westerns.
   See also CODE OF THE WEST.

Historical Dictionary of Westerns in Cinema. . 2012.

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  • High Noon — 〈[ haı nu:n] m.; s, s〉 erfolgreichster, aufregendster Zeitabschnitt, Höhepunkt einer Periode [engl., eigtl. „hoch am Mittag“] * * * High Noon [ ha̮i nu:n ], der; [s], s [nach dem amerik. Wildwestfilm »High Noon« (1952); engl. high noon = Mittag] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • High Noon (disambiguation) — High Noon may refer to:* 12 O clock local solar time (noon), midday, when the sun is at the zenith of its arc through the sky. * High Noon , 1952 western film directed by Fred Zinnemann * High Noon (album), by Mark Heard, released in 1993 * High… …   Wikipedia

  • High Noon — bezeichnet: den Originaltitel von Zwölf Uhr mittags, Western von Fred Zinnemann (1952) High Noon (Computerspiel), Computerspiel für den Commodore 64 (1984) Siehe auch: Shang High Noon, Western Komödie von Tom Dey (2000) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • High Noon — Infobox Film name = High Noon image size = 215px caption = film poster director = Fred Zinnemann writer = John W. Cunningham (story) Carl Foreman (screenplay) starring = Gary Cooper Thomas Mitchell Lloyd Bridges Katy Jurado Grace Kelly producer …   Wikipedia

  • High Noon — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Cinéma et télévision High Noon est le titre original du film américain Le train sifflera trois fois, réalisé par Fred Zinnemann en 1952. High Noon (Uchchi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • High Noon — «A la hora señalada» redirige aquí. Para otras acepciones, véase A la hora señalada (desambiguación). «Solo ante el peligro» redirige aquí. Para el programa, véase Solo ante el peligro (programa de televisión). High Noon Título A la hora señalada …   Wikipedia Español

  • Shang-High Noon — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Shang High Noon Originaltitel Shanghai Noon Prod …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • The Ballad of High Noon — (or Do Not Forsake Me, Oh, My Darlin ) is a popular song published in 1952, with music by Dimitri Tiomkin and lyrics by Ned Washington.[1] It was introduced in the movie High Noon, sung over the opening credits by Tex Ritter. It was awarded the… …   Wikipedia

  • The Ballad of High Noon — «The Ballad of High Noon», или «Do Not Forsake Me» (1952) песня Дмитрия Тёмкина и Неда Вашингтона. Была написана специально для фильма Фреда Циннемана «Ровно в полдень», где её исполнял кантри певец Текс Риттер. Текст представляет собой… …   Википедия

  • 1952 in music — List of years in music (Table) … 1942 • 1943 • 1944 • 1945 • 1946 • 1947 • 1948 •    1949 • 1950 • 1951 – 1952 – 1953 • 1954 • 1955 •    1956 • 1957 • 1958 • 1959 • 1960 • …   Wikipedia

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