High-Noon (1952). Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly

Crime/Mystery Film & Writing Festival

Movie Reviews

Directed by Fred Zinnemann
Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado, Otto Kruger
Review by Jarred Thomas


The town marshal (Gary Cooper) must face an old enemy and his gang of gunmen out for revenge.


In 1989, High Noon was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being a culturally and historically significant film, and it was well deserved. Fred Zinnemann created a western masterpiece that transcends the traditional classic western films of that time while also honoring the mythology. The acting, storytelling, and aesthetic appeal establishes High Noon as one film for others to aspire to, and if not possible, to at least provide some form of inspiration.

The town’s marshal Will Kane (Cooper) is ready to retire and leave town with his wife, Amy (Kelly). News about Kane’s…

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