High Noon (1952)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Gary Cooper Will Kane
Grace Kelly Amy Kane
Thomas Mitchell Jonas Henderson
Lloyd Bridges Harvey Pell
Katy Jurado Helen Ramirez
Otto Kruger Percy Mettrick
Lon Chaney, Jr. Martin Howe
Harry Morgan William Fuller
Ian MacDonald Frank Miller
Eve McVeagh Mildred Fuller
Lon Chaney
Movie Details
Director Fred Zinnemann
Studio Republic Pictures
Series (Collector's Edition)
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 25 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
One of the greatest Westerns ever made gets the deluxe treatment on this superior disc from Republic Home Video's Silver Screen Classics line of special-edition DVDs. Written by Carl Foreman (who was later blacklisted during the anticommunist hearings of the '50s) and superbly directed by Fred Zinnemann, this 1952 classic stars Gary Cooper as just-married lawman Will Kane, who is about to retire as a small-town sheriff and begin a new life with his bride (Grace Kelly) when he learns that gunslinger Frank Miller (Ian MacDonald) is due to arrive at high noon to settle an old score. Kane seeks assistance from deputies and townsfolk, but soon realizes he'll have to stand alone in his showdown with Miller and his henchmen. Innovative for its time, the suspenseful story unfolds in approximate real time (from 10:40 a.m. to high noon in an 84-minute film), and many interpreted Foreman's drama as an allegorical reflection of apathy and passive acceptance of Senator Joseph McCarthy's anticommunist campaign. Political underpinnings aside, this remains a milestone of its genre (often referred to as the first "adult" Western), and Cooper is flawless in his Oscar-winning role. The first-rate DVD gives this landmark film all the respect it deserves, beginning with a digitally remastered transfer from the original film negative. Additional features include the exclusive documentary The Making of High Noon, hosted by film historian Leonard Maltin and featuring interviews with the late Lloyd Bridges (who played Cooper's rival ex-deputy), director Fred Zinnemann, and producer Stanley Kramer. Also included is the original theatrical trailer and a special chapter stop highlighting the Oscar-winning song "Do Not Forsake Me." Offered in English and dubbed French and Spanish, with English closed-captioning or Spanish and French subtitles. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 918
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/25/03
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 008
Product Details
Edition Collector's Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
1.33:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 017153125719
Chapters 24
Release Date 2002
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Black & White Closed-captioned