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High Noon (1952)

High Noon (1952)
September 29, 2013 - 7:00 pm
Karen Sharpe Kramer.

Directed by Fred Zinnemann

Producer Stanley Kramer’s only Western, and the first for director Fred Zinnemann and writer Carl Foreman, concerns small-town marshal Gary Cooper facing impending siege by a notorious foe, and unable to rally support from among the shirking populace.  Perched between WWII and the still-unfolding Korean War (then experiencing dramatic shifts in public support), this stark tale of lonesome leadership is a time-capsule of contemporary feelings.  

United Artists Corp. Producer: Stanley Kramer. Based on a short story by John W. Cunningham. Screenwriter: Carl Foreman. Cinematographer: Floyd Crosby.Editor: Elmo Williams. Cast: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Lloyd Bridges, Thomas Mitchell, Katy Jurardo. 

35mm, b/w, 85 min. 

Watch the trailer below.