HIGH NOON (1952)
Gary Cooper won the Oscar® for Best Actor for his turn as a New Mexico Territory marshal, newly married to Grace Kelly and about to retire, who's forced to defend himself against a vengeful nemesis recently let out of jail on a technicality. This classic Western unfolds in real time, as the minutes count down to a duel at high noon. Penned by the blacklisted Carl Foreman, HIGH NOON also serves as an allegory of the terror that paralyzed Hollywood during McCarthyism. The film was nominated for seven Oscars® and, and in addition to Cooper's Best Actor statue, won Best Editing, Score and Song. DIR Fred Zinnemann; SCR Carl Foreman, from a story by John W. Cunningham; PROD Stanley Kramer. U.S., 1952, b&w, 85 min. NOT RATED
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