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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
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Good 3 Stars
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Lloyd Bridges
Grace Kelly
Gary Cooper
Lon Chaney Jr.
Directors
Fred Zinnemann
Screenwriters
Carl Foreman
Running Time
85 minutes

High Noon
Y'know the line in Die Hard about Gary Cooper? He's talking about this one.


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Plot
On the day of his wedding, retiring lawman Will Kane (Cooper) must face a gang of criminals, headed by a vicious gunman he put aways several years ago, now released. Refusing to run from the situation, Kane is deserted by the townsfolk he has defended, to face the gang's arrival on the noon train.


Verdict
Deserving of its label as a true classic, and essential viewing.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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