High Noon is a 1952 American Western film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Gary Cooper. In nearly real time, the film tells the story of a town marshal forced to face a gang of killers by himself. The screenplay was written by Carl Foreman. The film won four Academy Awards (Actor, Editing, Music-Score, Music-Song) and four Golden Globe Awards (Actor, Supporting Actress, Score, Cinematography-Black and White). The award-winning score was written by Russian-born composer Dimitri Tiomkin. Wikipedia
High Noon is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, United States National Film Registry films, United Artists films, Films featuring a Best Actor Academy Award winning performance, Films based on short fiction, Best Song Academy Award winners, Films whose editor won the Best Film Editing Academy Award, Films set in the 1880s and Films set in New Mexico.
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Martin: You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If you're honest you're poor your whole life and in the end you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star.