1952 ***** 83 mins.
There's no doubt in my mind that High Noon is one of the greatest Westerns ever made. On his wedding day, a town marshal decides to stay in town and fight a local outlaw, despite his promise to retire. Superb acting and craftsmanship abound, but what makes this film really special is that the whole film is presented in real time. It's a remarkable motion picture, and even viewers who don't like Westerns should still find plenty to marvel over here.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Based on the Story "The Tin Star" by