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USA drama 1952 bw 83 min.
Director: Fred Zinnemann
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1 disc, catalog # CC1173L

Gary Cooper won an Oscar for his performance as a small-town sheriff who, on the day of his wedding and retirement, learns that a criminal he convicted is returning for revenge. Forsaken by the townspeople, the sheriff is left alone at high noon to face the killer. Grace Kelly gives one of her most memorable performances in her first screen role. Both Criterion releases feature audio commentary by film scholar Howard Suber.

The Criterion CAV special edition also includes:

  • The original theatrical trailer
  • Storyboards and photos from producer Stanley Kramer's personal collection
  • Screenplay writer Carl Foreman's original notes on the story of High Noon
  • The complete text of "The Tin Star," the short story on which High Noon is based

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