Jeff Labrecque
June 13, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

High Noon

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
85 minutes
performer
Gary Cooper, Lloyd Bridges, Lon Chaney Jr., Katy Jurado, Grace Kelly, Otto Kruger, Thomas Mitchell
director
Fred Zinnemann
distributor
United Artists (MGM)
author
Carl Foreman
genre
Western, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B

Director Fred Zinnemann’s iconic Western plays like a Johnny Cash song, with its heroic man in black and a foreboding train a-comin’, rollin’ round the bend in High Noon (Ultimate Collector’s Edition). No surprise, then, that politicians from Ike to Dubya have idolized Will Kane (Cooper), the stoic lawman who refuses to run from a fight, even after he’s abandoned by the friends he’s sworn to protect. EXTRAS ”Inside High Noon” highlights the film’s political metaphors and includes interviews with fan Bill Clinton, but otherwise it’s a virtual repackaging of the 2002 disc. B

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