High Noon

Lists: Thriller, Westerns, Revenge, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1950 to 1959, Classics

Brief Synopsis: "High Noon is about a recently freed leader of a gang of bandits in the desert who is looking to get revenge on the Sheriff who put him in jail. A legendary western film from the Austrian director Fred Zinnemann."

Overall Ranking: 344 (Rank from 1952: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 57.14%
Regular 42.86%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Gary Cooper (Marshal Will Kane)
  • Grace Kelly (Amy Fowler Kane)
  • Thomas Mitchell (Mayor Jonas Henderson)
  • Lloyd Bridges (Deputy Marshal Harvey Pell)
  • Katy Jurado (Helen Ramírez)
  • Otto Kruger (Judge Percy Mettrick)
  • Lon Chaney Jr. (Martin Howe)
  • Harry Morgan (Sam Fuller)
  • Ian MacDonald (Frank Miller)
  • Eve McVeagh (Mildred Fuller)
  • Morgan Farley (Dr. Mahin, minister)
  • Harry Shannon (Cooper)
  • Lee Van Cleef (Jack Colby)
  • Robert J. Wilke (Jim Pierce)
  • Sheb Wooley (Ben Miller)
  • Jack Elam (Charlie - Drunk in Jail (uncredited))
  • John Doucette (Trumbull (uncredited))
  • Ted Stanhope (Station Master (uncredited))
  • Fred Zinnemann (Director)