PG | | Action, Drama, Thriller
A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.
Its loss in the Best Picture category to The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), directed by Cecil B. DeMille, is usually cited as one of the biggest upsets in the history of the Academy Awards. This loss is often seen as an effort to appease Senator Joseph McCarthy, since DeMille was one of his strongest supporters.
Go on home to your kids, Herb.
When Will and Amy start leaving in the beginning, they appear to travel a substantial distance away from the town, but when they get back, the clock shows only ten minutes have passed. This would be virtually impossible for a horse-and-buggy ride.
$9,450,000 (USA) (31 December 1952)
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