High Noon (1952)

Director
Fred Zinnemann

Main cast
Gary Cooper; Grace Kelly; Thomas Mitchell; Lloyd Bridges; Katy Jurado

Genres
Western

Description
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.


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