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.
On the day he gets married and hangs up his badge, Marshal Will Kane is told that a man he sent to prison years before, Frank Miller, is returning on the noon train to exact his revenge. Having initially decided to leave with his new spouse, Will decides he must go back and face Miller. However, when he seeks the help of the townspeople he has protected for so long, they turn their backs on him. It seems Kane may have to face Miller alone, as well as the rest of Miller's gang, who are waiting for him at the station.Written by
I simply did not enjoy this film as much as many others seem to.
The musical score is overrought, the Gary Cooper / Grace Kelly romantic interest angle is absolutely incredible and nobody on the frontier lived in a town that full of spineless jellyfish. I just think that there are vastly superior examples of the western genre (see The Searchers, El Dorado, My Darling Clementine, even High Plains Drifter among others).
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