Plot: A suspenseful tale of revenge with Gary Cooper
as a small town sheriff forced to face an old enemy
arriving on a train at high noon. Filmed in black
and white, the movie features Grace Kelly as eye candy,
playing Cooper's Quaker wife.
Perks: Note the key scene leading up to the showdown
when Cooper, deserted by all townsfolk to face his fate
alone, walks through the empty town while the clock
is inching toward twelve. It's shot brilliantly, with
images that are stark, austere and unforgettable. And
you'll have a hard time getting the theme song, "Do
Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling" out of your head.