About

Will Kane, the sheriff of a small town in New Mexico, learns a notorious outlaw he put in jail has been freed, and will be arriving on the noon train. Knowing the outlaw and his gang are coming to kill him, Kane is determined to stand his ground, so he gathers a posse from among the local townspeople.

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Directed by

Fred Zinnemann

Written by

Carl Foreman (Screenplay)
John W. Cunningham (Author)

Runtime

85 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The story of a man who was too proud to run.

Cast

Keywords

fistfight shootout battle brawl justice morality gunslinger u.s. marshal showdown quick draw one against many ticking clock

Photos

Lists

#356 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#27 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#20 on AFI's 100 years...100 thrills AFI

Awards

Oscar for Best Music, Original Song Dimitri Tiomkin

Oscar for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Dimitri Tiomkin

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Gary Cooper

Oscar for Best Film Editing