Director: Fred Zinnemann Run Time: 85 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1952
Starring: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Katy Jurado, Lloyd Bridges, Thomas Mitchell
Screenwriters: John W. Cunningham, Carl Foreman
Producer: Stanley Kramer
Part of a tribute to trailblazing Mexican actress Katy Jurado.
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 attempts to gather a posse from among the local townspeople. Gary Cooper won an Academy Award for his performance in this classic Western, but the real triumph was Katy Jurado, who became the first Latina actress to win a Golden Globe for her role as the local saloon owner and Kane’s former flame.