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High Noon (1952)
High Noon is the classic 1952 Western starring Gary Cooper as Will Kane, a recently retired marshal of a small town who finds himself at odds with his pacifist wife and the town citizens when a killer is found to be arriving on the noon train to take revenge. The film was directed by Fred Zinnemann (Behold a Pale Horse, From Here to Eternity, The Day of the Jackal) and would go on to receive Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Editing. High Noon Part II: The Return of Will Kane was a television film sequel that aired in 1980. In 2000, a television film remake starring Tom Skerritt as Will Kane aired in the US on the TBS channel. In addition, the themes of a single lawman facing down incredible odds would be seen in numerous films of varying genres over the next 5 decades including Outland and Cop Land.
The following weapons were used in the film High Noon:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Single Action Army Artillery Model (5.5" barrel)
Marshal Will Kane (Gary Cooper) is seen carrying the Artillery model of the Single Action Army. Deputy Harvey Pell (Lloyd Bridges) also carries a SAA, but doesn't use it.
Single Action Army Quickdraw Model (4.75" barrel)
Members of the Miller gang are seen carrying the Quickdraw model. Frank Miller (Ian MacDonald) carries a nickel Quickdraw while his brother Ben carries one as well as an Artillery. Will's wife Amy (Grace Kelly) is also seen holding one.
Will is also seen checking a few of the Winchester Model 1873's in the sheriff's office.