Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado, Thomas Mitchell, Lon Chaney, Henry Morgan
A Western with stark, classical qualities: Gary Cooper plays a small town marshal, preparing for retirement, who lays life and wife on the line to confront a killer from his past. Waiting for the murderer's arrival on the midday train, he enters a long and desolate night of the soul as the heat gathers, his fellow-citizens scatter, and it grows dark amid the blaze of noon. We're encouraged to question whether the marshal is making a gesture of sublime, arrogant futility – as his pacifist wife (Grace Kelly) believes – or simply doing what a man's gotta do...
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