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Quotations from High Noon

High Noon is a Western drama film abot a town marshal who is forced to fight gang of killers by himself. The film takes place in almost real time. Directed by Fred Zinnermann. Starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Katy Jurado, and Eve McVeagh. The film won four Academy Awards, including Best Actor, and was nomminated for three others.

High Noon is seen as one of the most influential films of all time and is preserved in the United States National Film Registry. Read some quotes from this fantastic Western below.


Martin: People gotta talk themselves into law and order before they do anything about it. Maybe because down deep they don't care. They just don't care.
Will: [initially leaving town] This is crazy, I don't even have any guns.
Martin: You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If you're honest you're poor your whole life and in the end you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star.
Deputy Sheriff Herb Baker: [when Herb volunteer's to be Will's first and only Deputy Sheriff for posse, Herb remarks to Will] I'll be back in ten minutes, loaded for bear.
Will: Don't shove me Harv. I'm tired of being shoved.
Helen: You're a good-looking boy: you've big, broad shoulders. But he's a man. And it takes more than big, broad shoulders to make a man.
Will: Go on home to your kids, Herb.
Amy: Don't try to be a hero! You don't have to be a hero, not for me!
Judge: This is just a dirty little village in the middle of nowhere. Nothing that happens here is really important.
Hotel Clerk: You're Mrs. Kane, ain't you? Amy: Yes.
Hotel Clerk: You're leaving on the noon train?
Amy: Yes.
Hotel Clerk: But your husband ain't?
Amy: No, why?
Hotel Clerk: No reason, but it's mighty interesting. Now, me, I wouldn't leave this town at noon for all the tea in China. No, sir, it's going to be quite a sight to see!
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