High Noon (1952)
Directed by Fred Zinnemann
“Oh, to be torn twixt love and duty,” sang Tex Ritter, in the Oscar-winning theme song for our Film of the Week, High Noon. But where does a man’s duty lie? Must he put his life on the line when there’s hardly a hope he will survive, and when the woman he loves wants him to leave with her in safety?
Here is the situation. A gunman named Frank Miller i…