High Noon

Gary Cooper is Will Kane, an aging marshal forced by his sense of duty to fight a barbaric villain.

This is not your everyday good v/s evil drama. You will see a hero -- rare in the western genre or rather rare in any genre for that matter -- who is terribly reluctant and is almost sure of his defeat.

This is an excellent movie. It opens up several arenas of thought. Man's duty toward the society, his duty toward his loved ones and most importantly -- his duty toward himself.

The director plays with the limited resources at hand cleverly and uses a rather anti-western approach in this western in the age of westerns. The use of camera to show the approaching high noon, the train tracks and the ever moving clock and the use of a beautiful song to sort of portray Will Kane's dilemma is quite incredible.