High Noon

The movie High Noon is featured here because Gary Cooper is my all-time favorite actor. The theme song is at My Jukebox.

High Noon was an American Western released in 1952 starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. When I saw the movie, I decided Gary Cooper looked like my dad which would automatically qualify him as my favorite. In 1989, High Noon was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. The film ranked #27 in the American Film Institutes 2007 list of great films.

Frank James "Gary" Cooper was born May 7, 1901, and died May 13, 1961. During his life time, Cooper received five Academy Award nominations for Best Actor winning this award for his roll in Sergeant York and High Noon. In 2003, his performances as Will Kane in High Noon, Lou Gehrig in The Pride of the Yankees (1942) and Alvin York in Sergeant York (1941) made the American Film Institute's 100 years . . . 100 Heroes and Villains list, all of them heroes.

I did not see the movies Sergeant York or The Pride of the Yankees until they were shown on television and loved them both.