High Noon

High Noon (1952)

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Corrected entry: This film supposedly takes place at noon, but the shadows vary greatly in direction and size.

Correction: The film takes place one morning, over a time span of just under two hours - from 10.35am to 12.20pm the same day. Obviously the whole film does not take place at noon, only the climactic gun battle does - and it was shot at noon, over four consecutive days. The shadows are just what you would expect throughout the film.

Corrected entry: In the opening, as the three gunmen cross the tracks toward the train station, a helicopter can be seen flying overhead. It stops and turns sideways in the last couple of frames.

Correction: It's not a helicopter, it's a bird.

Corrected entry: Just after Kane's wife and ex-mistress drive past him, there is a crane shot that pulls up and away to show the lawman alone in the streets. As the frame clears the tops of the set, the audience can glimpse the high-rise buildings of Los Angeles in the background.

Correction: After watching this scene, all I saw were tall trees in the background, not the skyline of Los Angeles.

What about the modern electric poles in that shot?

Factual error: During the gun battle, Gary Cooper runs behind a building that has an air-conditioner or swamp cooler installed in a second-floor window. (01:17:30)

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Trivia: The pained expression on Gary Cooper's face throughout the film was genuine; the actor was suffering from a bleeding ulcer at the time of production.

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