Oscar Movies: High Noon (1952)

United Artists (Stanley Kramer production)

Oscar Nominations: 7

Picture, produced by Stanley Kramer
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Screenplay: Carl Foreman
Actor: Gary Cooper
Film Editing: Elmo Williams and Harry Gerstad
Scoring: Dimitri Tiomkin
Song: “High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin'), music by Dimitri Tiomkin, lyrics by Ned Washington

Oscar Awards: 4

Actor
Song
Editing
Scoring

Oscar Context

The most nominated films in 1952 were Fred Zinnemann's Western “High Noon,” John Huston's “Moulin Rouge,” and John Ford's rustic romance “The Quiet Man,” each with 7 nods including Best Picture. But the winner was “The Greatest Show on Earth,” winning two of its five nods. The fifth nominee was the historical drama “Ivanhoe,” which received three but lost in each of its categories.

The Directing Oscar went to John Ford for “The Quiet Man,” and the Screenplay Oscar to Charles Schnee for Minnelli's melodrama, “The Bad and the Beautiful.”