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Discover More About the "High Noon" Screenplay

Just the facts, and everything else you should know.

Carl Foreman's "High Noon" script is ranked 75th on WGA's list of the 101 Greatest Screenplays ever written (so far).

Okay, so in addition to the film's logline and poster are some of the most important details about the script. You'll notice that we've attached a "classification" label inside of a color-coded border. For a better understanding of the screenplay's source, have a look at the "Glossary" a little further down.

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Now, let's go through what we have for you today.

Take a look at the "High Noon" logline.

A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at 'high noon' when the gang leader, an outlaw he 'sent up' years ago, arrives on the noon train. IMDb

"High Noon" Screenplay Details.

Whether you're a fan or an aspiring screenwriter, here are some important particulars you'll want to know.

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Okay, here are the facts:

Image of the High Noon movie poster from 1952.
Type ...
SCANNED
Version ... Final
Date ... [undated]
Pages ... 112 + 5
Genres ... DramaThrillerWestern
Screenplay ... Carl Foreman
IMDb ID ... 0044706

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Glossary

Wondering about the screenplay's origin? Here's what we know.

DUPLICATE
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It's the same, but different.

All right, so our understanding is that a professional screenwriter retyped the original script. Think of it as a modern-day "photocopy." So, that means you'll see all of the original author's spelling, grammatical, and/or formatting anomalies.

FYC
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For Your Consideration.

When you see a script labelled as "FYC", it's as good as gold! FYC screenplays are made public each year during what is commonly referred to as "awards season." Rest assured, we got this right from the author or studio.

ORIGINAL
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Official, authentic, real.

Like FYC screenplays, this is an official copy provided by the studio or original author.

REPLICA
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Unofficial reproduction.

This is a tricky one to explain. On one hand, this screenplay is an unofficial copy. On the other, it's formatted and transcribed by a professional writer and not a fan. Basically, that's why we've chosen to list it. So, although the typesetting and dialogue may be accurate, the scenarios and action blocks are likely not the works of the original credited screenwriter.

SCANNED
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Digitized version of the screenplay-actual.

Using a scanner, the paper version of the ORIGINAL script was digitized. Yep, it's that simple.

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