Here’s an Italian re-release poster for High Noon (1952). Note that Lee Van Cleef has achieved third billing, that John Wayne and Jeffrey Hunter (lifted from The Searchers) appear in the lower right corner, and that it plugs the theme song by Frankie Laine. Some of the other information is actually correct.
This is to mark Olive Films’ announcement of a 60th Anniversary Edition of High Noon on DVD and Blu-ray, scheduled for July 12. Gary Cooper won a Best Actor Oscar for this one, widely considered one of the greatest Westerns ever made. There are a thousand stories about this film, from its transformation in editing to it inspiring Howard Hawks and John Wayne to make Rio Bravo (1959). Its cast is one of the genre’s best: Cooper, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado, Grace Kelly, Otto Kruger, Lon Chaney, Henry Morgan, Robert J. Wilke, Jack Elam, John Ducette — and, of course, Lee Van Cleef.
Another announcement: Olive Films has a Blu-ray (and new DVD) of Don Siegel’s Invasion Of The Body Snatchers in the works.