“Democracy. So fragile. Mere words on paper unless its citizens stand up to defend it. High Noon nails this fragility of democracy like no other film.” – John Mulholland, writer and director INSIDE HIGH NOON
High Noon 1952
The beloved Western High Noon celebrated its seventieth anniversary this year. In order to commemorate this event, PBS has commissioned an updated version of John Mulholland’s Inside High Noon, a making-of documentary that considers the impact that the Red Scare had on the film’s production. The new version of the documentary addresses contemporary concerns about civic complacency and a lack of cooperation between members of different political parties. Mulholland believes that the film still has the power to resonate with modern viewers and argues that it is necessary to keep telling this story in an age in which younger generations may not be aware of the history behind the Hollywood blacklist.
Zita Short had the opportunity to sit down with Mulholland and discuss what drew him towards this project. Click to Read
The documentary INSIDE HIGH NOON REVISTED explores both the landmark 1952 film High Noon starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Lloyd Bridges, and Katy Jurado, and the gripping story behind its troubled production. Written & directed by John Mulholland, Edited & Produced by Richard Zampella, Executive Produced by Shannon Mulholland & Craig Gilbert.