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The Man Called Noon (1973)

Un hombre llamado Noon (original title)
An amnesiac gunfighter, aided by a sympathetic outlaw, tries to discover his own identity and past.

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Noon
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Rimes
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Fan Davidge
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Judge Niland
Patty Shepard ...
Peg Cullane
Ángel del Pozo ...
Ben Janish (as Angel del Pozo)
Howard Ross ...
Bayles
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Kissling
José Jaspe ...
Henneker (as Jose Jaspe)
Charly Bravo ...
Lang (as Charley Bravo)
Ricardo Palacios ...
Brakeman
Fernando Hilbeck ...
Ford
José Canalejas ...
Cherry (as Jose Canalejas)
Julián Ugarte ...
Christobal (as Julian Ugarte)
Barta Barri ...
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Noon is a gunfighter who has become amnesiac. Helped by Rimes, an outlaw who has befriended him, he tries to figure out who he is actually. It gradually appears that his wife and kid have been murdered. As time goes by, Noon also recalls a fortune hidden somewhere. Niland, a scheming judge, and Peg Cullane, a greedy will do everything to prevent Noon and Rimes from achieving their end while Fan Davidge, a woman living in a ghost town, will support them. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Trivia

Finnish censorship visa # 81720 delivered on 3-5-1973. See more »

Quotes

Noon: Are you coming?
Rimes: Yeah, I figure you might need me...if only to put a marker on your grave.
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a simple movie but beautifully executed

reviewers on this page complain that this is just another ordinary western - that's the same as saying that the Taj Mahal is just another house - which it is - but what a house!

OK, this is not the Taj Mahal of anything but it is a western in which somebody took the time to find the right angles to shoot from and the right beautiful music to accompany everything with. This time and care put in, changes this film from being a trivial western into being a nicely mysterious experience with imagery that stick to the mind.

The mystery - it is true - is not so much in the dialogue as in the silence between the spoken words. The action is not as important as the scenery in which it takes place.

In the end you are left with a feeling of surprising satisfaction for something that on the surface seems trivial indeed.


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