High Noon (1952)
Fred Zinnemann directs this classic western starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. A just-married and newly retired small town sheriff, Will Kane (Cooper), stays on the job one more day in order to face up to a vengeful outlaw due to arrive on the noon train. As the clock slowly ticks towards the appointed hour, Kane realises he must also contend with the objections of his pacifist Quaker bride (Kelly) and the indifference of the townsfolk, who are willing to sacrifice him to ensure their own safety. The film received seven Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director and won four with Cooper picking up the Best Actor award.