- Director Fred Zinnemann said that the black smoke billowing from the train is a sign that the brakes were failing. He and the cameraman didn't know it at the time, and barely got out of the way. The camera tripod snagged itself on the track and fell over, smashing the camera, but the film survived and is in the movie.
- Lee Van Cleef's feature debut.
- Produced by Stanley Kramer, and directed by Fred Zinnemann, High Noon was used as an allegory in Hollywood for those who stood up to HUAC by refusing to cooperate with their blacklisting efforts.
- Lee van Cleef does not have a word of dialogue.
- The pained expression on Kane's ('Cooper, Gary' 's) face throughout the film was entirely realistic, as Cooper had a bleeding ulcer at the time.
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