High Noon Monologue
|High Noon by John W. Cunningham & Carl Foreman|
|Age (range):||18 - 55|
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All right. There's gonna be fighting when Kane and Miller meet. And somebody's gonna get hurt, that's for sure. Now, people up North are thinking about this town -- thinking mighty hard, thinking about sending money down here to put up stores and to building factories. It'll mean a lot to this town, an awful lot; but if they're gonna read about shooting and killing in the streets, what are they gonna think then? I'll tell ya.
They're going to think this is just another wide-open town. And everything we worked for will be wiped out. In one day, this town will be set back five years. And I don't think we can let that happen.
Mind you, you all know how I feel about this man. He's a mighty brave man. A good man. He didn't have to come back here today, and for his sake and the sake of this town I wish he hadn't. Because if he's not here when Miller comes, my hunch is there wont be any trouble. Not one bit. Tomorrow we'll have a new marshall and if we can all agree here to offer him our services, I think we can handle anything that comes along. To me that makes sense. To me thats the only way out of this. Will, I think you better go while there's still time. It's better for you and it's better for us.