Synopsis: Double Feature: HIGH NOON, 1952, Paramount, 85 min. Dir. Fred Zinnemann. No movie hero ever walked taller than Gary Cooper in HIGH NOON. As Marshal Will Kane, he’s ready to turn in his badge and settle down with his new wife (Grace Kelly) until he learns a criminal is arriving on the noon train bent on revenge. When the locals turn a deaf ear to Kane’s pleas for help (even deputy Lloyd Bridges refuses), the lawman must face a gang of killers alone.
AIRPLANE! 1980, Paramount, 88 min. Dirs. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker. After the entire crew of an airplane becomes ill in flight, the survival of everyone on board depends on disgraced Navy pilot Ted Stryker (Robert Hays). Will he be able to safely land the plane? The quintessential movie spoof that spawned an entire genre of parody films, the original still holds up as one of the brightest comedic gems of the 1980s.