Code of Honor: The Making of Three Great American Westerns: High Noon, Shane, and the Searchers
The Western film has been a part of American Cinema since the very beginning. High Noon, Shane, and The Searchers are considered the finest Westerns ever made.
Michael F. Blake takes the reader behind the making of all three classics, highlighting the difficult and humorous moments surrounding the making of the movies. The combination of Blake’s knowledge of the film industry (an Emmy-winning makeup artist) and his industrious research, we are now given a greater insight into how these films were made. Using director’s notes, production reports and interviews (Blake’s father played the saloon owner in High Noon), readers will have a better appreciation of what it took to create these classic films.
The book includes a detailed cast and crew listing, as well as many never before seen behind the scene photos.
Praise for Code of Honor: The Making of Three Great American Westerns – High Noon, Shane and The Searchers:
“Code of Honor gives readers a lavishly illustrated insider’s view of the twists and turns that arose during the making of these three Westerns.” – Cowboys and Indians
“If you like westerns, Code of Honor is mandatory reading.” – Palm Beach Post
“Much has been written about Western film, but Blake’s focus and combination of passion and scholarship make this title truly unique.” – Library Journal