Madison & Co. General Supplies

There's so much detail in the Great Movie Ride and in each movie genre scene we see, there's small tributes to various films that defined that genre.  Today we're looking at part of the western scene and in particular, a store front we see before the big bank robbery scene (assuming you're being hijacked by a cowboy).

The Madison * Co. General Supplies store looks like your average wild west store front, but it's actually referring to a scene from a classic western film.  This is where the first shot was fired between the town Marshall and the villain Frank Miller, in the film "High Noon" (1952) featuring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly and Lee Van Cleef.

High Noon has the distiniction of being one of the best western movies ever made, having been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".  The film is #27 on the American Film Institute's 2007 list of great films.

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Ever seen something in Hollywood Studios and wondered why it was placed there by Disney's Imagineers? Matt Hochberg leads you on a regular look at the hidden details in Hollywood Studios and explains why it's there.


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