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The Westerner

The Westerner (1940)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1940 Wide

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The town of Vinegaroon, TX, is the home to Judge Roy Bean (Walter Brennan), who calls himself "The Only Law West of the Pecos." Bean keeps a saloon, where he also conducts trials, using his office to get fat on fines and the seizure of property, and hanging most of those who get in his way, sometimes more than one a day. Cole Hardin (Gary Cooper) is a saddle-tramp brought in on a charge of stealing a horse belonging to Bean's chief stooge, Chickenfoot (Paul Hurst). Hardin's conviction by a jury

Sep 29, 1998

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Gary Cooper gives a commanding performance in William Wyler's popular 1940 Western, which features Walter Brennan in an Oscar-winning turn

May 11, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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An offbeat melodramatic Western with added comedy that makes the villain a more arresting subject than the hero.

July 27, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Ordinary western especially coming from Wyler. Walter Brennan won an Oscar for this?
January 25, 2011
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jay nixon

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I saw this on TV because I was bored. I hate westerns, and this movie didn't grab my interest, so I didn't watch the whole thing. From what I saw it didn't look like a great movie.
September 21, 2010
ajv2688

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one of my fave coop characters and walter brennan is a riot. directed by william wyler
March 14, 2008
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Stella Dallas

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This is some great stuff! I really enjoyed it. And it was released in 1940? Man, has this movie aged well or what? It really holds up today.
November 6, 2011
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