The Westerner

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Movie Info

Accused of stealing horses, drifter Cole Harden (Gary Cooper) finds himself before the infamous Judge Roy Bean (Walter Brennan). Aware of the judge's affection for actress Lily Langtree (Lilian Bond), Cole claims to know her and thus receives a suspended sentence. Soon after, Cole falls for an attractive homesteader (Doris Davenport) whose father (Fred Stone) is indirectly killed by Bean's henchmen. Looking for revenge, Cole tracks the judge to a theater where Langtree is set to perform.

Cast & Crew

Gary Cooper
Cole Harden
Walter Brennan
Judge Roy Bean
Doris Davenport
Jane Ellen Mathews
Fred Stone
Caliphet Mathews
Dana Andrews
Hod Johnson
Tom Tyler
King Evans
Lilian Bond
Lily Langtry
Jo Swerling
Screenwriter
Niven Busch
Screenwriter
Dimitri Tiomkin
Original Music
Alfred Newman
Original Music
Gregg Toland
Cinematographer
Daniel Mandell
Film Editor
Robert McIntyre
Casting
James Basevi
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Critic Reviews for The Westerner

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Audience Reviews for The Westerner

  • Nov 06, 2011
    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.
    Jared H Super Reviewer
  • Sep 25, 2010
    Ordinary western especially coming from Wyler. Walter Brennan won an Oscar for this?
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    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.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Mar 11, 2008
    one of my fave coop characters and walter brennan is a riot. directed by william wyler
    Stella D Super Reviewer

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