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The Westerner (1940)

100 min - Action, Western, Romance - 18 September 1940
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Drifter Cole Harden is accused of stealing a horse and faces hanging by self-appointed Judge Roy Bean, but Harden manages to talk his way out of it by claiming to be a friend of stage star Lillie Langtry, with whom the judge is obsessed, even though he has never met her. Tensions rise when Harden comes to the defense of a group of struggling homesteaders who Judge Bean is trying to drive away.

Director:  William Wyler
Stars:  Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone, Forrest Tucker, Paul Hurst, Chill Wills, Lilian Bond, Dana Andrews, Charles Halton, Trevor Bardette, Tom Tyler, Lucien Littlefield, C.E. Anderson, Stanley Andrews, Arthur Aylesworth, Bill Beauman, Hank Bell, Gertrude Bennett, Danny Borzage, Charles Coleman, Heinie Conklin, Philip Connor, Buck Connors, Frank Cordell, Jim Corey, Joe De La Cruz, Helen Foster, William Gillis, Roger Gray, Aleth Hansen, Lew Kelly, Connie Leon, Art Mix, Corbet Morris, Buck Moulton, Jack Pennick, Julian Rivero, Henry Roquemore, Annabelle Rousseau, Miriam Sherwin, William Steele, Phil Tead, Lupita Tovar, Blackjack Ward, Ted Wells

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Storyline

Drifter Cole Harden is accused of stealing a horse and faces hanging by self-appointed Judge Roy Bean, but Harden manages to talk his way out of it by claiming to be a friend of stage star Lillie Langtry, with whom the judge is obsessed, even though he has never met her. Tensions rise when Harden comes to the defense of a group of struggling homesteaders who Judge Bean is trying to drive away.



Tagline: THE RAW UNTAMED ADVENTUROUS WEST...LIVES AGAIN!

Genres: Action, Western, Romance

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  18 September 1940

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Samuel Goldwyn Company, The

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 40 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Walter Brennan {“Judge Roy Bean”} – WON
ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) — James Basevi
WRITING (Original Story) — Stuart N. Lake


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