The Westerner
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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 made up of Bean's hangers-on (with the undertaker, played with low-key comic… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Gary Cooper gives a commanding performance in William Wyler's popular 1940 Western, which features Walter Brennan in an Oscar-winning turn"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"An offbeat melodramatic Western with added comedy that makes the villain a more arresting subject than the hero."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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