The Westerner
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Producer Sam Goldwyn invests his uncommonly acute sense of taste and showmanship in the big-budget period film The Westerner. The title character, played by Gary Cooper, is a drifter who is accused of stealing a horse. He is brought before "The Only Law West of the Pecos": that redoubtable rapscallion Judge Roy Bean, played by Walter Brennan (who won the third of his Oscars for this performance). Cooper saves himself from hanging by pretending that he's intimately acquainted with actress Lily Langtry, the "Jersey Lily" whom Bean worships from afar. Managing to escape… 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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