The Westerner
The Westerner (1940)

In this film, the title character, played by Gary Cooper, is a drifter who is accused of stealing a horse. He is brought before the redoubtable rapscallion Judge Roy Bean. Cooper saves himself from hanging by pretending that he's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1940
DVD Release Date: September 29, 1998
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Bob Baker
Time Out

Toland's landscapes are superb.

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Emanuel Levy

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

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An offbeat melodramatic Western with added comedy that makes the villain a more arresting subject than the hero.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Ordinary western especially coming from Wyler. Walter Brennan won an Oscar for this?
Jared H
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.
Aj V
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… More
Stella Dallas
one of my fave coop characters and walter brennan is a riot. directed by william wyler