The Westerner

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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.

  1. William Wyler


  2. Niven Busch


  3. Jo Swerling


  4. Stuart N. Lake


Top Billed Cast

  1. Gary Cooper

    Gary Cooper

    Cole Harden

  2. Walter Brennan

    Walter Brennan

    Judge Roy Bean

  3. Doris Davenport

    Doris Davenport

    Jane Ellen Mathews

  4. Fred Stone

    Fred Stone

    Caliphet Mathews

  5. Forrest Tucker

    Forrest Tucker

    Wade Harper

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The Westerner
The Westerner



Status Released

Release Information

  • September 18, 1940


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget -

Revenue -



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