The Westerner

directed by William Wyler
Category: "Western"
Year of Release:1940
Date Added:01/10/2008
Date Watched:10/08/2009
Description:Cole Hardin (Gary Cooper) just doesn't look like a horse thief, Jane-Ellen Matthews (Doris Davenport)tells Judge Roy Bean (Walter Brennan) as she steps up to the bar...

And when the real thief walks into the bar, Cole escapes the hanging he was sentenced to. He visits Jane-Ellen to thank her and discovers that her father and the other homesteaders are being harrassed by Bean and his cattlemen cronies. He tries to make peace, but when the cattlemen kill Jane-Ellen's father and burn their home, he vows revenge. He gets himself deputized and faced off against Bean when the judge visits Fort Davis to see Lilly Lantry, whom he idolizes. Cole kills Bean and returns to marry Jane-Ellen
My Rating:6

Reviews for The Westerner

Review - Westerner, The

I almost gave it a 7. The first part was very slow moving and oddly funny, but then people started getting killed and the ending was goofy. Walter Brennan was an odd choice to play Bean, but somehow it worked. Just a weird movie.
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