The Westerner

The Westerner

DVD - 2014
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Walter Brennan's Academy Award winning portrayal of "Judge" Roy Bean, along with the Academy Award-nominated story. Judge Roy Bean is a hard-nosed judge who dispenses his own unique brand of justice. Cole Harden, a stranger accused of stealing horses, attempts to talk himself out of the hangman's noose and the two men end up with a grudging friendship, until Bean's deadly scheming against the homesteaders puts the two on opposite sides
Publisher: [California?] : [Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.], [2014]
Copyright Date: ©1940
Branch Call Number: DVD Westerner 1940
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in

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VonHafenstaaad
Sep 16, 2017

Of the great Hollywood westerns, "The Westerner" is not often mentioned. It captures the spirit of the old west with great accuracy and humor. One may question the plot line, but Judge Roy Bean was indeed infatuated with the Jersey Lilly. As I recall, Walter Brennen won an Oscar for his role in this film. It is perhaps his finest role and also one of Gary Cooper's. The cinematography by Greg Toland is amazing.
This is good wholesome, innocent fun with a touch of dark humor. It is one of my absolute favorites.

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Derringer
Sep 21, 2016

At the heart of this classic Western yarn rests the complex relationship that unexpectedly transpires between Judge Roy Bean and a lanky stranger named Cole Harden who's a suspected horse thief.

Walter Brennan, as Judge Roy Bean, is a fascinating character who's burdened with a strange sense of morality and a fanatical obsession for the international stage actress, Lily Langtry..... Brennan won an Oscar for his wonderful portrayal of Bean.

As a classic Cowboy flick (from 1940) - You really need to see The Westerner for yourself to fully appreciate all of its subtle charm and rugged appeal.

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garycornell
Sep 19, 2014

Great story with Director William Wyler at the helm. The Westerner stars Gary Cooper, but my favorite actor in the film is Walter Brennan. He plays Judge Roy Bean, who runs his courtroom in his own saloon. Gary Cooper is supported with a fine cast of Forest Tucker, Chill Wills and Dana Andrews. In 1940, Walter Brennan received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He would go on to have a total of 3 such awards. He was well loved then and now for this acting ability. With Gary Cooper on board this western is ready to ride. KCLS has only two copies, but only one is checked out at present, so you have a good chance of seeing "The Westerner" very soon!

voisjoe1 Aug 25, 2013

Walter Brennan, as Judge Roy Bean, won an Oscar for his role (best supporting actor) and Gary Cooper won my respect for being a great actor. This was a great classic western with these two leads as semi-friends and semi-enemies. You can never tell which and that is one of the great strengths of this film. Forest Tucker has a significant role in his first film. Dana Andrews was in it also, but somehow he slipped by without me detecting him in an early role in his career.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jul 02, 2012

One of the best of the West.... Released in 1940 - The Westerner is a really excellent tale concerning the land disputes in Texas (between the cattlemem and the homesteaders) getting way out of hand... At the heart of this classic Western yarn rests the complex relationship that unexpectedly transpires between Judge Roy Bean and a lanky stranger named Cole Harden who's a suspected horse thief.... As a classic Cowboy tale, you really need to see The Westerner for yourself to fully appreciate it for all of its subtle charm and rugged appeal.

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