The Westerner

  • 1940
  • 100 min
  • HD
Drama, Romance, Western

Subtitles: English

Starring: William Wyler, Jo Swerling, Niven Busch, Stuart N. Lake, W.R. Burnett, Lillian Hellman, Oliver La Farge, Dudley Nichols,

Rating: 7.5

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.