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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 78
Notable as: Action/AdventureGenre: Western, Black-and-white, Action/AdventureMain subject: capital punishmentNarrative location: TexasRuntime: 99 - 102 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: William WylerScreenwriter: Jo Swerling, Niven Busch, W. R. Burnett, Lillian Hellman, Oliver La FargeMusic: Alfred NewmanCinematography: Gregg TolandStars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Fred Stone, Doris Davenport, Forrest Tucker, Paul Hurst, Dana Andrews, Tom Tyler, Lupita Tovar, Chill Wills, Lilian Bond, Charles Coleman, Charles HaltonProducer: Samuel GoldwynStudio: Samuel Goldwyn ProductionsAwards won: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Walter Brennan)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Black and White
Academy Award for Best Story
Award details: (details at IMDb)
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The Westerner is a 1940 American film directed by William Wyler and starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, and Doris Davenport. Written by Niven Busch, Stuart N. Lake, and Jo Swerling, the film is about a self-appointed hanging judge in Vinegaroon, Texas who befriends a saddle tramp who opposes the judge's policy against homesteaders. The film is often remembered for one of Walter Brennan's best performances, as Judge Roy Bean, which led to his winning his record-setting third Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. James Basevi and Stuart N. Lake also received Academy Award nominations for Best Art Direction, Black and White and Best Story respectively.


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