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The Westerner (1940) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by William Wyler and produced by Samuel Goldwyn.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorWalter BrennanWon
Best Art DirectionJames BaseviNominated
Best WritingStuart N. LakeNominated
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Sam Peckinpah's TV Series "The Westerner"

By Rick29 on Apr 9, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Brian Keith and Spike in The Westerner. Produced in 1960, The Westerner is a tough, realistic TV Western that befits its creator, Sam Peckinpah. The director was already a TV veteran, having written and directed episodes of Gunsmoke, Broken Arrow, and The Rifleman in the 1950s. In fact, he is ofte... Read full article


The Westerner (1940)

By Beatrice on Apr 1, 2014 From Flickers in Time

The Westerner Directed by William Wyler Written by Jo Swerling and Nevin Busch from the story by Stuart N. Lake 1940/USA The Samuel Goldwyn Company First viewing/Netflix rental I enjoyed this rather off-beat Western, chiefly due to its Oscar -winning performance by Walter Brennan. ?Wyler’s d... Read full article


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Wade Harper: We're goin' back to build our fences.
Judge Roy W. Bean: If you do, you better build coffins with them. Now git!


Judge Roy W. Bean: Mr. Harden, it's my duty to inform you that the larceny of an equine is a capital offense punishableby death, but you can rest assured that in this court a horse thief always gets a fair trial before he's hung.


Judge Roy W. Bean: I haven't worn this uniform since Chickamaugie, but it still fits right smart.


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Facts about

This was the last film Samuel Goldwyn produced for United Artists before moving to RKO Radio Pictures in 1941.
Film debut of Forrest Tucker.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 23, 1940 with Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan and Doris Davenport reprising their film roles.
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