- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.4/10
- Director: William Wyler
- Country: English
- Year: 1940
- Duration: 100 min
- Genres: Drama,Romance,Western,
- Production: The Samuel Goldwyn Company
Judge Roy Bean, a self-appointed hanging judge in Vinegarroon, Texas, befriends saddle tramp Cole Harden, who opposes Bean’s policy against homesteaders.
Cole Harden just doesn’t look like a horse thief, Jane-Ellen Matthews tells Judge Roy Bean as she steps up to the bar. Cole says he can’t take it with him as he empties all of his coins on the bar to buy drinks for the jury. He notices two big pictures of Lily Langtry behind the bar. Sure, Cole has met the Jersey Lily, whom the hanging judge adores, even has a lock of her hair. Hanging is delayed for two weeks, giving Cole time to get in the middle of a range war between cattlemen and homesteaders and to still be around when Lily Langtry, former mistress of Edward VII who became an international actress, arrives in Texas.
Gary Cooper, Doris Davenport, Forrest Tucker, Chill Wills, Dana Andrews, Trevor Bardette, Lucien Littlefield, Walter Brennan, Fred Stone, Paul Hurst, Lilian Bond, Charles Halton, Tom Tyler,