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List of Western movies/films with performances by Gary Cooper, listed alphabetically with movie trailers when available. These Gary Cooper Western roles include starring, supporting and cameo appearances. You can sort these Gary Cooper Western movies for additional information as well, such as who directed the films and when they were released. Over the years Gary Cooper has become known for playing characters in Western movies, so this list is the perfect resource for finding some you haven't already seen.

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This list answers the questions, "What Western movies has Gary Cooper been in?" and "What are the best Gary Cooper Western roles?"

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Alias Jesse James is a 1959 American Western comedy film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and starring Bob Hope and Rhonda Fleming. Based on a story by Robert St. Aubrey and Bert Lawrence, the film is about an outlaw who tries to kill an insurance agent who has been mistaken for him in order to collect on a big policy. Costumes by Edith Head. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper, James Garner, Roy Rogers, + more

Initial Release: 1959

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

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Along Came Jones is a 1945 Western comedy film starring Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, William Demarest, and Dan Duryea, in which Cooper mercilessly spoofs his own slow-talking cowboy persona. The movie was adapted by Nunnally Johnson from the novel Useless Cowboy by Alan Le May, and directed by Stuart Heisler. The film's ironic title probably inspired the popular 1959 Coasters song "Along Came Jones" written by Leiber and Stoller; songwriter Mike Stoller had studied orchestration under Arthur Lange, the composer of the film's score. Much of the movie was shot at the widely filmed Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, Calif. This was the only feature film produced by Cooper during his long movie ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, Dan Duryea, William Demarest

Initial Release: 1945

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

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#40 on The Best '40s Western Movies

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Dallas is a film directed by Stuart Heisler released on December 30, 1950. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Gary Cooper, Raymond Massey, Barbara Payton, Leif Erickson, Jerome Cowan, + more

Initial Release: 1950

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

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Distant Drums is a 1951 "Florida Western" film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Gary Cooper. It is set during the Second Seminole War in the 1840s, with Cooper playing an Army captain who destroys a fort held by the Seminole Indians then retreats into the Everglades while under chase. The actual location of the fort in the film was the historic Castillo de San Marcos. The enduring legacy of this movie is the earliest known use of the Wilhelm scream sound effect, originally used to vocalize a character being torn to pieces by an alligator. The title of Pedro Almodóvar's film Tacones lejanos is a reference to the Spanish title of this film. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Gary Cooper, Ray Teal, Richard Webb, Arthur Hunnicutt, Robert Barrat, + more

Initial Release: 1951

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

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#42 on The Best 50s Western Movies

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