Gary Cooper's first all-talkie, this film adaptation of Owen Wister's popular novel established Cooper's heroic image in the public eye. As the title character, Cooper is foreman of a Wyoming ranch. He gives a job to an old friend, Richard Arlen, with whom he is vying for the affections
of schoolmarm Mary Brian. Cooper wins out and Arlen goes bad, taking up with local villain Walter Huston to rustle cattle from Cooper's herd. Cooper catches his friend changing brands and warns him, but when Arlen is later caught stealing cattle again, along with two other rustlers, Cooper
oversees the lynching of all three. Plagued by guilt, Cooper swears to get Huston, whom he kno...