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Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper

Birthdate: May 7, 1901

Deathdate: May 13, 1961

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Frank James “Gary” Cooper (May 7, 1901 – May 13, 1961) was an American film actor. He was renowned for his quiet, understated acting style and his stoic, individualistic, emotionally restrained, but at times intense screen persona, which was particularly well suited to the many Westerns he made. His career spanned from 1925 until shortly before his death, and comprised more ... ...detailed bio


The Naked Edge (1961)

The film follows the aftermath of a theft and murder, especially the fears of Martha Radcliffe (Kerr), who, as she investigates the crime, increasingly suspects her husband George Radcliffe (Cooper), whose testimony in court convicted the main suspect, of being the real culprit. Only at the end o...

The Hanging Tree (1959)

Joseph Frail—doctor, gambler, gunslinger—rides into town looking to set up a business. He passes by the "hanging tree," an old oak with a thick branch over which has been slung a noose. He rescues Rune, a sluice robber who has been shot, and forces him into indentured servitude. A stagecoach is r...

They Came to Cordura (1959)

In 1916, as U.S. soldiers wage war against Pancho Villa's Mexican troops, Army Major Thomas Thorn (Gary Cooper) is assigned to be a battlefield observer and reward heroism. He has been suggested for this duty by a Colonel Rogers (Robert Keith), who is 63 years old and impatiently yearning to be p...

The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)

A merchant marine captain, Gideon Patch (Gary Cooper) decides to stay aboard a sinking ship, in order to prove that it was sabotaged to collect insurance on cargo that had secretly been off-loaded at Rangoon.

Alias Jesse James (1959)

Milford Farnsworth (Hope) is a bumbling insurance agent who unknowingly sells a life insurance policy to the outlaw Jesse James (Wendell Corey). Farnsworth is sent out West to protect the insurance company's investment by "protecting" James. James has his own plans to have Farnsworth killed whil...

Man of the West (1958)

Reformed outlaw Link Jones (Gary Cooper), travels to Crosscut, Texas to catch a train to Fort Worth, where he intends to use the savings of his community of Good Hope to hire a schoolteacher. On the train platform, Sam Beasley (Arthur O'Connell) speaks with Link briefly, rousing the suspicions of...

Ten North Frederick (1958)

In April 1945, outside the titular address in the fictional town of Gibbsville, Pennsylvania, a radio reporter is describing the funeral of distinguished attorney Joseph Chapin. While his shrewish wife Edith delivers his eulogy, daughter Ann thinks back to Joe's fiftieth birthday celebration fiv...

Love in the Afternoon (1957)

Young French cello student Ariane Chavasse (Audrey Hepburn) eavesdrops on a conversation between her father, widowed private detective Claude Chavasse, and his client, "Monsieur X". After learning of his wife's daily trysts with American business magnate Frank Flannagan (Gary Cooper), Monsieur X ...

Friendly Persuasion (1956)

Jess Birdwell (Gary Cooper) is a farmer and patriarch of the Birdwell family whose worldliness is forever coming in conflict with his being a Quaker. Jess's wife Eliza (Dorothy McGuire) is a deeply religious woman and is steadfast in her refusal to engage in violence of any sort. Jess's daughter ...

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)

Brigadier General William Mitchell tries to prove the worth of the Air Service as an independent service by sinking a battleship under restrictive conditions agreed to by Army and Navy. He disobeys their orders to limit the attack to bombs under 1,000 pounds and instead loads 2,000 pounders. With...

Garden of Evil (1954)

En route to California to prospect for gold, Hooker (Gary Cooper), Fiske (Richard Widmark), and Luke Daly (Cameron Mitchell) stop over in a tiny Mexican village. The three men and Vicente Madariaga (Victor Manuel Mendoza) are hired by a desperate Leah Fuller (Susan Hayward) to rescue her husband ...

Vera Cruz (1954)

During the Franco-Mexican War, ex-Confederate soldier Ben Trane (Cooper) travels to Mexico seeking a job as a mercenary. He falls in with Joe Erin (Lancaster), a lethal gunslinger who heads a gang of cutthroats (including Ernest Borgnine, Jack Elam, Charles Bronson, and Archie Savage). They are ...

Blowing Wild (1953)

Blowing Wild is a 1953 film starring Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, and Anthony Quinn in a love triangle set in a Latin American oilfield. Ruth Roman also stars and adds to the romantic entanglements. Frankie Laine sang the title song, "Blowing Wild (The Ballad of Black Gold)".

Return to Paradise (1953)

Mr. Morgan (Cooper) washes up on an island in the South Pacific, ruled by Pastor Corbett (Barry Jones), a missionary who rules as a religious despot. Morgan stays on the island despite his conflicting with Corbett and has an illegitimate child, Turia (Moira Walker), by island native Maeva (Haynes...

Springfield Rifle (1952)

Charged with wartime cowardice, Major Lex Kearney is drummed out of the Union Army with a dishonorable discharge. His disgrace is complete, wife Erin even informing him that their ashamed son has run away. What no one knows is that Kearney has accepted a fake discharge so that he can carry out a...

High Noon (1952)

Will Kane (Gary Cooper), the longtime marshal of Hadleyville, New Mexico Territory, has just married pacifist Quaker Amy Fowler (Grace Kelly) and turned in his badge. He intends to become a storekeeper elsewhere. Suddenly, the town learns that Frank Miller (Ian MacDonald)—a criminal Kane brought ...

Starlift (1951)

Air Force flyers Rick Williams (Ron Hagerthy) and Mike Nolan (Dick Wesson) attempt to meet Nell Wayne (Janice Rule), a (fictitious) film star performing in a star-studded musical in San Francisco. Rick and Nell were both from the same small town, but had never met. Mike attempts to convince both ...

It's a Big Country (1951)

On a train, when a fellow passenger makes a comment about America, a traveling professor asks: "Which America?" Multiple tales of American life then unfold. Mrs. Riordan, an elderly lady from Boston, is upset at not being counted in the 1950 census. She asks a newspaper editor named Callaghan to ...

You're in the Navy Now (1951)

At Norfolk Naval Base in the opening months of World War II, Lieutenant John W. Harkness (Cooper), a newly commissioned officer, bids goodbye to wife Ellie (Jane Greer) and reports aboard the PC-1168 unaware that his civilian background in engineering and his Rutgers education has elected him, by...

Distant Drums (1951)

In 1840, U.S. Army General Zachary Taylor sends out Lieutenant Tufts and scout Monk to a remote Florida island home where the reclusive Captain Quincy Wyatt lives with a 5-year-old son. The soldiers' mission is to rescue men and women taken prisoner by Seminole warriors. One of them, Judy Beckett...