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List of Gary Cooper Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. High Noon (1952)
109
5
High Noon
PG
109
5

Newly married U.S. Marshall Will Kane is preparing for retirement with his wife Amy when he gets the news that notorious criminal Frank Miller and his gang are coming to exact revenge on him. Unfortunately, he finds the townspeople, he protected from Miller turn cowards and must face Miller alone. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Marshal Will Kane
Director:
Fred Zinnemann
Genres:
Thriller, Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Drama
2. Sergeant York (1941)
97
5
Sergeant York
97
5

A farmer from Tennessee who is a pacifist is drafted into the World War I. Despite his pacifist inclinations, he becomes one of the most celebrated war heroes.

As:
Cast
Role:
Alvin C. York
Director:
Howard Hawks
Genres:
History, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Stanley Ridges, George Tobias, Joan Leslie
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
3. The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
82
9
The Pride of the Yankees
TV-PG
82
9

The Pride of the Yankees is a biographical film which revolves around the life and career of Lou Gehrig, famed baseball player, whose premature and tragic death had touched the entire nation. The film puts emphasis on his relationship with his parents, especially his mother, and also shows his friendships with players, journalists, as well as his romantic relationship with a woman.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lou Gehrig
Director:
Sam Wood
Genres:
Sport, Romance, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan, Dan Duryea, Babe Ruth
4. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
72
7
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
TV-G
72
7

This romantic comedy drama film tells the story of a small-town poet who inherits a large fortune, after which he is forced to deal with the corruption of city life.  He finds himself constantly hounded by people who wish to take advantage of him.

 

As:
Cast
Role:
Longfellow Deeds
Director:
Frank Capra
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jean Arthur, Lionel Stander, Douglass Dumbrille, George Bancroft
6. Meet John Doe (1941)
69
5
Meet John Doe
69
5

A tramp turns into a national hero and becomes a pawn of big business, thanks to a reporter's fraudulent story.

As:
Cast
Role:
John Doe
Director:
Frank Capra
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Holloway, Walter Brennan, Spring Byington, Edward Arnold
7. Beau Geste (1939)
66
5
Beau Geste
TV-PG
66
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Beau Geste
Director:
William A. Wellman
Genres:
Drama, War, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Susan Hayward, Ray Milland, Broderick Crawford, Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston
8. The Westerner (1940)
56
8
The Westerner
56
8
As:
Cast
Role:
Cole Harden
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Western
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Forrest Tucker, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone
9. The Hanging Tree (1959)
56
5
The Hanging Tree
56
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Joseph 'Doc' Frail
Director:
Vincent Sherman, Karl Malden, Delmer Daves
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Maria Schell, Karl Swenson
11. Vera Cruz (1954)
57
5
Vera Cruz
57
5

Shortly after the American Civil War, two adventurers are hired by Emperor Maximillian to escort a countess named Marie Duvarre to Vera Cruz. Despite their differences, the two agree to work together, since they are being offered a good sum of money. However, things take a turn when on the way, they find a wealth of gold hidden in the stagecoach.

As:
Cast
Role:
Benjamin Trane
Director:
Robert Aldrich
Genres:
Adventure, Western
Star Cast:
12. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
62
8
For Whom the Bell Tolls
62
8

During the Spanish Civil War, an American who is allied with the Republicans is assigned a very important task of blowing up a bridge. He awaits the right time for the task, and soon a young girl named Maria is asked to join him, to assist him in his mission.

As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Jordan
Director:
Sam Wood
Genres:
History, Romance, Adventure, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, Vladimir Sokoloff, Arturo de Córdova
13. Ball of Fire (1941)
41
9
Ball of Fire
41
9

An academic makes up his mind to learn about the evolving American slang to finish working on a comprehensive encyclopedia and chances upon a nightclub performer. She agrees to teach him slang vocabulary in exchange for a place to stay.

As:
Cast
Role:
Prof. Bertram Potts
Director:
Howard Hawks
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Barbara Stanwyck, S.Z. Sakall, Oskar Homolka, Henry Travers
14. Man of the West (1958)
47
3
Man of the West
47
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Link Jones
Director:
Anthony Mann
Genres:
Romance, Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Julie London, Jack Lord, Lee J. Cobb, Arthur O'Connell
15. The Fountainhead (1949)
46
7
The Fountainhead
46
7

The Fountainhead is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a young individualistic architect Howard Roark, who is expelled from college because his design does not fit with the architectural thinking. Meanwhile, he is able to land a job with a like-minded man named Henry Cameron, but he again finds himself in the same spot after Cameron drinks himself to death.

As:
Cast
Role:
Howard Roark
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Patricia Neal, Robert Douglas, Kent Smith, Raymond Massey
16. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
34
2
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
34
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Alan McGregor
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Franchot Tone, C. Aubrey Smith, Richard Cromwell, Guy Standing
18. The Plainsman (1936)
42
3
The Plainsman
42
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Wild Bill Hickok
Director:
Genres:
History, War, Western, Biography, Romance
Star Cast:
Anthony Quinn, Jean Arthur, Charles Bickford, James Ellison, Helen Burgess
19. Lilac Time (1928)
20
6
Lilac Time
20
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. Philip Blythe
Director:
Frank Lloyd, George Fitzmaurice
Genres:
War, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Kathryn McGuire, Colleen Moore, Eugenie Besserer, Burr McIntosh
21. North West Mounted Police (1940)
44
3
North West Mounted Police
44
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dusty Rivers
Director:
Genres:
Action, History, Drama, Western, Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
Cecil B. DeMille, Paulette Goddard, Preston Foster, Madeleine Carroll
22. The Virginian (1929)
35
1
The Virginian
35
1

A ranch foreman hires his old friend for a job, but the two eventually become competing suitors. After the foreman succeeds, his friend joins a local gang of cattle thieves, after which the foreman is forced to have his friend lynched. But later saddled with guilt, he swears to kill the leader of the gang as well. 

As:
Cast
Role:
The Virginian
Director:
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Walter Huston, Mary Brian, Helen Ware, Richard Arlen
23. Ten North Frederick (1958)
38
6
Ten North Frederick
38
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Joseph B. 'Joe' Chapin
Director:
Philip Dunne
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Tully, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Diane Varsi, Suzy Parker
24. Love in the Afternoon (1957)
37
9
Love in the Afternoon
37
9

Love in the Afternoon is a romantic crime comedy film which tells the story of a naive girl who meet and falls for the charms of an ageing playboy, who is also attracted to her. At the same time, her father, who is a detective has been hired to catch the playboy red-handed with the wife of his client.

As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Flannagan
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
25. Garden of Evil (1954)
38
1
Garden of Evil
38
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Hooker
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Romance, Western, Action, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Richard Widmark, Rita Moreno, Susan Hayward, Cameron Mitchell, Hugh Marlowe
26. Distant Drums (1951)
46
5
Distant Drums
46
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. Quincy Wyatt
Director:
Raoul Walsh
Genres:
Action, Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Arthur Hunnicutt, Ray Teal, Richard Webb, Mari Aldon
27. Wings (1927)
19
3
Wings
PG-13
19
3

Winner of the first Academy Award for Best Picture in 1927, Wings is about two best friends whose mutual attraction towards the same woman puts their friendship at risk. At the same time, a girl from their hometown wastes away as she longs for one of the men.  

As:
Cast
Director:
William A. Wellman, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast
Genres:
Romance, Drama, War, Action
Star Cast:
Clara Bow, El Brendel, Richard Tucker, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers
28. Springfield Rifle (1952)
42
3
Springfield Rifle
42
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Maj. Alex 'Lex' Kearney
Director:
André De Toth
Genres:
War, Western
Star Cast:
Philip Carey, Paul Kelly, David Brian, Phyllis Thaxter
29. Operator 13 (1934)
18
3
Operator 13
18
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. Jack Gailliard
Director:
Richard Boleslawski
Genres:
Romance, Western, History, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Hattie McDaniel, Sterling Holloway, Marion Davies, Ted Healy, Jean Parker
30. The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)
34
2
The Story of Dr. Wassell
34
2

The Story of Dr. Wassell is a war film inspired by the war-time activities of Dr. Corydon M Wassell during the Second World War. The film portrays how Dr. Wassell coordinates the wounded servicemen and leads them to safety, after the American forces withdraw from Java, before the Japanese invasion. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Corydon M. Wassell
Director:
Genres:
Drama, War, Adventure, Action, Romance
Star Cast:
Victor Borge, Cecil B. DeMille, Dennis O'Keefe, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso
31. Morocco (1930)
23
0
Morocco
23
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Légionnaire Tom Brown
Director:
Josef von Sternberg
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Marlene Dietrich, Adolphe Menjou, Ullrich Haupt, Eve Southern
32. Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)
25
4
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
25
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Michael Brandon
Director:
Ernst Lubitsch
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Claudette Colbert, David Niven, Edward Everett Horton, Elizabeth Patterson
33. Along Came Jones (1945)
38
1
Along Came Jones
38
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Melody Jones
Director:
Stuart Heisler
Genres:
Romance, Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
Loretta Young, Dan Duryea, William Demarest, Frank Sully
34. The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)
34
3
The Cowboy and the Lady
34
3

Mary Smith, the bored daughter of presidential hopeful Horace Smith, is living a scandal-free life. She falls in love with cowboy Stretch Willoughby who hates high society. Mary pretends to be a maid hiding her true identity and the two get married. Life gets complicated as both of her lives catch up with one another. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Stretch
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Merle Oberon, Walter Brennan, Patsy Kelly, Fuzzy Knight
35. Design for Living (1933)
18
5
Design for Living
18
5
As:
Cast
Role:
George Curtis
Director:
Ernst Lubitsch
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Edward Everett Horton, Franklin Pangborn
36. A Farewell to Arms (1932)
36
3
A Farewell to Arms
36
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Frederic Henry
Director:
Frank Borzage
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Helen Hayes, Jack La Rue, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Philips
37. The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926)
17
3
The Winning of Barbara Worth
17
3

After her parents’ death while trying to cross the California desert, Barbara is rescued and raised by a rancher. Fifteen years later, an engineer comes to their settlement with the task of diverting the Colorado River and begins to vie with a local cowboy for Barbara’s affection. But his task is not easy as his employer refuses to release the required fund, resulting in catastrophic flood. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Abe Lee
Director:
Henry King
Genres:
Drama, Western, Romance
Star Cast:
Paul McAllister, Ronald Colman, Vilma Bánky, Charles Lane
38. Desire (1936)
21
1
Desire
21
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Bradley
Director:
Frank Borzage
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
William Frawley, Marlene Dietrich, John Halliday, Ernest Cossart
39. Peter Ibbetson (1935)
19
2
Peter Ibbetson
19
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Peter Ibbetson
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Ida Lupino, Douglass Dumbrille, John Halliday, Ann Harding
40. The Texan (1930)
26
0
The Texan
26
0
As:
Cast
Role:
aka 'Quico,' The Llano Kid Enrique
Director:
John Cromwell
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Emma Dunn, Fay Wray, Oscar Apfel, James A. Marcus
41. The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)
29
3
The Wreck of the Mary Deare
29
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Gideon Patch
Director:
Michael Anderson
Genres:
Adventure, Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Michael Redgrave, Emlyn Williams, Cecil Parker
42. City Streets (1931)
19
2
City Streets
19
2

Nan Cooley is falsely implicated in the murder of bootlegger, Blackie, by the actual murderer, her father Pop Cooley. To free Nan, her boyfriend, The Kid, is forced to join the mob. When Nan is released, she catches the eye of mob chief Big Fella Maskal leading to a deadly confrontation between him and The Kid. 

As:
Cast
Role:
The Kid
Director:
Rouben Mamoulian
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Film-Noir, Crime
Star Cast:
Paulette Goddard, Paul Lukas, William 'Stage' Boyd, Sylvia Sidney
43. Saratoga Trunk (1945)
28
0
Saratoga Trunk
28
0

Clio Dulaine is the illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic New Orleans family who returns home to take revenge on those who wronged her mother. On her journey, she meets Texan gambler Clint Maroon, who is on a revenge path himself against railroaders who ruined his father. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Colonel Clint Maroon
Director:
Sam Wood
Genres:
Western, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Ingrid Bergman, Flora Robson, Jerry Austin, John Warburton
44. Task Force (1949)
27
1
Task Force
27
1

Naval Aviator, Jonathan L. ‘Scotty’ Scott, has served 28 years in the American navy and has advocated the power of aircraft carriers. When Pearl Harbor is attacked by the Japanese, Lieutenant Commander Scott, first with USS Enterprise, and later with the USS Franklin proves the worth of aircraft carriers in a war. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jonathan L. Scott
Director:
Delmer Daves
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Wyatt, Danny Kaye, Walter Brennan, Julie London, Wayne Morris, Bruce Bennett
45. Souls at Sea (1937)
20
0
Souls at Sea
20
0

After he learns that the ship he is working on is carrying slaves, Taylor, a sailor and abolitionist, plans the release of the slaves from his vessel. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Michael 'Nuggin' Taylor
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Alan Ladd, Frances Dee, Harry Carey, George Raft, Henry Wilcoxon
46. It (1927)
11
2
It
11
2
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Josef von Sternberg, Clarence G. Badger
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Clara Bow, Antonio Moreno, William Austin, Priscilla Bonner
47. They Came to Cordura (1959)
29
3
They Came to Cordura
29
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Major Thomas Thorn
Director:
Robert Rossen
Genres:
History, Adventure, War, Drama, Western
Star Cast:
Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin, Richard Conte, Tab Hunter
48. If I Had a Million (1932)
14
2
If I Had a Million
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Steve Gallagher
Director:
Norman Taurog, William A. Seiter, Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Z. McLeod, H. Bruce Humberstone
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Charles Laughton, W. C. Fields, Jack Oakie, George Raft, Richard Bennett
49. The Spoilers (1930)
14
1
The Spoilers
14
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Roy Glenister
Director:
Edwin Carewe
Genres:
Western, Action
Star Cast:
Kay Johnson, William 'Stage' Boyd, Betty Compson, Harry Green
50. The Eagle (1925)
10
3
The Eagle
10
3
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Clarence Brown
Genres:
History, Drama, Romance, Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
George Nichols, Albert Conti, James A. Marcus, Vilma Bánky
51. The General Died at Dawn (1936)
20
0
The General Died at Dawn
20
0

In a turbulent China, an American mercenary O'Hara is assigned to aid the arms supply of the authorities of a province destroyed by a brutal warlord General Yang. However, while on his way to Shanghai to purchase arms, he meets and falls for Judy Perrie whose father is associated with Yang.

As:
Cast
Role:
O'Hara
Director:
Lewis Milestone
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Adventure, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
William Frawley, Akim Tamiroff, Madeleine Carroll, Porter Hall, Dudley Digges
52. Cloak and Dagger (1946)
20
0
Cloak and Dagger
20
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Prof. Alvah Jesper
Director:
Genres:
Film-Noir, Thriller, War, Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Lilli Palmer, Robert Alda, J. Edward Bromberg, Vladimir Sokoloff
53. The Real Glory (1939)
20
4
The Real Glory
20
4

Set against the backdrop of the Moro Rebellion in 1906, the film focuses on the bravery and dedication of a small American contingent stationed at the Philippine island of Mindanao, where the local population is being regularly killed and abducted by Moro guerrillas. The main task of the contingent is to train the native Philippine Constabulary so that they can defend themselves.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Bill Canavan
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
History, War
Star Cast:
Broderick Crawford, David Niven, Reginald Owen, Andrea Leeds
54. Old Ironsides (1926)
10
2
Old Ironsides
10
2

Old Ironsides is a silent historical drama film which takes us to the 19th century, and shows the events surrounding the feud between the US Navy and the Barbary pirates. The story is set around a young boy who sets off on a ship and on the journey, he falls for a woman named Esther. Things turn upside down when the ship is attacked by pirates.

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
James Cruze
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Charles Farrell, Wallace Beery, George Bancroft, Esther Ralston
55. Seven Days Leave (1930)
11
1
Seven Days Leave
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Kenneth Downey
Director:
Richard Wallace
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Beryl Mercer, Daisy Belmore, Nora Cecil, Tempe Pigott
56. The Wolf Song (1929)
11
3
The Wolf Song
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Lash
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Western, Romance
Star Cast:
Louis Wolheim, Michael Vavitch, Lupe Velez, Constantine Romanoff
57. You're in the Navy Now (1951)
22
1
You're in the Navy Now
22
1

You’re in the Navy Now is a 1951 comedy film, which tells us the story of a newly commissioned Navy officer during the World War II, who wants duty at sea, but is instead assigned to an experimental project. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. John W. Harkness
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Comedy, War
Star Cast:
Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Eddie Albert, Jane Greer, John McIntire, Lee Marvin
58. The Vanishing American (1925)
12
1
The Vanishing American
12
1

Booker, an Indian hater, steals some of the best horses from the Indians, along with some of his men. Therefore, Nophie, one of the leaders of the tribals, decides to complain to Booker’s seniors, but doesn’t get any fair  response from the white people. Shortly after, an Army captain comes looking for the horses that booker was supposed to have bought from them. Lured by false promises of a better life, the Indians decide to bring horses for the army and even enlist, hoping for a better future.

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
George B. Seitz
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Lois Wilson, Noah Beery, Malcolm McGregor, Richard Dix
59. Children of Divorce (1927)
11
1
Children of Divorce
11
1

Jean and Ted grew up together in an affluent society, but they are both children of divorced parents, which is why they have a cynical attitude towards relationships and marriage. Jean and Ted however develops feelings for one another, but things take a turn after another woman Kitty tricks Ted into marrying her, although she loves another man.

As:
Cast
Role:
Edward D. 'Ted' Larrabee
Director:
Frank Lloyd, Josef von Sternberg
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Clara Bow, Esther Ralston, Einar Hanson, Norman Trevor
60. Alias Jesse James (1959)
17
0
Alias Jesse James
17
0

Foolish insurance agent Milford Farnsworth unwittingly sells life insurance worth US $100000 to notorious outlaw Jesse James. Farnsworth is then sent to the West to protect James, to protect the investment. But Jesse plans on killing Farnsworth and he must survive while falling in love with the beautiful Cora Lee Collins. 

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Norman Z. McLeod
Genres:
Western, Comedy, Romance
61. The Naked Edge (1961)
14
1
The Naked Edge
14
1

When businessman, Jason Root, is murdered, the only two people present at the scene are George Radcliffe and Donald Heath. Heath is found guilty on George’s testimony but when a letter with a blackmail threat from one Jeremy Gray turns up accusing George of the crime, his wife Martha takes it upon herself to find the truth. 

As:
Cast
Role:
George Radcliffe
Director:
Michael Anderson
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Diane Cilento, Deborah Kerr, Hermione Gingold, Eric Portman
62. The Wedding Night (1935)
13
2
The Wedding Night
13
2

Bankrupt novelist, Tony Barrett, and his wife, Dora, are forced to move into Tony’s run-down farm in Connecticut. There Tony’s neighbor buys a piece of his land and Dora returns to New York. Tony stays behind and becomes romantically involved with his neighbor’s daughter Manya. Tragedy strikes the night Manya weds her fiancé, Fredrick. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Tony Barrett
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Sig Ruman, Ralph Bellamy, Helen Vinson, Anna Sten
63. One Sunday Afternoon (1933)
12
1
One Sunday Afternoon
12
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Biff Grimes
Director:
Stephen Roberts
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Neil Hamilton, Roscoe Karns, Fay Wray, Frances Fuller
64. Only the Brave (1930)
11
0
Only the Brave
11
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. James Braydon
Director:
Frank Tuttle
Genres:
Romance, War
Star Cast:
Mary Brian, Phillips Holmes, Morgan Farley, James Neill
65. Bright Leaf (1950)
14
2
Bright Leaf
14
2

Brant Royle returns to his hometown in Kingsmont, North Carolina, to build a new tobacco company and go up against tobacco magnate, Major Singleton, who had driven Brant and his father out of town. While Brant manages to win initially, his marriage to Singleton’s daughter Margaret contributes to his downfall. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Brant Royle
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Lauren Bacall, Patricia Neal, Jack Carson, Donald Crisp
66. The Shopworn Angel (1928)
11
1
The Shopworn Angel
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
William Tyler
Director:
Richard Wallace
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Paul Lukas, Roscoe Karns, Nancy Carroll, Emmett King
67. Dallas (1950)
22
3
Dallas
22
3

Blayde Hollister seeks revenge on Marlow brothers who killed his family in Georgia. In his pursuit he is helped by retiring Marshal Wild Bill Hickok. Hollister switches identity with the new Dallas marshal Martin Wetherby and one after another kills his enemies. A love triangle between Hollister, Wetherby and his fiance Tonia also begins.

As:
Cast
Role:
Blayde 'Reb' Hollister
Director:
Stuart Heisler
Genres:
Western, Romance
Star Cast:
Barbara Lee Payton, Ruth Roman, Steve Cochran, Raymond Massey, Barbara Payton
68. Casanova Brown (1944)
17
1
Casanova Brown
17
1

Casanova Brown is about to marry Madge when he finds out his former wife Isabel has had their baby girl and wants to put her up for adoption. Brown steals the baby and marries motel maid Monica to prove that he has a stable home. Unfortunately, both Madge and Isabel turn up to confront him. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Casanova
Director:
Sam Wood
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Teresa Wright, Anita Louise, Frank Morgan, Edmund Breon
69. Blowing Wild (1953)
14
2
Blowing Wild
14
2

After their oil rig is blown up, Jeff Dawson and "Dutch" Peterson return to the town, looking for work.  There they meet "Paco" Conway, their old friend who has struck rich and is now married to Jeff’s ex, Marina. Although initially unwilling, circumstances force Jeff to accept a job under Paco; but he must now learn to ignore Marina’s romantic overtones. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jeff Dawson
Director:
Hugo Fregonese
Genres:
Western, Adventure, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Barbara Stanwyck, Anthony Quinn, Ruth Roman, Ward Bond
70. Good Sam (1948)
17
1
Good Sam
17
1

Good Sam is a drama film, based on a book of the same name by Dete Meserve. The film tells the story about an unknown person who leaves cash on seemingly random doorsteps, and an investigative news reporter who tries to find out this person’s identity. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Clayton
Director:
Leo McCarey
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
William Frawley, Ray Collins, Ann Sheridan, Edmund Lowe, Joan Lorring
71. I Take This Woman (1931)
12
2
I Take This Woman
12
2

I Take This Woman is a romantic drama film which tells the story of Kay Dowling, the spoilt daughter of a wealthy New Yorker. Due to her troublesome behavior, her father sends her off to one of his ranches in Ursula. While spending her days on the ranch with her good-humored aunt Bessie, she begins to fall for one of the cowhands. She gets married to him impulsively, but soon after, she regrets her decision as she longs for her comfort in the mansion.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tom McNair
Director:
Marion Gering
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Carole Lombard, Lester Vail, Helen Ware, Charles Trowbridge
72. Nevada (1927)
12
0
Nevada
12
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Nevada
Director:
John Waters
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
William Powell, Thelma Todd, Philip Strange, Ernie Adams
73. The Drug Store Cowboy (1925)
10
0
The Drug Store Cowboy
10
0
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Park Frame
Genres:
Western, Action, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jean Arthur, Robert Walker, Franklyn Farnum, Malcolm Denny
74. Arizona Bound (1927)
8
2
Arizona Bound
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dave Saulter
Director:
John Waters
Genres:
Action, Western
Star Cast:
El Brendel, Betty Jewel, Jack Dougherty, Christian J. Frank
75. Riders of the Purple Sage (1925)
10
1
Riders of the Purple Sage
TV-G
10
1

Jim Carson is a lawman who is on a mission to find Millie, his sister and her young kid who were kidnapped by a wicked attorney named Lew Walters, along with his group of hoodlums. He manages to take down Walters’ cronies one after the other, but things get complicated after he learns that Walters has assumed the identity of a powerful judge.

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Lynn Reynolds
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Tom Mix, Warner Oland, Beatrice Burnham, Arthur Morrison
76. Doomsday (1928)
9
0
Doomsday
9
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Arnold Furze
Director:
Rowland V. Lee
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Florence Vidor, Lawrence Grant, Charles A. Stevenson, Tom Ricketts
77. Now and Forever (1934)
12
3
Now and Forever
12
3

Con-artist, Jerry Day, is married to Toni who wishes for a stable life with a family. When Jerry brings home his daughter, Pennie, from his late first wife’s rich family, he decides to change his ways for better. But finding it difficult to provide for his family, he gets lured into joining in a jewel theft. How will this affect his daughter? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jerry Day
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Shirley Temple, Carole Lombard, Guy Standing, Charlotte Granville
78. Hollywood Boulevard (1936)
8
2
Hollywood Boulevard
8
2
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Robert Florey
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Halliday, Robert Cummings, C. Henry Gordon, Marsha Hunt
79. A Man from Wyoming (1930)
11
2
A Man from Wyoming
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Baker
Director:
Rowland V. Lee
Genres:
Romance, War
Star Cast:
Regis Toomey, June Collyer, Morgan Farley, E.H. Calvert
80. Wild Horse Mesa (1925)
8
1
Wild Horse Mesa
8
1
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
George B. Seitz
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Jack Holt, Billie Dove, Noah Beery
81. Alice in Wonderland (1933)
10
3
Alice in Wonderland
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
White Knight
Director:
Norman Z. McLeod
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Cary Grant, Sterling Holloway, W. C. Fields, Roscoe Ates, Leon Errol, Richard Arlen
82. It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1951)
13
0
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology
13
0

Told in eight episodes, the film covers different facets of American culture and spirit. It all begins with a professor being asked by a fellow passenger during a train journey if he loves America, to which he responds by counter-asking, “Which America”. The simple question leads to the unfolding of diverse layers of American ethos.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Texas
Director:
Don Weis, William A. Wellman, Clarence Brown, John Sturges, Charles Vidor
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
83. Make Me a Star (1932)
8
3
Make Me a Star
8
3

Make me a Star is a romantic comedy film, which revolves around Merton Gill, who longs to become a cowboy actor, and therefore, he leaves his hometown to try his luck in Hollywood. However, when his acting abilities are not appreciated, an actress starts to think that he might be a good comedian instead. 

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
William Beaudine
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Claudette Colbert, Maurice Chevalier, Fredric March, Stuart Erwin, Joan Blondell, Florence Roberts
84. Devil and the Deep (1932)
8
2
Devil and the Deep
8
2

The Devil and the Deep is a drama film, which tells the story of a British submarine officer who goes crazy after learning that his wife is having an affair. Therefore, he thinks of a way to kill her and her lover. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Sempter
Director:
Marion Gering
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Laughton, Cary Grant, Tallulah Bankhead, Paul Porcasi
85. His Woman (1931)
13
1
His Woman
13
1

Sally, a young woman masquerades as the daughter of a missionary in order to get on a ship bound for America. But things get ugly when she is assaulted by a man named Gatson. However, Captain Sam comes to her rescue, and knocks Gatson overboard. Soon, Captain Sam develops feelings for the girl, but it is put to the test when he discovers her questionable past.

As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Sam Whalan
Director:
Edward Sloman
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Claudette Colbert, Joseph Calleia, Averell Harris, Hamtree Harrington
86. The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938)
20
1
The Adventures of Marco Polo
20
1

Famed Venetian explorer Marco Polo and his assistant Binguccio, travel to Peking to seek out the palace of Chinese Emperor Kublai Khan. Upon reaching, Marco becomes a favorite of the Khan and also falls in love with the Princess Kukachin. However, he has to contend with the emperor’s devious adviser, Ahmed, who wants to overthrow the Khan. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Marco Polo
Director:
Archie Mayo, John Cromwell
Genres:
Biography, Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Lana Turner, George Barbier, Basil Rathbone, Binnie Barnes
87. Fighting Caravans (1931)
15
1
Fighting Caravans
15
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Clint Belmet
Director:
Otto Brower, David Burton
Genres:
Western, Romance
Star Cast:
Lili Damita, Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall, Fred Kohler
88. Return to Paradise (1953)
16
6
Return to Paradise
16
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Morgan
Director:
Mark Robson
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Barry Jones, Roberta Haynes, Moira Walker, John Hudson
89. Beau Sabreur (1928)
9
0
Beau Sabreur
9
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Maj. Henri de Beaujolais
Director:
John Waters
Genres:
Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
Roscoe Karns, William Powell, Evelyn Brent, Noah Beery
90. Half a Bride (1928)
8
1
Half a Bride
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. Edmunds
Director:
Gregory La Cava
Genres:
Romance
Star Cast:
William Worthington, Freeman Wood, Esther Ralston, Mary Doran
92. Paramount on Parade (1930)
7
2
Paramount on Parade
7
2

This musical film involves several stars such as Maurice Chevalier, Clara Bow, Skeets Gallagher, William Powell, and multiple stars, who appear in musical numbers.

As:
Cast
Director:
Frank Tuttle, Edmund Goulding, Edwin H. Knopf, Victor Heerman, A. Edward Sutherland
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Maurice Chevalier, Jean Arthur, Fredric March, Clara Bow, George Bancroft, Rosita Moreno
93. Starlift (1951)
7
0
Starlift
7
0

An Air Force crewman, Rick, lies to Neil Wayne, a film star, that he is headed to the war zone, in order to impress her. She eventually develops a liking for him, but chaos ensues, when she finds out that he was lying. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Roy Del Ruth
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
James Cagney, Doris Day, Jane Wyman, Gene Nelson, Ruth Roman, Janice Rule
94. Dick Turpin (1925)
5
1
Dick Turpin
5
1
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
John G. Blystone
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Carole Lombard, Alan Hale, Kathleen Myers, Tom Mix
95. The Legion of the Condemned (1928)
7
1
The Legion of the Condemned
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Gale Price
Director:
William A. Wellman
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Lane Chandler, Fay Wray, Barry Norton, Francis McDonald
96. Today We Live (1933)
9
0
Today We Live
9
0

Young British woman, Diana Boyce Smith, is engaged to Lt. Claude Hope, serving as a British naval officer during World War I. When Diana’s estate in Kent, is bought by American Richard Bogard, she and Richard fall in love. However, the war and Diana’s commitment to Claude will change their lives forever. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Bogard
Director:
Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson
Genres:
Romance, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, Roscoe Karns, Robert Young
97. North Star (1925)
5
1
North Star
5
1
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Paul Powell
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Clark Gable, Strongheart the Dog, Virginia Lee Corbin, Stuart Holmes, Ken Maynard
98. The Last Outlaw (1927)
9
0
The Last Outlaw
9
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Sheriff Buddy Hale
Director:
Arthur Rosson
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Betty Jewel, Jack Luden, Herbert Prior, Jim Corey
99. Boum sur Paris (1953)
7
1
Boum sur Paris
7
1
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Maurice de Canonge
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gregory Peck, Charles Boyer, Jacques Pills, Danielle Godet, Armand Bernard
100. Betrayal (1929)
7
0
Betrayal
7
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Andre Frey
Director:
Lewis Milestone
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Esther Ralston, Emil Jannings, Jada Weller, Douglas Haig
102. Lightnin' Wins (1926)
3
0
Lightnin' Wins
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Harding
Director:
Alan James
Genres:
Short, Thriller
Star Cast:
Eileen Sedgwick, Lightning the Dog, Frank Lackteen, Zalla Zarana
103. The First Kiss (1928)
7
0
The First Kiss
7
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Mulligan Talbot
Director:
Rowland V. Lee
Genres:
Romance
Star Cast:
Paul Fix, Lane Chandler, Fay Wray, Leslie Fenton
104. The Thundering Herd (1925)
5
0
The Thundering Herd
5
0
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
William K. Howard
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Lois Wilson, Jack Holt, Raymond Hatton, Charles Ogle,
105. The Lucky Horseshoe (1925)
4
1
The Lucky Horseshoe
4
1
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
John G. Blystone
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Western, Romance
Star Cast:
J. Farrell MacDonald, Malcolm Waite, Billie Dove, Tom Mix
106. The Johnstown Flood (1926)
7
0
The Johnstown Flood
7
0
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Irving Cummings
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Janet Gaynor, Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, George O'Brien, Florence Gilbert, Anders Randolf
107. The Voice of Hollywood No. 13 (Second Series) (1932)
5
0
The Voice of Hollywood No. 13 (Second Series)
5
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Mack D'Agostino
Genres:
Comedy, Short, Music
Star Cast:
Jackie Cooper, John Wayne, Thelma Todd, George Bancroft
108. The Last Hour (1923)
5
0
The Last Hour
5
0
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Edward Sloman
Genres:
Crime
Star Cast:
Alec B. Francis, Pat O'Malley, Milton Sills, Carmel Myers
109. The Enchanted Hill (1926)
4
1
The Enchanted Hill
4
1
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Irvin Willat
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Jack Holt, Mary Brian, George Bancroft, Noah Beery
110. The Trail Rider (1925)
5
0
The Trail Rider
5
0
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
W.S. Van Dyke
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Carl Stockdale, Buck Jones, Nancy Deaver, Lucy Fox
111. Three Pals (1926)
3
0
Three Pals
3
0
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Wilbur McGaugh, Bruce Mitchell
Genres:
Romance
Star Cast:
Josef Swickard, Marilyn Mills, William H. Turner, Martin Turner
112. Tricks (1925)
4
1
Tricks
4
1
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Bruce Mitchell
Genres:
Western, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Marilyn Mills, J. Frank Glendon, Gladys Moore, Miles McCarthy
113. Watch Your Wife (1926)
4
0
Watch Your Wife
4
0
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Svend Gade
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Virginia Valli, Nat Carr, Albert Conti, Pat O'Malley
114. Lightnin' Flashes (1926)
4
1
Lightnin' Flashes
4
1
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Hans Tiesler
Genres:
Thriller, Short
Star Cast:
Eileen Sedgwick, Lightning the Dog
115. Thundering Speed (1926)
6
1
Thundering Speed
6
1
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Bit part
Director:
Alan James
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Eileen Sedgwick

Gary Cooper Awards

Academy Awards
High Noon Best Actor in a Leading Role 1953
Sergeant York Best Actor in a Leading Role 1942
Golden Globe Awards
High Noon Best Actor - Drama 1953