Gary Cooper made a career out of Westerns. He was a real-life cowboy from Montana who went to Hollywood to do stunt riding and then became a star. He also made almost a second career out of deflating his own myth. This is the first entry in a series of films that includes The Westerner, Along Came Jones and High Noon. Cooper and Oberon are both pretending to be something they're not. Oberon is a society dame pretending to be just another Rodeo groupie and Cooper is sensitive soul trapped in the life of a womanizing roughneck. This may not be a true Western as it has a contemporary setting and is really more about the jaded life a show business, but it is funny and sexy and has an above average script. My main exposure to Oberon was in Wuthering Heights and I was pleasantly surprised that she could handle light comedy. This fun little movie is in my top ten favorite Gary Cooper films.