The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, 1972
- Paul Newman
- Anthony Perkins
- Ava Gardner
- Ned Beatty
- Jacqueline Bisset
- Stacy Keach
- Bill McKinney
- Roddy McDowall
visit the film locations
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean: Judge Roy Bean’s combination saloon, courthouse and opera house: the real Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center, Langtry, Texas
Mythmaking script by ultra-rightist poseur John Milius, saved by director John Huston’s quirky treatment.
The real town of Langtry, where eccentric Judge Bean embodied the ‘law west of the Pecos’, is named in honour of Bean’s obsession, singer Lily Langtry.
What you'll want to visit, though, is Bean’s unique combination of saloon, courthouse and opera house, which has been preserved as the Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center.
Langtry is on US 90, southwest Texas near the Mexican border.