Watch The Winning of Barbara Worth
"What was the most eloquent word uttered in the language of the desert?"
- 1 hr 29 min
Legendary leading man Gary Cooper stars in his film debut in The Winning of Barbara Worth. This 1926 silent western centers around Barbara Worth (Vilma Banky), a rancher's daughter living the American Southwest. Raised from an orphan in her small desert community, Worth finds herself at crossroads when she must choose between two lovers. One is a local cowboy who has pined over her for years. The other is an engineer hired to build an irrigation system that will help turn the desert town into a garden paradise. The film is based on the 1911 best-selling novel by Harold Wright.