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The Virginian (1914)

Passed | | Western | 7 September 1914 (USA)
A good-natured but chivalrous cowboy romances the local schoolmarm and leads the posse that brings a gang of rustlers, which includes his best friend, to justice.

Director:

Cecil B. DeMille

Writers:

Owen Wister (novel), Kirk La Shelle (scenario)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dustin Farnum ... The Virginian
Jack W. Johnston ... Steve
Sydney Deane Sydney Deane ... Uncle Hughey
William Elmer ... Trampas
Winifred Kingston ... Molly Wood
James Griswold James Griswold ... Stage Driver
Horace B. Carpenter ... Mexican Henchman
Tex Driscoll ... Henchman Shorty
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Storyline

Wyoming schoolteacher Molly Wood is attracted to a cowboy known as "The Virginian." He has to help hang his best friend Steve when the latter falls in with a bunch of cattle thieves led by Trampas. Eventually the Virginian must take on the bad guys and get the girl. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A virginiai See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$17,022 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1994: AMC print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The actual credit for Cecil B. DeMille on the film is: "Picturized by Cecil B. De Mille." See more »

Goofs

As the Virginian and his posse approach the rustlers, it is clearly daylight, but when the camera cuts to the outlaws' campfire, it is clearly night. See more »

Quotes

Molly Wood: [to the stage driver] I insist that you throw that disgusting liquor away immediately, you brute!
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Alternate Versions

In 1994, American Classic Movies Company copyrighted and broadcast a 55-minute version with a piano score, but no other details were given. See more »

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Version of The Virginian (2000) See more »

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"The Virginian" is For Pardners
11 October 2007 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Dustin Farnum is "The Virginian", a cow-puncher who arrives to settle in Bear Creek, Wyoming; where, he meets, and falls in "lov" (sic) with newly arrived schoolteacher Winifred Kingston (as Molly Wood). His life is complicated when his best friend Jack W. Johnston (as Steve) gets involved with town gangster William 'Billy' Elmer (as Trampas).

The part, early on, with Mr. Farnum and Hosea Steelman (as Lin McLean) exchanging guests' babies while they dance and drink whiskey, is amusing. There are some interestingly set-up outdoor shots from director Cecil B. DeMille. The story is sometimes odd; for example, Mr. Johnston takes up with Mr. Elmer, it's stated, as Farnum "neglects" him to be with Ms. Kingston. Later, Johnston writes something on a newspaper - "good by (unreadable) i couldn't speak to you without (unreadable) the baby Steve". I watched it with my finger on still, and still couldn't figure it out. Among the featured players. Johnston delivered the best performance. Farnum and Kingston, who had just co-starred in "The Squaw Man" (1914), would later marry.

***** The Virginian (9/7/14) Cecil B. DeMille ~ Dustin Farnum, Winifred Kingston, Jack W. Johnston


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