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The Vanishing Virginian (1942)

Passed  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  February 1942 (USA)
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Lynchburg Virginia is a present day mecca for the influx of Baptists that study there at the world's largest Christian college and for the immigrating retirees that arrive frequently... See full synopsis »

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John William Phelps, Blacksmith
Harlan Briggs ...
Mr. James Thomas Rogard
Katharine Alexander ...
Marcia Marshall Templeton
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Lynchburg Virginia is a present day mecca for the influx of Baptists that study there at the world's largest Christian college and for the immigrating retirees that arrive frequently... See full synopsis »

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The character of "Marcia Marshall" is loosely based on Nancy Astor, who returned for a visit to Virginia in the 1920s after becoming the first woman member of the House of Commons. See more »

Soundtracks

Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?
(1902) (uncredited)
Written by Hughie Cannon
Played on a banjo by Dickie Jones and sung by him, Kathryn Grayson, Natalie Thompson,
Spring Byington, Frank Morgan and Elizabeth Patterson
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Warm and Nostalgic.
28 May 2003 | by (Ky.) – See all my reviews

This is a warm, humorous and sentimental film, based on Rebecca Yancy Williams' memoir of her family in small-town Virginia, circa 1905-1929. The essence of the story is centered on her father, Colonel Bob, and his life long public service. The film also lightly and humorously delves into the issues of the time, i.e. prohibition and women's suffrage. What makes this film a winner for me, is the fine acting of Frank Morgan as Colonel Robert Yancy, and Spring Byington as his wife. Well directed by Frank Borzage, and with MGM topnotch production values, it's worth a look, if sentimental films appeal to you.


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