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The Vanishing Virginian (1942)

Passed | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | February 1942 (USA)
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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Robert Yancey
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Rebecca Yancey
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Rosa Yancey
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Margaret Yancey
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James Weldon 'Shirley (as Douglass Newland)
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Grandma Yancey
Juanita Quigley ...
Caroline Yancey
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Joel Yancey
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Robert Yancey Jr.
Leigh Whipper ...
Uncle Josh Preston
Louise Beavers ...
Aunt Emmeline Preston
J.M. Kerrigan ...
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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Studio records list Clarence Badger Jr. and Phyllis Cook as solists in the "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?" number. However, that song was only sung by the Yancey family; the only soloists were Frank Morgan and Kathryn Grayson. It is possible that Morgan's voice was dubbed, but not likely for Grayson. The two in question were probably in a scene which was cut. In any case, they did not appear in the movie. See more »

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Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)
(1887) (uncredited)
Written by Juventino Rosas
Played in part on piano by Natalie Thompson
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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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