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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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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 »

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A Wonderful portrayal of life in Lynchburg Virginia
21 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Drawn to this movie on TCM by the name, I was tickled to find it was set in my hometown of Lynchburg. The writer absolutely had to have lived here. I found myself rolling with laughter at parts that I don't think anyone in the country could quite understand in the same way unless they had spent a great deal of time around here. Any former or present resident of Lynchburg must see this gem. I hope movie archivists realize the historical significance of this film and keep it around for posterity. The movie industry was very busy in Virginia at the time, making another favorite of mine, "Virginia" starring Fred MacMurray and Madeleine Carroll that I also recommend. More recently, we were privileged to be in the company of Bill Murray and company during the filming of "What about Bob" at nearby Smith Mountain Lake, Patrick Swayze during the filming of "Dirty Dancing" at Mountain Lake Resort, and in Historic Lexington, Jodie Foster of "Sommersby" and Tom Cruise of "War Of The Worlds" Virginia is also home of TV's "The Waltons" My mother grew up with the real Hamner family in her small hometown of Schuyler where her elementary school was converted into "The Walton Mountain Museum" which features sets from the movie and memorabilia.


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