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The Virginian (1946)

Approved  |   |  Romance, Western  |  5 May 1946 (USA)
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Arriving at Medicine Bow, eastern schoolteacher Molly Woods meets two cowboys, irresponsible Steve and the "Virginian," who gets off on the wrong foot with her. To add to his troubles, the ... See full summary »

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Arriving at Medicine Bow, eastern schoolteacher Molly Woods meets two cowboys, irresponsible Steve and the "Virginian," who gets off on the wrong foot with her. To add to his troubles, the Virginian finds that his old pal Steve is mixed up with black-hatted Trampas and his rustlers...then finds himself at the head of a posse after said rustlers; and Molly hates the violent side of frontier life. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The All-Time Best-Selling Love Story of the West... Now On the Screen In Spectacular Technicolor!

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5 May 1946 (USA)  »

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Owen Wister's American Classic: The Virginian  »

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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Joel McCrea is wearing a jacket in the bar when he learns that Brian Dunlevy wants to see him. He wasn't wearing a jacket when he left his fiancée in the hotel lobby. See more »

Quotes

Virginian: When you call me that, smile.
Trampas: With a gun against my belly, I always smile.
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Hollywood western. Nuff said.
23 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

The Virginian is a western is a western that hovers to produce huffs and puffs in its onset, exuding no ideas but gradually developing one as the movie goes on. Joel Mccrea a top leading man from the thirties in dramas, comedies, romances and of course to many, he is Sullivan of "Sullivan's travels" is good in the lead. He has that Matthew Mcconaughey thing, not great movie star glimmer but mid-range star wattage. The story of rustling is pervaded by a story of judging and punishing an old friend giving it some depth. The writing team of Goodrich and Hackett, one of the best screenplay writers ever, deliver great dialogue that director Stuart Gilmore fails to improve on visually and the last eight minutes of this movie is the whole plot and movie of High Noon. Seriously!


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