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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
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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 »
Before the shootout at the end, both men see that the sun is about to set. And yet the shootout occurs in full sunlight; and when the newlyweds ride off at the end, the sun still hasn't quite set: they are riding off into the sunset. See more »
It's a fair bet that people in 1946 were complaining just as much today about too many remakes and how they didn't make 'em like they used to when confronted with remakes as dull and lifeless as The Virginian. This fourth-time-out-of-the-stable take on Owen Wister's influential novel just trudges through the motions, with even Joel McCrea unable to bring anything to the title role and Sonny Tufts giving an object lesson in bad acting as his simpleton best friend gone bad while Brian Donlevy's black-clad Trampas seems a little short for bad guy duty. Even the immortal "When you say that, smile" moment is thrown away here. Pretty dire.
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