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The Virginian (1929)

Passed | | Western | 9 November 1929 (USA)
A good-natured cowboy who is romancing the new schoolmarm has a crisis of conscience when he discovers his best friend is engaged in cattle rustling.

Director:

Victor Fleming

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Owen Wister (by), Kirk La Shelle (by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gary Cooper ... The Virginian
Walter Huston ... Trampas
Mary Brian ... Molly Stark Wood
Richard Arlen ... Steve
Helen Ware ... Mrs. Taylor
Chester Conklin ... Uncle Hughey
Eugene Pallette ... 'Honey' Wiggin
Victor Potel ... Nebrasky
E.H. Calvert ... Judge Henry
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Storyline

Molly Wood arrives in a small western town to be the new schoolmarm. The Virginian, foreman on a local ranch, and Steve, his best fiend, soon become rivals for her affection. Steve falls in with bad guys led by Trampas, and the Virginian catches him cattle rustling. As foreman, he must give the order to hang his friend. Trampas gets away, but returns in time for the obligatory climactic shootout in the streets. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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YOU'LL SEE AND HEAR Thousands of bellowing cattle, cowboys singing as they ride the range, gunfights, campfires crackling, hair-raising drama,rich humor and warm romance. (Print Ad- Toledo News-Bee, ((Toledo, Ohio)) 23 October 1929) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agora ou Nunca See more »

Filming Locations:

Lone Pine, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$425,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Future western movie icon Randolph Scott, from Virginia, was hired as a dialect coach to teach Gary Cooper a Virginia accent, and also has a small non-speaking part in the film. See more »

Goofs

When the posse spots the rustlers, The Virginian says that the posse will split into three parties, then splits them only in two. See more »

Quotes

Steven 'Steve': The only thing I don't like about this stealin' business is the hard work.
Trampas: [laughs] Hard work but easy pickin's.
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Alternate Versions

This movie was also issued in a silent version, with film length of 2257.65 meters. See more »

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Pop! Goes the Weasel
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Seems like a silent movie
22 September 2018 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

The Virginian reminded me of an old "I can't pay the rent!" melodrama. Gary Cooper is the romantic hero, with an enormous amount of eye makeup and an "aw shucks" demeanor that's supposed to win the girl over. The simpering heroine is Mary Brian, a new school teacher in the small western town. She has no character development and easily transfers her affections to whichever guy happens to be around. Walter Huston, with an enormously fake mustache plastered to his lip, is the villain, who actually utters the line, "I'll give you 'til sunset to get out of town."

The movie was made in 1929, so what more do you want? In this very early talkie, it's easy to imagine it as a silent film, with an afternoon of reshoots to record some dialogue. If you pressed mute, you'd still get what was happening in the movie. You can give it a whirl if you think Gary Cooper was cute when he was younger, or if you like silent westerns. If you're careful, you can catch Eugene Pallette in an early role, as well as Randolph Scott in a cameo!


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