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The Vanishing Virginian (1942)

Passed | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | February 1942 (USA)
Biography of Robert Yancey, long-term district attorney in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Director:

Frank Borzage

Writers:

Jan Fortune (screenplay), Rebecca Yancey Williams (based on the book by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Frank Morgan ... Robert Yancey
Kathryn Grayson ... Rebecca Yancey
Spring Byington ... Rosa Yancey
Natalie Thompson Natalie Thompson ... Margaret Yancey
Johnny Mitchell ... Jim Shirley (as Douglass Newland)
Mark Daniels ... Jack Holden
Elizabeth Patterson ... Grandma
Juanita Quigley ... Caroline Yancey
Scotty Beckett ... Joel Yancey
Dickie Jones ... Robert Yancey Jr.
Leigh Whipper Leigh Whipper ... Uncle Josh
Louise Beavers ... Aunt Emmeline
J.M. Kerrigan ... John Phelps
Harlan Briggs ... Mr. Rogard
Katharine Alexander ... Marcia Marshall
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Biography of Robert Yancey, long-term district attorney in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Yancey of Virginia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$499,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was a modest success for MGM at the box office earning a profit of $63,000 ($983,000 in 2017) according to studio records. See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)
(1887) (uncredited)
Written by Juventino Rosas
Played in part on piano by Natalie Thompson
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A great movie about life in So. VA at turn of 20th century
6 August 2017 | by dick_taterSee all my reviews

I recently watched this movie on TCM (recorded from a few months ago). I became engrossed in the culture of Southern Virginia at turn of 20th century. This is a great movie (it does have a few foibles--such as making sure Kathryn Grayson gets to sing a lot). I have not seen many movies starring Frank Morgan, but he's great in this one (better than his performance in Wizard of Oz). So is Spring Byington--the two of them carry this story, with assistance from the rest of cast which is very good. I highly recommend this movie if you want a view into the life of an upper middle class family in this era, in Southern VA.


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