A landmark film, that helped define the Western hero as the mythical chivalrous man.
| Original Score: B
| Original Score: 4/5
Gritty early talkie western with two strong central performances.
The Virginian (1929) is a classic western - a film adaptation of Owen Wister's 1902 western play and original novel.
Arguably the best of many screen versions, Fleming's 1929 film was instrumental in shaping Gary Cooper's screen image and in maintaining the Western mythology, specifically the contrast between East and West culture.
| Original Score: B+