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The Virginian (1946)

The Virginian





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In this western, a man befriends a cattle rustler. This causes trouble for a ranch foreman, who is also a friend of the man. The foreman tries to warn his friend that he is in bad company, but the warning goes unheeded and the foreman is eventually forced to hang his friend for rustling. The foreman's lover is appalled and spurns him. Later, the foreman and the real rustler have a shoot out and the foreman is shot. His lover rushes to his side and they are reconciled. On their wedding day, the rustler reappears and they have a showdown. Fortunately, justice prevails.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western
Directed By:
Written By: Howard Estabrook, Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 14, 1996
Paramount Pictures


Joel McCrea
as The Virginian
Barbara Britton
as Molly Wood
Sonny Tufts
as Steve Andrews
Fay Bainter
as Mrs. Taylor
Henry O'Neill
as Mr. Taylor
William Frawley
as Honey Wiggen
Bill Edwards
as Sam Bennett
Minor Watson
as Judge Henry
Tom Tully
as Nebraska
Martin Garralaga
as Spanish Ed
James Burke
as Andy Jones
Al Bridge
as Sheriff
Alan Bridge
as Sheriff
Nana Bryant
as Mrs. Wood
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Critic Reviews for The Virginian

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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for The Virginian


Wow. I was very pleasantly surprised by this film when I stumbled on to it while channel surfing.
McCrea is something in this. It's an archetypal performance.

Morris Nelms

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