DIRECTED BY STUART GILMORE
DIRECTED BY STUART GILMORE
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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 Rod Crawford
Joel McCrea ... The Virginian
Brian Donlevy ... Trampas
Sonny Tufts ... Steve Andrews
Barbara Britton ... Molly Wood
Fay Bainter ... Mrs. Taylor
Tom Tully ... Nebraska
Henry O'Neill ... Mr. Taylor
Bill Edwards ... Sam Bennett
William Frawley ... Honey Wiggen
Paul Guilfoyle ... Shorty
Marc Lawrence ... Pete
Vince Barnett ...Baldy
Frances Goodrich ... (screenplay) and
Albert Hackett ... (screenplay)
Howard Estabrook ... (adaptation)
Owen Wister ... (based on the novel by)(play)
Kirk La Shelle ... (play) (as Kirk LaShelle) and
Edward E. Paramore Jr. ... (screenplay) (uncredited)
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. It received its first telecast in Philadelphia Monday 2 March 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10), followed by St. Louis 25 April 1959 on KMOX (Channel 4), by Chicago 6 May 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2), by Los Angeles 20 February 1960 on KNXT (Channel 2), by New York City 30 July 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2), and by San Francisco 9 May 1961 on KPIX (Channel 5). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so most vintage film showings were still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. It was released on DVD 31 March 2011 as part of the Universal Vault Series, and again on 12 March 2013 as part of Universal's Classic Westerns: 10-Movie Collection; since that time, it's also been aired occasionally on both Turner Classic Movies and Encore's Western Channel.
When Molly first arrives at her cabin, she hears an animal howling. Mr Taylor says it is a coyote.
But what we hear is actually the howl of a wolf. A coyote's cry is a barking, whining sound.
Joel McCrea is wearing a jacket in the bar when he learns that Brian Dunlevy wants to see him. He wasn't wearing a jacket when he left his fiancée in the hotel lobby.
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.
The color of Molly's horse changes.
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