Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
B&W : Nine reels / 8717 feet
Directed by Victor Fleming
Cast: Gary Cooper [‘The Virginian’], Walter Huston [Trampas], Mary Brian [Molly Wood], Richard Arlen [Steve], Chester Conklin [Uncle Hughey], Eugene Pallette [‘Honey’ Wiggin], E.H. Calvert [Judge Henry], Helen Ware [Ma Taylor], Victor Potel [‘Nebraskey’], Tex Young [‘Shorty’], Charles Stevens [Pedro]
Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Screenplay by Howard Estabrook, with dialogue by Edward E. Paramore Jr., from the play adaptation The Virginian by Owen Wister and Kirk La Shelle of the novel The Virginian by Owen Wister. Cinematography by J. Roy Hunt. Sound engineer M.M. Paggi. / © 8 November 1929 (at 12 reels) by Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation [LP835]. Released 9 November 1929. / [?] Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 format or Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format? Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / The film was also released in the USA in a silent version (at 7407 feet) by Paramount Pictures Corporation. The film was restored by UCLA Film and Television Archive, in cooperation with Paramount and Universal. / Full-sound film.
Survival status: Print exists in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Animals: Horses - Children: Infants - Synchronized sound film - Teachers - Weapons: Guns, Pistols
Listing updated: 23 August 2009.
References: Film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.4748; AFI-F2 n. F2.6055; Everson-American pp. 259, 338, 345; Limbacher-Feature p. 267; McGhee-Wayne pp. 144, 151, 152; Sweeney-Coming pp. 134, 147 : AmerCine-199510 p. 99; Variety-19291106 p. 10 : Website-AFI.
Home video: DVD.