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The Virginian
Director: Tom Forman (Dir)
Release Date:   30 Sep 1923
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Cast: Kenneth Harlan  (The Virginian)
  Florence Vidor  (Molly Woods)
  Russell Simpson  (Trampas)
 

Summary: A cowboy from Virginia falls in love with a schoolteacher from New England. He alienates her affection by leading a posse against cattle rustlers and hanging his childhood friend, Steve, who joined the rustlers. Later, when he is wounded, she rescues him and they are married. 

Distribution Company: Preferred Pictures
Production Company: B. P. Schulberg Productions
Director: Tom Forman (Dir)
Producer: B. P. Schulberg (Pres)
Writer: Hope Loring (Scen)
  Louis D. Lighton (Scen)

Subject Major: Courtship
  Cowboys
  Friendship
  New Englanders
  Posses
  Rustlers
  Schoolteachers
  Virginians
  Wyoming

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