The Virginian

Synopsis: Molly Wood arrives in a small western town to be the new schoolmarm. The Virginian, foreman on a local ranch, and Steve, his best fiend, soon become rivals for her affection. Steve falls in with bad guys led by Trampas, and the Virginian catches him cattle rustling. As foreman, he must give the order to hang his friend. Trampas gets away, but returns in time for the obligatory climactic shootout in the streets.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Victor Fleming
Production: Paramount Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

Get along there, dogie!

...she wears a big white hat,

... and I bet your life when I'm in town,

the dudes all hit the flat!"

Come along!

Here we are in Nebraska, and I'm telling

you I'm packing a powerful thirst!

Me for a can of them plums!

I'm going over to Jim's Place and get

a quart of his best juice!

And get off in a corner and

slowly strangle it to death!

Well, I'll be gol-darned!

Steve, you ornery old, low-down

son of a bull-beaver!

You gol-danged buzzard!

- What are you doing here?

- Oh, nothing special!

Well, come inside! I can listen your lies

much better with a drink under my belt!

It's been a long time, boy!

I bet you still drink

that rot-gut bourbon!

I wouldn't insult my stomach with

that red-grain water you drink!

One rye and one bourbon, padre!

Say, I heard about you being a foreman.

Kept me laughing for most of a week!

- What have you been doing?

- Oh, you know...

You no-count weasel!

Just the same as always!

- You're no-count to nobody nowhere!

- That so? Well, I can have my fun!

I ain't been wasting my time working

like you.

Here's mud!

Well, I'll be a ...

Let's see, it's been about 4 years since

we burned up the border down in Texas.

- That's right!

- Ain't you ever going to settle down?

Me? Why should I?

I kinda expected you

at the last roundup.

How about working for me

at the Box H?

Maybe I will...for awhile.

- I bet you five.

- Well, Steve...

I reckon I've got to learn you

all over again!

That's a bet!

Pardon, ma'am. Could I welcome a

stranger with a shot of liquor?

Look out for this hombre! He don't mean

nothing he says and he's flat broke!

Senior, that's too bad!

- And you? - I can toast you with rye

and bourbon until the sun goes down!

- Should we start now?

- Why not?

- You buzzard!

- Stand back, this lady drinks with me!

Two rye and one bourbon, Joe!

- Hello, Trampas!

- Hello, boys!

Rotten whiskey!

Put you boys in line to make some real

money and you throw it away like...

...ordinary cowhands!

Go ahead! Squeeze each other out then

I'll sit down and take it away from you!

Them that don't, Lord soften

their hard hearts!

I don't know what the argument is

between these 2 cowhands ma'am,

but whatever it is, I can settle it

fair and square my favor!

- Howdy, Trampas! When did you blow in?

- Hello, Steve!

Just blowed in to beat your

time with this lady!

Ain't that so, ma'am?

But I promised to drink with these guys!


Well, you and me are leaving, see?

Just one minute please.

Don't look like you're beating anybody's

time, Trampas. Not even your own.

I ain't arguing with you, sweetheart.

I'm telling you!

Please, no argument Trampas.

We're getting along just fine.

Not that it's any of your business!

Who's talking to you?

I'm talking to you, Trampas.

When I want to know anything from you

I'll tell you.

Long-legged son-of-a...

If you want to call me that...!

With a gun against my belly, I ...

...I always smile.

Mucho lucky, Trampas!

That fellow is a good shot!

He keeps the Mexicans

jumping down the road!

Is that so, Pedro?

I know a fellow what can hit...

...3 whiskey glasses in the air

at the same time!

Boys, sit down and I'll skin the hide

off you in a game of stud!


Number 3 can't get to the station because

of the cattle blocking the right-of-way.

Alright, I'll tend to that!

Reckon I better get on down there.

Want to come along?

Sure, I'll help you clean them up.

Hey, listen you! You blow that whistle

again, and I'll blow you out of that cab!

You old sheepherder,

how'd you like that?

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Owen Wister

Owen Wister (July 14, 1860 – July 21, 1938) was an American writer and historian, considered the "father" of western fiction. He is best remembered for writing The Virginian and a biography of Ulysses S. Grant, a lieutenant general in the American Civil War later elected the 18th President of the United States. more…

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