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Joel McCrea Stars in "The Virginian"
Placeritos Ranch & Other SCV Locations


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Joel McCrea, Brian Donlevy and Sonny Tufts star in Paramount's 1946 feature film adaptation of Owen Wister's "The Virginian." 8x10-inch glossy publicity photo.

Locally, this production used Ernie Hickson's Placeritos Ranch (aka Monogram Ranch, later Melody Ranch) and the Andy Jauregui Ranch in Placerita Canyon. It also used the Paramount Ranch in Agoura, Wildwood Regional Park in Thousand Oaks, and a location in Kernville.

The credited cast includes Barbara Britton, Fay Bainter, Tom Tully, Henry O'Neill, Bill Edwards, William Frawley, Paul Guilfoyle, Marc Lawrence and Vince Barnett.


LW2999: 9600 dpi jpeg from original photograph purchased 2017 by Leon Worden.
THE VIRGINIAN
Paramount 1946

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