The Vanishing Virginian
|The Vanishing Virginian|
|Directed by||Frank Borzage|
|Produced by||Edwin H. Knopf|
|Written by||Jan Fortune|
|Based on||The Vanishing Virginian by Rebecca Yancey Williams|
|Music by||David Snell (score)
Earl Brent (adaptation)
Lennie Hayton (director)
|Edited by||James E. Newcom|
The Vanishing Virginian is a 1942 film based on the novel by Rebecca Yancey Williams and set in Lynchburg, Va in 1913.
Based on the true story of turn-of-the-century Robert Yancey, lawyer and ever-popular politician in Virginia. The film starts with the statement, "This is the story of a vanishing era when simple men so loved their country, their families and their friends that America became a better place in which to live. Such a man was Cap'n Bob Yancey."
According to MGM records the film earned $589,000 in the US and Canada and $316,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $63,000.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- "The Vanishing Virginian". Retrieved 7 June 2014.
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