The Virginian (1923 film)

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This article is about the 1923 film. For other uses, see The Virginian (disambiguation).
The Virginian
Directed by Tom Forman
Produced by B. P. Schulberg
Based on The Virginian
by Owen Wister
Starring Kenneth Harlan
Russell Simpson
Distributed by Preferred Pictures
Release date
  • September 30, 1923 (1923-09-30)
Running time
8 reels at; 7,280 feet
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

The Virginian (1923) is a silent film based upon the Owen Wister novel The Virginian and adapted from the popular 1904 theatrical play Wister had collaborated on with playwright Kirke La Shelle.[1] The film stars Kenneth Harlan as the Virginian and Russell Simpson as Trampas and was directed by Tom Forman. With the advent of talkies, the film was soon overshadowed by the 1929 motion picture The Virginian with Gary Cooper and Walter Huston.[2]



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