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Virginia (1941)

A New York chorus girl (Madeleine Carroll) comes home to claim her family plantation and must choose between two men (Fred MacMurray, Sterling Hayden), one rich, one not.


Edward H. Griffith


Virginia Van Upp (screenplay), Edward H. Griffith (story) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview:
Madeleine Carroll ... Charlotte Dunterry
Fred MacMurray ... Stonewall Elliott
Sterling Hayden ... Norman Williams (as Stirling Hayden)
Helen Broderick ... Theo Clairmont
Carolyn Lee ... Pretty Ellott
Marie Wilson ... Connie Potter
Paul Hurst ... Thomas
Tom Rutherford ... Carter Francis
Leigh Whipper Leigh Whipper ... Ezechial
Louise Beavers ... Ophelia
Darby Jones ... Joseph


A New York chorus girl (Madeleine Carroll) comes home to claim her family plantation and must choose between two men (Fred MacMurray, Sterling Hayden), one rich, one not.

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EYE-THRILLING BEAUTY...HEART-THRILLING ROMANCE! (original poster-all-caps) See more »


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Release Date:

4 July 1941 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Charlottesville, Virginia, USA See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The first film project of Sterling Hayden. See more »


Charlotte Dunterry: Stoney, why do you resent northerners so? I mean, the ones that come down here, after all they didn't fight the Civil War.
Stonewall Elliott: Cos' they only come down here to play, without any thought of the land. They play at being gentlemen farmers for a while and then go somewheres else; wherever it's the fad to go. One year it's the lowlands of Carolina, another year it's old farmhouses in Pennsylvania. This year it happens to be the smart thing to buy a place in Virginia.
Charlotte Dunterry: Hm, Virginia means more to you than ...
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A great story told about Virginians and filmed in Virginia
20 March 2005 | by whaieyworksincSee all my reviews

I sought out this movie because it was filmed in Howardsville and Albemarle county here in Virginia. I heard about the film because my grandfather, Willis Floyd Martin of neighboring Nelson county, was hired by the film company. He and others were put to task beating the tree branches to keep that summer's swarming locusts at bay. Apparently, the song of the locusts was drowning out the director and actors. The locations are authentic. A highlight was to see the now defunct Nelson-Albemarle, or was it Albemarle-Nelson, railway. The script reveals a genius that I was startled to hear uttered in 1940, when this movie was filmed. While grandpa was busy scattering locusts on the set, grandma was birthing my mother. Would love to have a copy of this gem, all I have is a poorly recorded network TV airing. Another great local movie is a comedy filmed about life in Lynchburg, "The Vanishing Virginian."

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