A New, The Virginian

 Noticed a new, “The Virginian,” is out, this one with country music star Trace Adkins playing the lead role. This follows the, made for TV, Bill Pullman version a few years ago. I know of four other versions of this classic western tail.

Dustin Furman in the first version in 1914

Kenneth Harlan – 1923

Garry Cooper – 1929

Joel McCrea – 1946

There were also two television series based on the Owen Wister novel of cowboying in early Wyoming. The first with James Drury ran for many episodes over eight years in the sixties. The second only made it for a year, 1970, with Stuart Granger as the lead.
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