Virginia City (1940)

 


 

Go West!…to Virginia City…for excitement, for adventure, for primitive romance!!!

Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from Confederate Prison and is set to Virginia City in Nevada. Once there he finds that the former commander of his prison Vance Irby is planning to send $5 million in gold to save the Confederacy.

Written by
Ed Stephan <[email protected]>

Genre: Action,Drama,History,Romance,Western

Virginia City (1940)
   
Release Date: 23 March 1940 (USA)
Country: USA
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast:
  • Errol Flynn
  • Miriam Hopkins
  • Randolph Scott
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • Frank McHugh
  • Alan Hale
  • Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
  • John Litel
  • Douglass Dumbrille
  • Moroni Olsen
  • Russell Hicks
  • Dickie Jones
  • Frank Wilcox
  • Russell Simpson
  • Victor Kilian


Incoming search terms

virginia city 1940 mail ru;why did humphrey bogart dislike errol flynn and randolph scott;

10 Responses to Virginia City (1940)

  1. west1800john
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    Miss Hopkins turns around in one scene, and her white dress looks like it’s zippered up the back. Historical goof?

  2. Doylenf
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    Disappointed in VIRGINIA CITY. In no way does it measure up to the Flynn/de Havilland DODGE CITY which came a year earlier. The story was really a plot-heavy thing involving bandits, gold, prison escapees, and juggled several sub-plots with no particular skill.

    Miriam Hopkins can barely carry a tune as a dance hall gal and Humphrey Bogart is a Mexican bandit with a Brooklyn accent. Both looked mighty uncomfortable in their assignments.

    Lack of chemistry between Flynn and Hopkins was no help. Catch the final scene with the close-up of the two holding hands. She looks at him with an icy stare and they don’t kiss. It figures.

  3. mptnla
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    I always find it bizarre when Hollywood casts someone in an ethnic role who isn’t ethnic. Good movie and I’m a big Bogart fan, but I don’t know how to interpret his accent. Was it [his accent] bad because I know what Bogey should sound like, or was it just bad?

    "Thank you for the coffee…and the SEVENTEEN floor climb!"

  4. mamnich
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    Dear Folk,

    The introduction to Virginia City says the story is based on fact, but names have been changed (or something similar). What are the historical facts, names, etc. this movie is based on?

    Thanks,

    Mike

  5. dshortt-1
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    Not a bad old western, really. Incorporates a lot of conventions from the classic old west of hollywood: cavalry and covered wagons, horsemanship and hard riding on dusty trails, and plenty of shoot-em-up action. Not to mention the double-star power of leading men Randolf Scott and Errol Flynn, with Bogart in the supporting role. I’m surprised this one isn’t rated higher.

  6. Venturedp
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    I was impressed with the quality of the movie….as a cinematographer there were a number of camera moves throughout the film that were quite wonderful…keep in mind the size of the equipment then. I actually thought the story was really good. I am intrigued to find out what "true story" it was based on as the opening title suggests. This was one of those movies where your loyalties get switched back and forth throughout the movie…. as the film plays with your emotions on a good rollercoaster ride…and made for most of the movie not to be too predictable. The stunts were pretty crazy too…especially that fall with the horse down that steep cliff slope….it almost looked like the horse could have…and in all respects should have broken its neck!

  7. dewbie
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    I haven’t watched it yet, and it is quite likely that he’s not recognizable anyway, but I do have copies of payroll records from the Warner Bros. archive that list him as a "stunt rider". Thanks again to the fine folks at IMDB for making it even more fun to indulge in my little family history research hobby. :)

    Check out my grandpa!

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0873865/

  8. rachel_aroha
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    I’m watching this movie on Turner Classics right now… Thinking: #1 Errol is DELICIOUS. #2 When is this coming out on DVD? If anyone could answer the second question… I’d greatly appreciate it!

  9. vrugaard
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    I was named for the Randolph Scott character "Vance Irby" in this movie. My father was a big fan of Westerns, and he liked the name Vance after he saw this film. I noticed on the imdb web site that Randolph Scott played three characters named "Vance" during the decade of the 40’s:

    1. Vance Irby = "Virginia City" (1940)

    2. Vance Shaw = "Western Union" (1941)

    3. Vance Cordell = "Return of the Badmen" (1948)

    It makes one wonder if he liked the name and had some input into the name of his characters, or if it is just a coincidence.

    And I remain…

    Vance Douglas Rugaard (b. September 3, 1946)

  10. railyard
    Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/themovie/public_html/wp-content/themes/feed-me-seymour/functions.php on line 694

    Does anybody know the details about Humphrey Bogarts’ dislike of Errol Flynn and Randolph Scott? I have never heard anything about that before. Both of them are in my top ten of favorite stars. I know that Errol was a rascal, but Randy was a true gentleman and it has been said that he had no enemies in Hollywood. Does it have anything to do with the rumors of his affair with Cary Grant? Did Bogart dislike Cary too? The more I read about Bogart, the more I find that he didn’t like a lot of other movie stars eg: William Holden, Spencer Tracy, Audrey Hepburn. Sounds like he was a pain in the neck. Thanks very much for a reply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *