The Virginian (1914 film)

The Virginian is a 1914 American silent western film based upon the novel The Virginian by Owen Wister. The film was adapted from the successful 1904 theatre play Wister had collaborated on with playwright Kirke La Shelle. The Virginian starred Dustin Farnum[1] in the title role [2] and was directed by Cecil B. DeMille.[3]

The Virginian
Theatrical poster
Directed byCecil B. DeMille
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Based onThe Virginian
by Owen Wister
StarringDustin Farnum
CinematographyAlvin Wyckoff
Edited byCecil B. DeMille
Mamie Wagner
Jesse Lasky Feature Plays
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • September 7, 1914 (1914-09-07)
Running time
50 min.
CountryUnited States



  1. a role he reprised from the original 1904 play
  2. The Virginian (1914), The Internet Movie Database Retrieved June 20, 2014
  3. The Virginian at
  • The Virginian on IMDb
  • The Virginian (1914) at SilentEra
  • The Virginian is available for free download at the Internet Archive
  • Hammond, Harold S. (November 1914). "The Virginian". Photoplay. Chicago, Ill: Cloud Publishing Co. VI (6): 55ff. Retrieved 25 December 2013.

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