An opportunity to buy a brand-new
PAL (REGION 2) DVD of one of the great early American silent films:
The Virginian, 1914, directed by
Cecil B DeMille, and starring Dustin Farnum
Time: approximately 55 minutes
source material is excellent, with great picture given the great antiquity of
the print, and which contains all the various tinting of different scenes so
typical of silent films.
that is a SILENT FILM, with no
brand-new DVD disc will be created
from this source material (without any artwork), and will be supplied in a
clear plastic wallet, NOT in a DVD
that the pictures attached are for illustrative purposes only, and are
therefore NOT included or offered with this listing.
NOTE for American, Canadian and other non-Region 2 buyers:
will need a multi-region DVD
player to play this disc, or you can view it using one of your computer DVD play-back programmes.
Picturized (directed) by Cecil B DeMille
Farnum as “The Virginian”
The Virginian (Dustin Farnum) is a cowboy who is loved and
admired by all of his friends at Bear Creek because of his happy disposition.
The Virginian and his old bunk mate Steve (J. W. Johnston) play many practical
jokes, one of which causes them to enflame the anger of Trampas (Billy Elmer),
the town bully. When the new schoolteacher, Molly Wood (Winifred Kingston),
comes to town, the Virginian proposes to her and is turned down, but later
thrashes Trampas for making rude remarks about her…..
Virginian” was the first release of the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co. through
the newly formed Paramount Pictures Corp. Exteriors were filmed on location in
Newhall, CA. The film was re-issued on 29 Dec 1918. Modern sources list Wilfred
Buckland as the film's art director. Owen Wister's story has been adapted on
film several times, including a 1923 B. P. Schulberg production, directed by
Tom Forman and starring Kenneth Harlan and Florence Vidor, 1929 Paramount
picture directed by Victor Fleming and starring Gary Cooper and a 1946
Paramount film directed by Stuart Gilmore and Joel McCrea. (see AFI Catalog of
Feature Films, 1921-30 and 1941-50 . A television series initially featuring
the characters of 'Trampas' and 'The Virginian' ran on NBC
from 1962 through 1971.
Please read all the details of this
listing so you know exactly what you are buying.
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE?
Your film will come
on a DVD-R disc in a plastic DVD sleeve with no artwork.
The title of the
film will be written on the sleeve for your convenience.
Region 2 - PAL
Note: This DVD does not contain any menus.
THIS FILM IS NOW IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.
Original U. S. copyright registration date: 14 August 1914
Original U.S. copyright number: LU3197
Copyright claimant: Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
In 1942, the copyright claimant, Jesse L. Lasky Feature
Play Co., failed to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after
publication - that is in the 28th year after the film’s first release.
Therefore, when a copyright expires or is not properly
renewed, that work then falls into the public domain and can be freely
reproduced, distributed, and displayed.
Therefore, this film entered the public domain on the 1st
This copyright information is taken from “Film Superlist:
Motion Pictures in the U.S. Public Domain”, which is a series of reference
books created by U.S. attorney Walter Hurst about the copyright status of
American films. This information was
extracted from the legal records of the U.S. Copyright Office, to which all
films must be registered for copyright protection. Under United States
copyright law, films registered prior to 1964 required renewal during the 28th
year following registration in order to continue copyright protection in the
Farnum (The Virginian)
Deane (Uncle Hughey)
Billy Elmer (Trampas)
Kingston (Molly Wood)