Virginia City [DVD] [1940]

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Special Features

  • Classic Cartoons Cross Country Detours and Confederate Honey
  • Commentary by Historian Frank Thompson
  • Making of Featurette: The Light Brigade Rides Again
  • Technicolor Shorts Cinderella's Feller and The Flag of Humanity
  • Trailers of Virginia City and 1940's A Dispatch from Reuters
  • Warner Night at the Movies 1940 Short Subjects Gallery: Vintage Newsreel


Virginia City
Promoted as a follow-up to the popular 1939 western Dodge City (which, indeed, was left wide open for a sequel in its closing scenes), Virginia City bears only surface resemblance to the earlier film. Indeed, the only discerning links between the two pictures are the western setting and the presence in the cast of Errol Flynn, Frank McHugh, Alan Hale and Guinn "Big Boy" Williams. After escaping from a Confederate prison during the Civil War, Union officer Flynn vows to stop a $5,000,000 gold shipment from reaching the South. He is challenged by Southern sympathizer Randolph Scott, whose interest in the gold is patriotic, and by outlaw Humphrey Bogart (complete with a Mexican accent that wouldn't convince a cow), whose interests are purely mercenary. Adding spice to the proceedings is Miriam Hopkins as a dance hall chanteusse-cum-Confederate spy. Better in individual components than sum total, Virginia City pleased the crowds in 1940, assuring that the Tasmanian-born Errol Flynn would continue appearing in westerns in the future. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Errol Flynn
    Errol Flynn - Kerry Bradford
  • Miriam Hopkins
    Miriam Hopkins - Julia Hayne
  • Randolph Scott
    Randolph Scott - Vance Irby
  • Humphrey Bogart
    Humphrey Bogart - John Murrell
  • Frank McHugh
    Frank McHugh - Mr. Upjohn

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