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When you call me that, smile,
This review is from: The Virginian [VHS] (VHS Tape)
I'm surprised to find this old classic currently unavailable. If I wanted an authentic Western collection, this would be the place to start. Cooper defines his style here that he uses through out his brilliant career which includes his clumbliness with the ladies. While others have discussed in detail the plot. My favorite scene is early in the film where Cooper and his outfit are herding steers through town, and one happens to stray into a dress shop through an open door into the street. Cooper appoligeticly enters the dress shop on horse back to recover his property. Anyone who has had the job or privilege to herd cattle in unfamiliar places will most especially appreciate those moments. At the time the picture was filmed, there were many colorfull old time westerners around Hollywood to compliment the real life western setting.