Art directorsHans Dreier, Ernst Fegte CountryUnited States
CastMadeleine Carroll (Charlotte Dunterry), Fred MacMurray (Stonewall Elliott), Sterling Hayden (Norman Williams), Helen Broderick (Theo Clairmont), Louise Beavers (Ophelia), Leigh Whipper (Ezechial) Release dateJanuary 28, 1941 (1941-01-28) WriterVirginia Van Upp (screenplay), Edward H. Griffith (story), Virginia Van Upp (story) Similar moviesRelated Edward H Griffith movies
Virginia is a 1941 American drama film directed by Edward H. Griffith. The film stars Madeleine Carroll, Fred MacMurray, Sterling Hayden (onscreen debut), Helen Broderick and Marie Wilson.
Having inherited a Virginia estate, Charlotte "Charlie" Dunterry, who has lived in New York all of her life, travels South to sell the 150-year-old property, only to find it in ramshackle condition.
Charlie becomes acquainted with Stonewall Jackson "Stoney" Elliott and his young daughter, Pretty, who live with Stoney's cousin, Theo, in a modest home. Stoney is married but estranged from his wife, who is living in Europe and not in touch.
Electing to remain in Virginia and restore the property to its former stature, Charlie develops feelings for Stoney, but his marital situation causes him resist. A frustrated Charlie accepts a marriage proposal from wealthy Norman Williams, who then hides from her the knowledge that Stoney's wife is dead. Only on their wedding day does Norman's conscience persuade him to tell Charlie the truth, allowing her to follow her heart.