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05.28.2010 | | Posted at 09:47 AM

Pathfinding Western Comes to DVD

By David Luhrssen
The premiere episode of �The Virginian� (1962) opens with a hanging in the Old West town of Medicine Bow. The execution is suggested�not shown�in quick cinematic strokes. The death of the accused murderer stirs varying responses from the townsfolk. Most enjoyed the spectacle and�like the smugly self-assured sheriff�console themselves that justice was done. Some people are uneasy. The judge, play...