Cecil B. DeMille's first solo directorial effort is also the first film version of the Western novel by Owen Wister. When his friend joins up with outlaws headed by the ruthless Trampas, the cowboy known only as the Virginian reluctantly joins a posse charged with bringing the gang in...dead or alive. Dustin Farnum, who played the title role on the stage, stars with Winifred Kingston and William Elmer. 55 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score. Silent with music score.