Stagecoach

"Very Good"

Stagecoach Review


Stagecoach is the archetypical Western -- a stagecoach full of crazies has to make it through Indian country in one piece. Though it was his 80th film (of nearly 200), Stagecoach made John Wayne into the superstar he eventually became. Mitchell won Best Supporting Actor for his role as the drunken Doc Boone, and the rest of the cast, notably Trevor as a hooker being run out of town, are memorable. The film has some amazing gaffes, including guns that kick but don't actually go "bang" and, again most notably, one rear-projected shot from the stagecoach where the Indian outside is riding the wrong way. Classic, yet hopelessly dated.

DVD extras include comentary from a Ford scholar, a feature-length retrospective about Ford and Wayne, a documentary about the film, and a radio adaptation of the film.



Stagecoach

Facts and Figures

Run time: 96 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 2nd March 1939

Distributed by: Warner Home Video

Production compaines: Walter Wanger Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 36

IMDB: 7.9 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Dallas, as The Ringo Kid, as Buck, as Hatfield, as Doc Josiah Boone, as Lucy Mallory, as Marshal Curly Wilcox, as Samuel Peacock, as Ellsworth H. Gatewood, as Lt. Blanchard, as Luke Plummer, Chief John Big Tree as Indian Scout (uncredited), Yakima Canutt as Cavalry Scout (uncredited), as Billy Pickett (uncredited), as Sergeant (uncredited), Chris-Pin Martin as Chris (uncredited), Paul McVey as Pony Express Agent (uncredited), Jack Pennick as Bartender in Tonto (uncredited), Elvira Rios as Yakima (uncredited), as Man in Saloon (uncredited), Harry Tenbrook as Telegraph Operator (uncredited), Whitehorse as Indian Chief (uncredited), Hank Worden as Cavalryman Extra (uncredited)

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