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Stagecoach (1939) Movie Information

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Stagecoach (1939)
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Overall Rank:

596

Avg. Rating:

3.06/4

# of Ratings:

122

Genres:

Western

Rating:

NR

Language:

English

Theater Date:

03/02/1939

DVD Release:

05/25/2010

Director:

John Ford

Actors:

John Wayne
Andy Devine
Tim Holt
Claire Trevor
George Bancroft
John Carradine

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

John Wayne plays "The Ringo Kid" as a stage coach travels out west carrying a Doctor, a pregnant woman, and a bank manger when they encounter Geronimo.

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Snoogans 10/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

Full of interesting characters who break out past their stereotypical roles. A great western that contains equal amounts drama, action and comedy.

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mitchellyoung 07/10/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

An effective Western that knows how to balance its action scenes with a peppering of character moments. A youthful John Wayne shows flashes of the gravity he will bring to the genre in many future films. 1939 was a great year for movies.

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donkeyknight 06/06/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

This movie holds up really well, both as a character study and as an action film. Yet another reason to join the Yakima Canutt fan club.

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  cinegeek.de
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04/13/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Standart

Stagecoach aus dem Jahr 1939 markiert den Beginn zweier Karrieren. John Ford hatte bereits einen Namen als Western Spezialist, doch Stagecoach sollte der erste wahrhaft grosse Western in der Geschichte Hollywoods sein. John Wayne kannte man nur aus einigen B-Movies. Stagecoach ist sein erster John Ford Western. Nach einigen Jahren kehrte John Ford hier zu dem Genre zurück, aus dem alle seine Ideen entsprangen. Gemeinsam mit John Wayne sollte er ein paar der grössten Western aller Zeiten drehen. Beide stellen eine der ikonischen Partnerschaften der Geschichte Hollywoods dar. Sie fanden zusammen an einem verheissungsvollen Punkt in Fords Karriere: Er war bereits 45 Jahre alt, hatte kurz zuvor den Oscar gewonnen und seit 1917 eine Reihe von Western inszeniert, einige stumm, andere mit Ton. S...

 

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  Daniel Corleone
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04/22/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Stagecoach review

The story revolves around Dallas (Claire Trevor), Doc Boone (Thomas Mitchell), Lucy Mallory (Louise Platt), stage driver Buck (Andy Devine), Marshal Curly Wilcox (George Bancroft) and Ringo Kid (John Wayne). The Apache scene was well choreographed and action packed. Splendid soundtrack, cinematography and locations. The acting and humor was solid though the plot could have been improved to make it more entertaining. Effective screenplay with valuable lines from Dallas: "Well, you gotta live no matter what happens." Henry, the Ringo Kid: "Well, there are some things a man just can't run away from." and Dr. Josiah Boone: "We're the victims of a foul disease called social prejudice, my child." A pioneer for its premise in action/comedy for a western, Stagecoach is a well-crafted film t...

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  Yojimbo
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01/14/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Stagecoach" by Yojimbo

A stagecoach containing a disparate assortment of characters comes under Indian attack. John Ford revolutionized the genre with this beautifully crafted western and John Wayne was catapulted to stardom for his performance as the vengeance seeking gunfighter caught up in defending a group of strangers. But for me, the film is all about Thomas Mitchell as his preferred typecast of intellectual drunkard although it's one of many wonderful performances as the faultless cast represent a hugely likeable bunch and offer Ford an opportunity to highlight social prejudices. The message is to never judge a book by its cover as gunslingers can be honourable, "fallen women" can be thoughtful and considerate, drunks can be courageous and respected gentlemen can be crooks. Also featuring some ground bre...

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3/4 

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