Stagecoach

Stagecoach

DVD - 2006
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Nine desperate travelers are thrust together in a perilous journey, a ride on a stagecoach destined for Apache territory.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2006, 1939
Edition: Special ed. standard format
ISBN: 9781419824722
1419824724
Call Number: DVD F STAG
Characteristics: 2 DVDs (96 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Stage coach

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jmreid1220
Feb 28, 2019

We were lucky to have had John Ford as part of our culture. This is one of his best!

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Derringer
Dec 28, 2018

When it comes to vintage Hollywood Westerns - I found 1939's "Stagecoach" to be pretty tame stuff when you consider the era in movie-history that it came from.

This film's real forte was its superb location shooting which took place in Monument Valley, Arizona.

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ManMachine
Dec 07, 2018

Filmed in b&w - 1939's "Stagecoach" was directed by noted filmmaker, John Ford.

(*On the positive side*) - This Western featured some really excellent location shooting in and around Monument Valley, Arizona where a lot of the action in the story took place.

(*On the negative side*) - (From the perspective of someone expecting to be entertained by a rugged, he-man Western) - Stagecoach's story certainly left a whole lot to be desired.

I found that way too much of the action focused in on the trite "lovey-dovey" little romance that transpired between the macho renegade, Ringo Kid (played by John Wayne) and the whore with a heart of gold, Dallas (played by Claire Trevor).

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RoyalJellyIII
Dec 07, 2018

This is John Wayne's second debut as a Western star! Courtesy of John Ford as director, it has a decent plot with satisfying conclusions, & the acting fits the story's genre, reflecting the times during which it was filmed (released in 1935). You can't miss John Wayne as "The Ringo Kid", because the camera zooms in for a close-up when he first appears! This is 5 years after "The Big Trail" (filmed in 1929 & released in 1930), John Wayne's first big-screen debut as a Western star (with the under-rated brilliance of director Raoul Walsh.)

Each of the main actors (on the stagecoach) is more or less an archetype, & yet, there are subtleties as well as "broad strokes" within some of these characters which are very revealing. No spoilers here---watch & enjoy the action as it unfolds!

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akirakato
Dec 07, 2018

Directed by John Ford in 1939 adapted from the 1937 short story "The Stage to Lordsburg" by Ernest Haycox, this American Western depicts a group of strangers riding on a stagecoach through dangerous Apache territory.
In the backdrop of Monument Valley, the film focuses on a famous sequence introducing John Wayne's character the Ringo Kid.
Although geographic incongruencies seem evident throughout the film, it turns out a fascinating and thrilling trail movie.

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tanamashu
May 09, 2018

very good movie. I am aware of the time period in which this movie was made, but I was saddened by the remark "savage(s)" during the movie. The native indians were the original settlers forced into near extinction by....

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ThomasJWhiting
Mar 28, 2018

VERY GOOD 1939 film which helped moved western movies into mainstream. Fine story with diverse social elements and good acting by a talented cast - fun to see John Wayne at age 32 in the role that made his big time career take off.

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lindy919
Mar 20, 2018

meh

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Maoisdead
Aug 11, 2017

This is the film that launched both john Ford and John Wayne in their respective careers as purveyors of the Western in American cinema. It's still a good tale that deserves to be seen.

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wodebaobei38
Aug 09, 2017

All is forgiven! The one scene in the saloon just before the shootout is as if it had been cut from a silent era movie made years before this one. Everything that needed to be said was seen on the face of the bandit. In the BBC interview Ford suggested that he made movies for no other reason than that it was a way to make good money.

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Monolith
Sep 23, 2012

Dr. Josiah Boone: "I'm not only a philosopher, sir... I'm a fatalist. Somewhere, sometime, there may be the right bullet or the wrong bottle waiting for Josiah Boone. Why worry when or where?"

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Monolith
Sep 23, 2012

Chris: "Curly! Oh, Curly! Oh, Curly! Curly!" Marshal Curly Wilcox: "What's wrong, Chris?" Chris: "My wife, Yakima, she ran away! When I woke up, she was gone!" Marshal Curly Wilcox: "The way you come busting in here -- you'd think we were being attacked! You can find another wife." Chris: "Sure I can find another wife. But she take my rifle and my horse! Oh, I'd never sell her. I love her so much! I beat her with a whip, and she never get tired..." Dr. Josiah Boone: "Your wife?" Chris: "No, my horse. I can find another wife easy, yes, but not a horse like that!"

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

The Ringo Kid: That was my kid brother that broke his arm. You did a good job, Doc, even if you were drunk.
Dr. Josiah Boone: Thank you, son. Professional compliments are always pleasing.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

[the telegraph breaks off in mid-message]
Capt. Sickel: Well? What's wrong?
Telegraph operator: The line went dead, sir.
Capt. Sickel: What have you got here?
Telegraph operator: Only the first word, sir.
Capt. Sickel: (reading) Geronimo.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Henry, the Ringo Kid: Well, there are some things a man just can't run away from.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process.

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