Stagecoach
Stagecoach
Many movie buffs revere Stagecoach as the classic American western. In this landmark film, a stagecoach carrying a memorable array of passengers is attacked by a group of Apaches. The exciting movie includes daring stunts, dramatic scenery, and a strong cast. Stagecoach was director John Ford's first "talkie" western, and John Wayne's outstanding performance as The Ringo Kid has been described as "the vehicle he rode to stardom."

Close Up: This movie is based on Ernest Haycox's short story "Stage to Lordsburg." Haycox, who wrote hundreds of short stories, was widely considered to be the ultimate author of westerns in his day. This particular story first appeared in Colliers' Magazine in 1937, where it caught the attention of director John Ford – who hadn't made a western in years.
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Thomas Blackshear II
Derry Noyes
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1990
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