This is where it all started. John Ford’s smash hit and enduring masterpiece Stagecoach revolutionized the western, elevating it from B movie to the A-list and establishing the genre as we know it today. The quintessential tale of a group of strangers thrown together into extraordinary circumstances, Stagecoach features outstanding performances from Hollywood stalwarts Claire Trevor, John Carradine, and Thomas Mitchell, and, of course, John Wayne, in his first starring role for Ford, as the daredevil outlaw the Ringo Kid. Superbly shot and tightly edited, Stagecoach (Ford’s first trip to Monument Valley) is Hollywood storytelling at its finest.
Blue Steel is a 1934 Western film in which John Wayne plays a U.S. Marshal who is trying to capture the Polka Dot Bandit, who has taken off with $4,000.
Here’s a good old fashioned Bob Steele western. Meanwhile back at the ranch, kidnappers have grabbed Tom Martin so his dad Jim will sell out. It’s Riders of the Sage to the rescue.
Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone and Forrest Tucker tell the tale of the mysterious stranger who tangles with evil ranchers and bank robbers.