Stagecoach (1939)

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.

Readers Comments (4)

  1. will not play in full screen, anyone know why?

  2. The only thing I can think of is that you might not be up to date on flash or your graphics driver. You should install Chrome and see if that helps.

  3. Guys, what we need for today’s movies is the movie formulas for yesterday’s movies. No sex, no cursing as such, maybe a few good well placed DAGNABBITS for emphasis but, I think that would be enough. We could do westerns except, in Space ! The parallels are obvious and the theme of GOOD Vs. EVIL with GOOD winning with effort and ending up with the girl by the end of the movie is figured into the great western morality play and, perhaps, with all of the corruption we’re now seeing in Washington, DC and, with Socialism and Communism attempting to control this nation, it’s time for a return to our nation’s moral high ground.
    Stage Coach is an excellent movie in the morality play genre !
    Three cheers for Kevin … Hooray, Hooray, Hooray ! — JT —

  4. …as we forgive those who trespass us against us. Lead us not into temptation..

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