directed by John Ford
Category: "Western"
Year of Release:1939
Date Added:01/10/2008
Date Watched:09/07/2004
Description:A mixed group of passengers make a desperate stagecoach journey through Apache country. There's the driver, the sheriff, a whiskey salesman, a drunk doctor, an ex-Confederate gambler, an officer's wife, a bank president who is fleeing with bank funds, a loose woman who is drummed out of town (Trevor) and Ringo Kid (Wayne), an escaped gunman who is out to get the brothers who killed his father. It concentrates on the psychology between the passengers, particularly on how they despise the loose woman. But when the officer's wife gives birth in a lonely station, the loose woman and the doctor save the day and deliver the baby. On the final leg of the journey, Apache's attack. The gambler is killed and two other passengers are injured, but the Cavalry save the day. In town, the sheriff lets Ringo kill the brothers and escape. He takes along Trevor, planning on marrying her and living on his Mexican ranch.
My Rating:8

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Review - Stagecoach

Great characters, established in a very short time and believable throughout. This is the movie that made John Wayne a star and it's easy to see why. He was a presence every time he was on screen.
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