This landmark 1939 Western began the legendary relationship between John Ford and John Wayne, and became the standard for all subsequent Westerns. It solidified Ford as a major director and established Wayne as a charismatic screen presence. Seen today, Stagecoach still impresses as the first mature instance of a Western that is both mythic and poetic. The story about a cross-section of troubled passengers unraveling under the strain of Indian attack contains all of Ford's incomparable storytelling trademarks--particularly swift action and social introspection--underscored by the painterly landscape of Monument Valley. And what an ensemble of actors: Thomas Mitchell (who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar as the drunken doctor), Claire Trevor, Donald Meek, Andy Devine, and the magical John Carradine. Due to the film's striking use of chiaroscuro lighting and low ceilings, Orson Welles watched Stagecoach over and over while preparing for Citizen Kane. --Bill Desowitz --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I actually love this movie but for some reason it will not play on our DVD players - seems to be a European copy.Published 7 months ago by Ursula G. Webber
One of the best Westerns ever made. I never tire of this movie. Wonderful cast.Published 13 months ago by M. A. Dean
Lots of good scenery from Monument Valley. Good extras on John Ford interviews. Story line at sometimes comes across as being a little boring. Read morePublished on Dec 12 2012 by Movienut
United Artists presents "STAGECOACH" (1939) - (96 min/B&W) -- Starring: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine, John Carradine & Thomas Mitchell
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I HAVE ALREADY WRITTEN 1 REVIEW ABOUT THIS DVD, IT ARRIVED USED AS OFFERED BUT IN BRAND NEW CONDITION AND WITHIN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME. Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2011 by Chales V. Jones
Stagecoach A great western. He is and always will be the Number 1 moviestar. He is his characters.Published on July 29 2010 by Ms. Vivian Klein