Saturday, March 20, 2010

Stagecoach (1939)

Stagecoach Movie Trailer.Montage of the 1939 John Ford and John Wayne western-classic "Stagecoach", with Max Steiner's revision of the original score.

Stagecoach (1939). Director: John Ford. Cast Claire Trevor and John Wayne in his breakthrough role. The screenplay, written by Dudley Nichols and Ben Hecht, is an adaptation of "The Stage to Lordsburg", a 1937 short story by Ernest Haycox. The film is about a group of strangers riding on a stagecoach through Apache territory.

Ford had made many silent westerns, Stagecoach was to be his first sound western and the first of many that Ford made on location in Monument Valley, in the American southwest on the Arizona-Utah border, many of which also starred John Wayne.

Please check out Kim's awesome review at the Cafe.
What I loved most about the film Stagecoach, it is unlike any other westerns of it's time. Part of the story line is how different social classes look down at others. Also, Stagecoach has one of my favorite chase scenes on film. (When the stagecoach is attacked by Indians across the beautiful landscapes of Monument Valley).

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