Stagecoach (DVD)

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Stagecoach (DVD)

Regarded by many as the best Western ever made, STAGECOACH shot John Wayne to stardom and elevated the prestige of a genre that had hitherto been cons...

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“Wayne's Worst???”

published 29/07/2009

ProSome good acting

ConsBad effects, black and white may put some off

Well stupid me when I said hubby could pick the film as I knew it was bound to be a John Wayne but I never knew just how bad it could be. This being the first film which John Ford directed and the start of the working relationship between Ford and Wayne is shows how old the film is. The storyline...

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“Stagecoach minus John Wayne”

published 03/10/2001

ProContains some great country stars

ConsNone

Came across this video while browsing around e/bay western section. Could not resist it. A remake of stagecoach, the classic film that made John Wayne a star. This film cast sounds more like a country and western show. Kris Krisofferson, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Anthony Newley, Waylon Jennings...

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Excellent

Prothis dvd shows john wayne at the start of his rise...

Consthe movie is in b/w which will not appeal to every...

i have watched this film many times and for me it never ages. this story has romance action drama and sadness. although this movie has been remade twice this remains the best of them all. true john wayne fans and those just descovering the duke for the first time will like this movie, to the...

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Regarded by many as the best Western ever made, STAGECOACH shot John Wayne to stardom and elevated the prestige of a genre that had hitherto been considered a B-movie province. With rumours in the air of a possible Apache attack, a motley group of travellers in a small New Mexico town board the Overland Stage bound for Lordsburg. Among them are the pregnant Lucy Mallory (Louise Platt); timid liquor salesman Peacock (Donald Meek); Hatfield, an aloof gambler (John Carradine); Gatewood (Berton Churchill), a pompous, embezzling banker; and two who have been exiled from town, alcoholic Doc Boone (Thomas Mitchell) and Dallas (Clair Trevor), a lady of the evening. Along the trail, they pick up the Ringo Kid (John Wayne), an outlaw who's escaped from prison to take revenge on the Plummer brothers for destroying his family and framing him for murder. As their journey progresses, the hypocrisy of the supposedly respectable passengers becomes clear, and it's the tainted outsiders who display courage and humanity. Described by Orson Welles, who watched the film innumerable times before making CITIZEN KANE, as his cinematic textbook, STAGECOACH is superbly made in every respect, layering humour and sharp characterisation into an exciting plot that includes a spectacularly photographed chase in Monument Valley.

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