Retrospective 2014

THE Stagecoach

John Ford
USA 1939
96 min

The film gathers the archetypes of the classical western: the carriage, ant-small in the wide Monument Valley, filled with the standard characters (the gambler, the woman with bad reputation and good heart, the boozy doctor, and so on…), Indians attacking at a breakneck pace, the saving cavalry and of course the figure of the Lonesome Rider, half outlaw but representing the free and maverick spirit of the pioneer's days. STAGECOACH marks the beginning of the close collaboration with John Wayne whom Ford uses for decades over and over again in his films; His rise to being a star as «Duke» started with the «Admiral».

  • John Wayne - Henry, genannt «Ringo Kid»
  • Claire Trevor - Dallas
  • John Carradine - Hatfield
  • Thomas Mitchell - Dr. Josiah Boone
  • Andy Devine - Buck Rickabaugh
  • George Bancroft - Sheriff Curly Wilcox
  • Donald Meek - Samuel Peacock
  • Dudley Nichols
  • Bert Glennon
  • Frank Maher
  • Dorothy Spencer
  • Walter Reynolds
  • Richard Hageman
  • Walter Plunkett
Walter Wanger Productions
35 mm
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