over 3 years
Classic Western; set the foundation for the genre.
almost 4 years
The one that catapulted Wayne to superstardom, and sealed Ford's reputation as a director.
over 6 years
The greatest of the early westerns. Also the film that launched John Wayne.
Germán Sabina Serrat
almost 8 years
Para que luego hablen de Gran Hermano. Orson Welles la vio a diario durante años
A fun, action-packed western from the one John Ford. I see why Welles saw this 40 times :)
over 8 years
Ford uses Monument Valley well here. Great moments between characters.
Stagecoach is a 1939 American Western film directed by John Ford, starring 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 follows a group of strangers riding on a stagecoach through dangerous Apache territory.
Although Ford had made many westerns in the silent film era, he had never directed a sound western. Between 1929–1939, he directed films of almost every other genre, including Wee Willie Winkie (1937) starring Shirley Temple. 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.
In 1880, a motley group of strangers boards the east-bound stagecoach from Tonto, Arizona Territory to Lordsburg, New Mexico Territory. Among them are Dallas (Claire Trevor), a prostitute who is...