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Directed by: John Ford
Starring: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell
Stagecoach ranked # 63 on the American Film Institute's Top 100 American Films list.
Stagecoach is a 1939 western film, starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne in his breakthrough role.
The screenplay is an adaptation of 'The Stage to Lordsburg', a short story by Ernest Haycox.
A motley group of strangers boards the stagecoach to Lordsburg, New Mexico, among them Dallas (Claire Trevor), a woman of ill repute driven out by the local womenfolk, alcoholic Doc Boone (Thomas Mitchell), pompous banker Henry Gatewood (Barton Churchill), Southern gentleman Hatfield (John Carradine), pregnant officer's wife Lucy Mallory (Louise Platt), whisky salesman Samuel Peacock (Donald Meek), Marshal Curly Wilcox (George Bancroft) and the driver, Buck (Andy Devine). Along the way, they pick up the Ringo Kid (John Wayne), who has broken out of jail to get even with the Plummer brothers for killing his brother. Though they are friends, he is promptly taken into custody by Curly. As the trip progresses, the Kid becomes acquainted with Dallas.
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Thomas Mitchell)
Academy Award for Best Music, Scoring (Richard Hageman, W. Franke Harling, John Leipold, Leo Shuken)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Director (John Ford)
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