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Stagecoach -- A simple stagecoach trip is complicated by the fact that Geronimo is on the warpath in the area. The passengers on the coach include a a drunken doctor...
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Director:
Writers:
Ernest Haycox (original story)
Dudley Nichols (screen play)
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Release Date:
3 March 1939 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Danger holds the reins as the devil cracks the whip ! Desperate men ! Frontier women ! Rising above their pasts in a West corrupted by violence and gun-fire ! See more »
Plot:
A group of people traveling on a stagecoach find their journey complicated by the threat of Geronimo and learn something about each other in the process. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Stagecoach, a great movie, a great western. See more (362 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Claire Trevor ... Dallas

John Wayne ... Ringo Kid

Andy Devine ... Buck

John Carradine ... Hatfield

Thomas Mitchell ... Doc Josiah Boone

Louise Platt ... Mrs. Lucy Mallory

George Bancroft ... Marshal Curley Wilcox

Donald Meek ... Samuel Peacock

Berton Churchill ... Ellsworth Henry Gatewood

Tim Holt ... Lieutenant Blanchard

Tom Tyler ... Luke Plummer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Appleby ... Girl in Saloon (uncredited)

Frank Baker ... (uncredited)

Chief John Big Tree ... Indian Scout (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Wiggie Blowne ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... (uncredited)

Ed Brady ... Lordsburg Saloon Owner (uncredited)

Fritzi Brunette ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Yakima Canutt ... Cavalry Scout (uncredited)

Nora Cecil ... Boone's Landlady (uncredited)
Steve Clemente ... Bit (uncredited)

Bill Cody ... Rancher (uncredited)

Jack Curtis ... Bartender (uncredited)
Marga Ann Deighton ... Mrs. Pickett (uncredited)
Patricia Doyle ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Tex Driscoll ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Johnny Eckert ... Small Role (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Deputy Frank (uncredited)

Francis Ford ... Sgt. Billy Pickett (uncredited)
Brenda Fowler ... Mrs. Gatewood (uncredited)

Helen Gibson ... Girl in Saloon (uncredited)

Robert Homans ... Ed - Editor (uncredited)

William Hopper ... Sergeant (uncredited)

Si Jenks ... Bartender (uncredited)
Cornelius Keefe ... Capt. Whitney (uncredited)

Florence Lake ... Mrs. Nancy Whitney (uncredited)
Al Lee ... Small Role (uncredited)
Duke R. Lee ... Lordsburg Sheriff (uncredited)

Theodore Lorch ... Lordsburg Express Agent (uncredited)
Chris-Pin Martin ... Chris (uncredited)

Jim Mason ... Jim - Tonto Express Agent (uncredited)

Louis Mason ... Tonto Sheriff (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ... Ogler (uncredited)

J.P. McGowan ... (uncredited)

Walter McGrail ... Capt. Sickel (uncredited)

Paul McVey ... Pony Express Agent (uncredited)
Jack Mohr ... Small Role (uncredited)
Kent Odell ... Billy Pickett Jr (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... Lordsburg Bar Patron (uncredited)
Vester Pegg ... Hank Plummer (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ... Jerry - Tonto Bartender (uncredited)
Chris Phillips ... Small Role (uncredited)
Joe Rickson ... Ike Plummer (uncredited)

Buddy Roosevelt ... Rancher (uncredited)

Elvira Ríos ... Yakima (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... (uncredited)
Margaret Smith ... Small Role (uncredited)
Chuck Stubbs ... (uncredited)

Harry Tenbrook ... Telegraph Operator (uncredited)
Leonard Trainor ... Small Role (uncredited)
Mary Kathleen Walker ... Lucy's Infant (uncredited)

Bryant Washburn ... Capt. Simmons (uncredited)
Whitehorse ... Indian Chief (uncredited)

Hank Worden ... Cavalryman Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
John Ford 
 
Writing credits
Ernest Haycox (original story)

Dudley Nichols (screen play)

Ben Hecht  uncredited

Produced by
John Ford .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Gerard Carbonara (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Bert Glennon (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Otho Lovering (film editor)
Dorothy Spencer (film editor)
Walter Reynolds (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Alexander Toluboff 
 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett (costumes)
 
Makeup Department
Norbert A. Myles .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Daniel Keefe .... production manager (uncredited)
Jack Kirston .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wingate Smith .... assistant director
Yakima Canutt .... second unit director (uncredited)
Lowell J. Farrell .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Wiard Ihnen .... associate art director (as Wiard B. Ihnen)
 
Sound Department
Frank Maher .... sound
Robert Parrish .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ray Binger .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Yakima Canutt .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Iron Eyes Cody .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
Johnny Eckert .... stunts (uncredited)
W. Frank Long .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Mohr .... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Wills .... stunts (uncredited)
Billy Yellow .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James V. King .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ned Scott .... still photographer (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lee Bradley .... extras casting (uncredited)
Harry Goulding .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Otho Lovering .... supervising editor (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Danny Keith .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Louis Gruenberg .... musical score adaptation: based on American folk songs
Richard Hageman .... musical score adaptation: based on American folk songs
W. Franke Harling .... musical score adaptation: based on American folk songs (as Franke Harling)
John Leipold .... musical score adaptation: based on American folk songs
Boris Morros .... musical director
Leo Shuken .... musical score adaptation: based on American folk songs
Danny Borzage .... musician: accordion (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Walter Wanger .... presenter
W. Frank Long .... horse handler/wrangler (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
96 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:K-7 (2014) (TV rating) | Finland:S (1951) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Iceland:L | Norway:16 (1939) | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:Not Rated | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #5029) | West Germany:12 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
A biography of John Ford notes that he spent $2,500 for the rights to the story on which the film was based, and further notes that in 1937, after co-writing a script with Dudley Nichols, Ford tried unsuccessfully to interest Darryl F. Zanuck at Twentieth Century-Fox. Other studios approached, according to the biography, were MGM, Paramount, Columbia and Warner Bros.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Luke Plummer's girlfriend tosses him a rifle from the balcony, his mouth says "thanks" with no audio.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Cavalry scout:These hills here are full of Apaches. They've burnt every ranch building in sight.
[referring to Indian scout]
Cavalry scout:He had a brush with them last night. Says they're being stirred up by Geronimo.
Capt. Sickel:Geronimo? How do we know he isn't lying?
Cavalry scout:No, he's a Cheyenne. They hate Apaches worse than we do.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in John Ford et Monument Valley (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
She May Have Seen Better DaysSee more »

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37 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Stagecoach, a great movie, a great western., 26 March 2002
Author: Peter J. Eyre (shih_tzu) from Lincoln, England

I first saw Stagecoach the year it was released 1939, when I was nine years old. I saw it again the other afternoon as a rerun on tv. Despite that technically it is showing it's age, afterall it is 63 years old, and all of it's players are no longer with us, it is still one of the greatest westerns to ever grace a cinema screen. The indian attack, the cavalry to the rescue, the drunken doctor, the bar room floozie with a heart of gold, the gambler, and the hero doing "what a man's got to do" and escaping without a scratch . All the ingredients and more of a classic western but done superbly. Not a scene overplayed, not a (film) shot wasted.

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