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Stagecoach (1966)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Western | 15 June 1966 (USA)
On the stagecoach to Cheyenne, a mixed group of passengers must work together to survive the arduous journey and the Indian attacks.

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Cast

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Peacock
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Hatfield (as Michael Connors)
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Henry Gatewood (as Bob Cummings)
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Buck - Stagecoach Driver
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Brad Weston ...
Matt Plummer
Joseph Hoover ...
John Gabriel ...
Capt. Jim Mallory
Oliver McGowan ...
Mr. Haines
David Humphreys Miller ...
Billy Pickett
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A group of unlikely traveling companions find themselves on the same stagecoach to Cheyenne. They include a drunken doctor, a bar girl who's been thrown out of town, a professional gambler, a traveling liquor salesman, a banker who has decided to embezzle money, a gunslinger out for revenge and a young woman going to join her army captain husband. All have secrets but when they are set upon by an Indian war party and then a family of outlaws, they find they must all work together if they are to stay alive. Written by garykmcd

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These Were The Ten Who Fought Indians, Outlaws And Each Other As They Rode To Greatness On The Stagecoach To Cheyenne! See more »


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15 June 1966 (USA)  »

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Martin Rackin's Production of Stagecoach  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Final film of Bing Crosby See more »

Goofs

During an Indian attack, when the stagecoach goes through a long puddle of water, fresh tire tracks can be seen on the left as the camera starts up to match the movement of the stagecoach. See more »

Quotes

Hatfield: Put out that cigar! You're annoying the lady.
Doc Josiah Boone: Oh, I'm sorry Ma'am I'm so fond of the weed myself I sometimes forget it's unpleasant to others. Excuse me.
Hatfield: If you're a gentleman you'd know better to never smoke in the presence of a lady.
Doc Josiah Boone: You know last week I took a bullet out of fellow who had been shot by a gentleman. The bullet was in the back.
Hatfield: Are you insinuating?
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits list the cast as painted by Norman Rockwell See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Devil with Hitler (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Stagecoach Theme (I Will Follow)
(uncredited)
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics by Ruth Batchelor
Orchestrated by Harry Betts
Vocal arrangement by Bill Brown
Performed by the Bill Brown Singers
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OK but what was the point?
27 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Dudley Nichols wrote a great screenplay for a great film - 1939's Stagecoach, that is, directed by John Ford, not the 1960s remake we have here.

As the Ringo Kid, Alex Cord lacks the menace, dynamism, and screen presence of the young John Wayne - meaning that the focus of this Stagecoach has to be on other participants. Ann-Margret is very good as Dallas (the part originally played by Claire Trevor); while Stefanie Powers makes her mark as Mrs Mallory. Bing Crosby is the boozy doc with a heart (not a patch on Thomas Mitchell's turn thirty years earlier but Crosby was always worth watching); while Red Buttons is disappointing as the liquor salesman with eight kids (far better was the twittery Donald Meek).

Using the 1939 screenplay, this film is pretty much a straight remake, but in standard class. Slim Pickens does a fair imitation of Andy Devine as the hapless coach driver, and Bob Cummings is just plain irritating as the crook who has a mysterious case he won't let out of his sight.

So, 'Stagecoach' is OK as a time-filler, but was not needed - why bother when the film has already been made and stands as a classic. Liked the end portraits of the cast though, and always good to see Keenan Wynn, however brief a role he has (and it is pretty brief here), although pivotal.


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