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Director:
Writers:
Joseph Landon (screenplay)
Dudley Nichols (based on a screenplay by)
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Release Date:
15 June 1966 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
These Were The Ten Who Fought Indians, Outlaws And Each Other As They Rode To Greatness On The Stagecoach To Cheyenne!
Plot:
A group of unlikely traveling companions find themselves on the same stagecoach to Cheyenne. They include a drunken doctor... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Excellent (color) remake of the 1939 John Wayne version. See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ann-Margret ... Dallas

Red Buttons ... Peacock

Mike Connors ... Hatfield (as Michael Connors)

Alex Cord ... Ringo Kid

Bing Crosby ... Doc Josiah Boone

Robert Cummings ... Henry Gatewood (as Bob Cummings)

Van Heflin ... Marshal Curly Wilcox

Slim Pickens ... Buck, Stagecoach Driver

Stefanie Powers ... Mrs. Lucy Mallory

Keenan Wynn ... Luke Plummer
Brad Weston ... Matt Plummer
Joseph Hoover ... Lt. Blanchard
John Gabriel ... Capt. Jim Mallory
Oliver McGowan ... Mr. Haines
David Humphreys Miller ... Billy Pickett
Bruce Mars ... Dancing Trooper
Brett Pearson ... Drunken Sergeant
Muriel Davidson ... Mrs. Ellouise Gatewood
Ned Wynn ... Ike Plummer
Norman Rockwell ... Townsman
Edwin Mills ... Sergeant Major
Hal Lynch ... Jerry the Bartender
The Westernaires
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adler ... Clem (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Poker Player (uncredited)
Walker Edmiston ... Cheyenne Wells Fargo Agent (uncredited)
Chief Sky Eagle ... Indian Chief (uncredited)
Kam Tong ... Waldo (uncredited)
Barbara Wilkin ... Susan - Saloon Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Gordon Douglas 
 
Writing credits
Joseph Landon (screenplay)

Dudley Nichols (based on a screenplay by)

Ernest Haycox (from a story by)

Produced by
Alvin G. Manuel .... associate producer
Martin Rackin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Clothier (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Hugh S. Fowler 
 
Art Direction by
Herman A. Blumenthal 
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss (set decorations)
Walter M. Scott (set decorations)
 
Makeup Department
Margaret Donovan .... supervising hair stylist
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair styles for Ann-Margaret created by
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Marvin G. Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Harry Caplan .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Kellogg .... second unit director
Joseph E. Rickards .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Don B. Greenwood .... property master (uncredited)
Dennis J. Parrish .... assistant property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Elmer Raguse .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Gerald Endler .... mechanical effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Conrad Bachmann .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Brown .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Burk .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Coffer .... stunts (uncredited)
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Hennesy .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson .... stunts (uncredited)
Archie Fire Lame Deer .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob May .... stunts (uncredited)
Hal Needham .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Sheppard .... stunts (uncredited)
Dean Smith .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestration
Laurindo Almeida .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Bill Brown .... music arranger: vocal arrangements (uncredited)
Alexander Courage .... conductor (uncredited)
Mike Deasy .... musician (uncredited)
Carl Fortina .... musician: accordion (uncredited)
Alexander Gerens .... music copyist (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor (uncredited)
Wally Heglin .... music copyist (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Howard A. Roberts .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
David Tamkin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
James E. Haynes .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Arthur Steloff .... production assistant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
115 min | USA:110 min (FMC Library Print)
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | 4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #21084) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
Bing Crosby's last cinema movie.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the Indian attack when the view is from above and the camera pans to a helicopter shot, you can see the shadow of the helicopter briefly at the top of the screen, behind the horseback riders. This occurs around 1h29m into the film on some prints.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Stagecoach Theme (I Will Follow)See more »

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42 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Excellent (color) remake of the 1939 John Wayne version., 29 September 2006
Author: Jim (tinman19602003@yahoo.com) from California - Film Capitol of the World

Although the 1966 remake of Stagecoach is not quite of the caliber of the 1939 version, this well done and very entertaining western is well worth a look, if only to see the beautiful color scenery in Cinemascope.

Particularly notable among the cast is Bing Crosby, for once in a non singing role. His portrayal of the disgraced doctor with a taste for whiskey is a solid one, it proves that despite some of his later work (Say One for Me - 1959, etc), that the popular crooner could actually act.

Alex Cord, (who is remembered for Gray Eagle - in which he portrays a Native American) is here to be seen as Ringo, and pulling a gun on the marauding "Indians" chasing the stagecoach, while trying to keep the sheriff from shooting him as an escapee, and he is in top form. Cord has not the screen presence of his predecessor in the role, John Wayne, but he carries the role off with a believable grittiness that is convincing, nonetheless.

Not to demean Robert Cummings, whom I respect very much, and once worked with in films, I don't "believe" his character as the dishonest Banker, he has the right stuff, but doesn't seem able to show it off. His portrayal is nonetheless competent and does not detract from enjoyment of the film.

The scenery is outstanding and Gordon Douglas and his cinematographer, William Clothier have done a fine job of giving this film an expansive and authentic look. The music is very good evoking the mood of the film as it changes from tense to exciting and back to tense. The final scenes were a trifle bloodier than the original film, and could have been less drawn out, but overall, the film works well.

Just a word about the supporting cast. Ann Margaret is, as always, very fine; Red Buttons (See "Red" in Poseidon Adventure" for comparison) adds a certain comical manner to his role, which was a weak spot in the 1939 version. Mike Connors is convincing and gives the film a "familiar" feel (due to his many television roles, no doubt). Van Heflin is his usual solid self, giving his role all you would expect, but with a hint that given more to do, he would have pulled that off too.

All in all, a satisfying if not top notch film, any western buff should find it very enjoyable. If you like Ernest Haycox's book (on which this film is based) "Stage to Lordsburg", you will love seeing his story in color, it really helps.

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