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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.

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  • Won 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations.
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Dallas
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Ringo Kid
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Buck
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Hatfield
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Doc Josiah Boone
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Mrs. Lucy Mallory
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Marshal Curley Wilcox
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Samuel Peacock
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Ellsworth Henry Gatewood
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Lt. Blanchard
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Luke Plummer
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Girl in Saloon (uncredited)
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Indian Scout (uncredited)
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Bit Part (uncredited)
Wiggie Blowne ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ...
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Lordsburg Saloon Owner (uncredited)
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Bit Part (uncredited)
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Cavalry Scout / Indian Attacking Stagecoach (uncredited)
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Boone's Landlady (uncredited)
Steve Clemente ...
Bit (uncredited)
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Rancher (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
Marga Ann Deighton ...
Mrs. Pickett (uncredited)
Patricia Doyle ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
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Bit Part (uncredited)
Johnny Eckert ...
Small Role (uncredited)
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Deputy Frank (uncredited)
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Sgt. Billy Pickett (uncredited)
Brenda Fowler ...
Mrs. Gatewood (uncredited)
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Lordsburg Townsman (uncredited)
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Girl in Saloon (uncredited)
Don Hawks ...
Small Role (uncredited)
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Ed - Editor (uncredited)
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Sergeant (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Capt. Whitney (uncredited)
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Mrs. Nancy Whitney (uncredited)
Al Lee ...
Small Role (uncredited)
Duke R. Lee ...
Lordsburg Sheriff (uncredited)
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Lordsburg Express Agent (uncredited)
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Chris (uncredited)
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Jim - Tonto Express Agent (uncredited)
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Tonto Sheriff (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ...
Ogler (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
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Capt. Sickel (uncredited)
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Pony Express Agent (uncredited)
Jack Mohr ...
Small Role (uncredited)
Kent Odell ...
Billy Pickett Jr (uncredited)
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Lordsburg Bar Patron (uncredited)
Vester Pegg ...
Hank Plummer (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ...
Jerry - Tonto Bartender (uncredited)
Chris Phillips ...
Small Role (uncredited)
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Ike Plummer (uncredited)
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Rancher (uncredited)
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Yakima (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ...
(uncredited)
Margaret Smith ...
Small Role (uncredited)
Chuck Stubbs ...
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Telegraph Operator (uncredited)
Leonard Trainor ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Mary Kathleen Walker ...
Lucy's Infant (uncredited)
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Capt. Simmons (uncredited)
Whitehorse ...
Indian Chief (uncredited)
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Cavalryman (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Ford

Written by

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Ernest Haycox ... (original story)
 
Dudley Nichols ... (screen play)
 
Ben Hecht ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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John Ford ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Gerard Carbonara ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Bert Glennon ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Otho Lovering ... film editor
Dorothy Spencer ... film editor
Walter Reynolds ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

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Otho Lovering ... supervising editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Alexander Toluboff

Costume Design by

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Walter Plunkett ... (costumes)

Makeup Department

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Norbert A. Myles ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Daniel Keefe ... production manager (uncredited)
Jack Kirston ... assistant production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Wingate Smith ... assistant director
Yakima Canutt ... second unit director (uncredited)
Lowell J. Farrell ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Wiard Ihnen ... associate art director (as Wiard B. Ihnen)

Sound Department

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Frank Maher ... sound
Robert Parrish ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Ray Binger ... special photographic effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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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

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James V. King ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ned Scott ... still photographer (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Lee Bradley ... extras casting (uncredited)
Harry Goulding ... extras casting (uncredited)

Location Management

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Danny Keith ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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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

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Walter Wanger ... presenter
W. Frank Long ... horse handler/wrangler (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 drunken doctor, two women, a bank manager who has taken off with his client's money, and the famous Ringo Kid, among others. Written by Andrew Hyatt

Plot Keywords
Taglines 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 »
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Also Known As
  • La chevauchée fantastique (France)
  • La diligence (France)
  • Höllenfahrt nach Santa Fé (Germany)
  • La diligència (Spain, Catalan title)
  • La diligencia (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Box Office

Budget $392,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Orson Welles argued that Stagecoach (1939) was a perfect textbook of filmmaking and claimed to have watched the film more than forty times in preparation for the making of Citizen Kane (1941). See more »
Goofs In the beginning sequence when the stage is coming into town you can see that the buildings are stage facades as the camera shot is at an angle and it is clear there is no structure behind the false front. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Laramie (1949). See more »
Soundtracks Trail to Mexico (Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie) See more »
Quotes Marshal Curly Wilcox: Come busting in here - you'd think we were being attacked! You can find another wife.
Chris: Sure I can find another wife. But she take my rifle and my horse. Oh, I'll never sell her. I love her so much. I beat her with a whip and she never get tired.
Dr. Josiah Boone: Your wife?
Chris: No, my horse. I can find another wife easy, yes, but not a horse like that!
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