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Stagecoach to Fury (1956)

Approved | | Western | 13 December 1956 (USA)
A cavalry officer organizes fellow passangers against Mexican outlaws, while at a stagecoach stop. A character study of each passenger is provided, via flashback.

Director:

William F. Claxton

Writers:

Earle Lyon (story), Eric Norden (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Forrest Tucker ... Frank Townsend
Mari Blanchard ... Barbara Duval
Wallace Ford ... Judge Lester Farrell
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Lorenzo Gracia
Paul Fix ... Tim O'Connors
Rico Alaniz ... Miguel Torres
Wright King Wright King ... Ralph Slader
Margia Dean ... Ruth
Ian MacDonald ... Sheriff Ross
William 'Bill' Phillips William 'Bill' Phillips ... Harold - Bartender
Ellen Corby ... Sarah Farrell
Alex Montoya Alex Montoya ... Oro
Rayford Barnes Rayford Barnes ... Zick
Norman Leavitt ... Customer
Steven Geray ... Nichols
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Storyline

A cavalry officer organizes fellow passangers against Mexican outlaws, while at a stagecoach stop. A character study of each passenger is provided, via flashback.

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cavalry | stagecoach | bandit | See All (3) »

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Magnificent Adventure!!

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diligenskuppen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Regal Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was Robert L. Lippert's first film under the Regal Films banner. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Story of Esther Costello (1957) See more »

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Western hostage drama
20 December 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

An interesting group of passengers on the Stagecoach To Fury get waylaid at a stagecoach station and taken as hostage. The bandits led by Rodolfo Hoyos are expecting a shipment of gold on the stage, but it isn't there. To save the others lives especially after Hoyos shoots and wounds driver Paul Fix, guard Forrest Tucker gives up the fact they're to meet the shipment at the station. So the bandits sit there and wait. And also kill a few useless passengers who try to make their own plans separate from Tucker and Fix.

Compared to most on the Stagecoach that was the title of the John Ford classic film these are a pretty scurvy lot as some flashbacks show. The bandits are almost dishing out some cosmic justice to these people.

This independent western released by 20th Century Fox even got some Academy recognition with a nomination for black and white cinematography. The cinematography of the final shootout in the desert and the holdup is well done.

In the cast my favorite is Mari Blanchard who plays one coldhearted woman who thinks that men just grovel at a wink from her. Does she ever find out different. And she has a nasty secret kept from the rest of the hostages.

A solid B western, you can't go wrong with this.


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