Classic Movie Hub (CMH)
 

Charlie Chaplin book Smile by Gary Golio

Stagecoach Overview:

Stagecoach (1939) was a Western - Black-and-white Film directed by John Ford and produced by John Ford.

The film was based on the short story The Stage to Lordsburg written by Ernest Haycox published in Collier's in Apr 1937.

Stagecoach was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1995.

Academy Awards 1939 --- Ceremony Number 12 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorThomas MitchellWon
Best Art DirectionAlexander ToluboffNominated
Best CinematographyBert GlennonNominated
Best DirectorJohn FordNominated
Best Film EditingOtho Lovering, Dorothy SpencerNominated
Best Music - ScoringRichard Hageman, Frank Harling, John Leipold, Leo ShukenWon
Best PictureWalter Wanger (production company)Nominated
.

BlogHub Articles:

Review: Stagecoach (1939)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 21, 2019 From 4 Star Films

While the western hardly began with Stagecoach, one could go out on a very slight limb and say it became a more fully realized version of itself in the hands of John Ford; it all but grew in stature as a genre. This progression cropped out of the prevailing assumption of the day and age that the wes... Read full article


Stagecoach: An Appreciation

By Amanda Garrett on May 15, 2018 From Old Hollywood Films

Claire Trevor and John Wayne in the classic Western Stagecoach (1939). This article is part of The Classic Comfort Movie Blogathon hosted by Classic Film & TV Cafe. "What I remember is the time John Wayne killed three people with a carbine while falling to the dusty street in Stagecoach," ... Read full article


DOUBLE BILL #7: Stagecoach (1939) and The Searchers (1956)

By Carol Martinheira on Oct 10, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #7: Stagecoach (1939) and The Searchers (1956) On October 10, 2017October 10, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized John Ford and John Wayne. One of cinema?s greatest and most celebrated director-actor partnerships. They made dozens of films together and they were ... Read full article


Great Films of 1939: "Stagecoach" April 16 at the Daystar Center

By Stephen Reginald on Mar 23, 2016 From Classic Movie Man

Great Films of 1939: "Stagecoach" April 16 at the Daystar Center Preston Sturges series: Stagecoach Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Chicago, IL When: April 16, 2016 Time: 6:45 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Reginald Stagecoach (1939) changed the western film genre fo... Read full article


The Essential Films of 1939: Stagecoach

By Amanda Garrett on Nov 10, 2014 From Old Hollywood Films

The Film: Stagecoach, considered by many critics to be the first serious Western film. The Director: John Ford. The Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Thomas Mitchell, John Carradine, Donald Meek, Berton Churchill, Louise Platt, Andy Devine and George Bancroft. Source Material: The short s... Read full article


See all Stagecoach articles

Quotes from

Ringo Kid: You may need me and this Winchester, Curly. Saw a ranch house burnin' last night.


Buck: If there's anything I don't like, it's driving a stagecoach through Apache country.


Buck: If I was you, I'd let them shoot it out.
Marshal Curly Wilcox: Let who?
Buck: Luke Plummer and the Kid. There would be a lot more peace in this territory if that Luke Plummer had so many holes in him he couldn't hold his liquor.


read more quotes from Stagecoach...

Facts about

Ranked #9 on the American Film Institute's list of the 10 greatest films in the genre "Western" in June 2008.
Producer Walter Wanger wanted Gary Cooper for the role of Ringo but Cooper's fees were too high. Bruce Cabot unsuccessfully tested for it before John Ford got his wish and cast John Wayne.
In 1939 there was no paved road through Monument Valley, hence the reason why it hadn't been used as a movie location before (it wasn't paved until the 1950s). Harry Goulding, who ran a trading post there, had heard that John Ford was planning a big-budget Western so he traveled to Hollywood, armed with over 100 photographs, and threatened to camp out on Ford's doorstep until the director saw him. Ford saw him almost immediately and was instantly sold on the location, particularly when he realized that its remoteness would free him from studio interference.
read more facts about Stagecoach...
Share this page:
Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World to Laugh (and Cry)
book or play


See All Film Adaptations >>
Best Supporting Actor Oscar 1939






See more Best Supporting Actor awards>>
National Film Registry

Stagecoach

Released 1939
Inducted 1995
(Sound)




See All Films in National Registry >>
Also directed by John Ford




More about John Ford >>
Also produced by John Ford




More about John Ford >>
Related Lists
Create a list




See All Related Lists >>
Also released in 1939




See All 1939 films >>
More "Book-Based" films



See All "Book-Based" films >>
More "Romance (Action)" films



See All "Romance (Action)" films >>
More "Wild West" films



See All "Wild West" films >>
error