|Producer(s)||John Ford (uncredited)|
|Top Topics||Book-Based, Romance (Action), Wild West|
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.
This film is the greatest Western entry in Hollywood's annus mirabilis of 1939, and Ford's prototype for the Western genre he dignified. This also marked Wayne's commercial breakthrough and a new level of maturity in his performances. A motley crowd - a loose woman, a gambler, a banker with a mysterious satchel, an expectant young bride, a whiskey salesman, and a drunk doctor - set out from a dusty New Mexico town with Devine at the reins and Bancroft riding shotgun and with eye out for the escaped outlaw, the Ringo Kid (Wayne). They pick up Wayne soon enough, and alliances and suspicions are forged in the tension of anticipating an Indian attack. The first of many Westerns filmed in the forbidden majesty of Monument Valley.
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Stagecoach was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1995.
Academy Awards 1939 --- Ceremony Number 12 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||Thomas Mitchell||Won|
|Best Art Direction||Alexander Toluboff||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Bert Glennon||Nominated|
|Best Director||John Ford||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Otho Lovering, Dorothy Spencer||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Richard Hageman, Frank Harling, John Leipold, Leo Shuken||Won|
|Best Picture||Walter Wanger (production company)||Nominated|
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Dr. Josiah Boone: Three weeks ago I took a bullet out of a man who was shot by a gentleman. The bullet was in his back!
Hatfield: You mean to insinuate...
Ringo Kid: Sit down, mister. Doc don't mean no harm.
Marshal Curly Wilcox: Now folks, if we push on we can be in Apache Wells by sundown. Soldiers there will give us an escort as far as the ferry. Then it's only a hoot and a holler into Lordsburg. We got four men who can handle firearms - five with you, Ringo. Doc can shoot if sober.
[Lt. Blanchard has just informed the stagecoach occupants that the cavalry will not escort them to Lordsburg]
Marshal Curly Wilcox: This stage is going to Lordsburg. If you think it ain't safe to ride along with us, I figure we can get there without you soldier boys.
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John Ford originally wanted Ward Bond to play Buck the stage driver but gave the role to Andy Devine when he found that Bond couldn't drive a "six-up" stagecoach and there wasn't time to teach him.
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