Stagecoach

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Released 1939

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Director:
John Ford
Released:
1939
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Stagecoach is an action-packed western film directed by John Ford and released in 1939. A loaded stagecoach full of frightened settlers who are fleeing an Indian raid soon encounters the Ringo Kid (John Wayne), a legendary bandit and outlaw. The Kid, who has recently escaped from prison, claims that he was framed for murder and that he has escaped to hunt down the person truly responsible. The wary stagecoach passengers are hesitant to accept his story, but realize that they must all band together if they wish to survive an imminent attack from a pack of fierce Apaches who have become notorious for attacking coaches. The Kid must marshall the passengers, including a floozy barmaid (Claire Trevor), a degenerate gambler (John Carradine) and many other colorful characters, into a fighting force that can outwit the cunning Apaches. Stagecoach is a universal favorite among western fans, and is also essential viewing for devotees of John Wayne.

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Westerns