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Stagecoach (15-Feb-1939)

Director: John Ford

Writer: Dudley Nichols

From short story: Stage to Lordsburg by Ernest Haycox

Producer: Walter Wanger

Keywords: Western

An assortment of nine embark on a stagecoach ride from Tonto to Lordsburg through the Arizona Territory. Apache leader Geronimo is on the warpath, so U.S. Cavalry is promised to accompany them on their journey, but are reassigned at the last minute. Characters are portrayed in depth, cinematography excellent; it set a new high bar for the Western. The film immediately transformed John Wayne from a B-movie actor to the A-list. Won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Thomas Mitchell and also Best Original Score, and received five other Oscar nominations including Best Picture.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
George Bancroft
30-Sep-1882 2-Oct-1956 Thunderbolt
John Carradine
5-Feb-1906 27-Nov-1988 In over 200 B movies
Berton Churchill
9-Dec-1876 10-Oct-1940 Heroes for Sale
Andy Devine
7-Oct-1905 18-Feb-1977 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
Tim Holt
5-Feb-1918 15-Feb-1973 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Donald Meek
14-Jul-1878 18-Nov-1946 Scottish-American character actor
Thomas Mitchell
11-Jul-1892 17-Dec-1962 Gerald O'Hara in Gone with the Wind
Claire Trevor
8-Mar-1910 8-Apr-2000 Key Largo
Tom Tyler
9-Aug-1903 3-May-1954 Adventures of Captain Marvel
John Wayne
26-May-1907 11-Jun-1979 The Duke


Claire Trevor   ...   Dallas
John Wayne   ...   Ringo Kid
Andy Devine   ...   Buck
John Carradine   ...   Hatfield
Thomas Mitchell   ...   Doc Boone
Louise Platt   ...   Lucy Mallory
George Bancroft   ...   Curley
Donald Meek   ...   Peacock
Berton Churchill   ...   Gatewood
Tim Holt   ...   Lieutenant
Tom Tyler   ...   Luke Plummer


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