Stagecoach [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Get £1 Off Amazon Video*
Frequently Bought Together
Nine disparate travelers are thrust together on a Stagecoach destined for Apache territory...and movie immortality. As the Ringo Kid, director John Ford casr a lanky veteran of 70 B-movies, serials and shorts named John Wayne. Each rifle shot and closeup rang out the news: a new star is born. Claire Trevor, Thomas Mitchell (his Academy Award?-winning* performance) and others made memorable imptressions. Stunt legend Yakima Canutt provided hair-raising thrilles. And 17 American folk songs formed the basis of an Oscar?-winning* score. This adventure ushered in a 30-year era of great Westerns, many featuring its top practitioners ? Ford and Wayne.
Audio Commentary:Commentary by Scott Eyman
Documentary:AMERICAN MASTERS: John Ford/John Wayne: The Filmmaker and the Legend
Featurette:Stagecoach: A Story of Redemption
TV Spot:May 4, 1946 Academy Award Theater Broadcast
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
Iconic and genre defining, John Ford's legendary 1939 western Stagecoach is also fondly remembered as the first collaboration between Ford and his regular star player John Wayne beginning a partnership that would produce well over thirty movies including such favorites as The Searchers, Rio Grande and She Wore A Yellow Ribbon. Stagecoach was also Ford's first use of the infamous Monument Valley which spans the borders of Utah and Arizona, establishing possibly the most recognisable western landscape ever committed to celluloid which along with the Saguaro cactus became synonymous with the genre and immortalised for decades to come.
As there are countless reviews outlining the synopsis of Stagecoach I will avoid any lengthy breakdowns of what is a fairly standard western storyline concerning a colourful group of travellers who despite warnings of the ever present threat of Apache interference led by the ruthless war chief Geronimo all have their own personal reasons for making the treacherous journey from Tonto Arizona to Lordsburg New Mexico.Read more ›
Stagecoach has one of the most unique storyline of any Western, it primarily dealing with the relationship of those on the journey. Contrasting personalities cause confrontations almost instantly, but it's the lingering fear of the Apaches inevitable attack that gives this film its greatest twist. The Apache attack on the Stagecoach is nothing short of superb, the cinematography, so unique at that time made this movie stand out from the rest, and still stands up today as an amazing action set piece. Back in 1939 danger was not a factor for stuntmen, which simply creates an authentic action scene rarely seen today.
Although I have already commented on the cinematography it definitely deserves another mention. Filmed on location in Monument Valley, Utah, one of John Fords many trademarks, the scenery is so stunning it deserves a second watch to take it all in.
Although John Wayne had starred in over 80 movies, it was his role in Stagecoach that catapulted him to movie stardom. He plays his role effortlessly as the "nice guy" he plays in most films, and you can never say he "overplays" a character. The rest of the cast are great in their various personas, but it's Claire Trevor who stands out as Dallas, a woman left bitter after being run out of town by the local females for her questionable behaviour.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's John Wayne in "Stagecoach" - what else can I say that hasn't already been said? Just one of the best westerns ever made and, believe me, I've seen a lot of westerns... Read morePublished 2 hours ago by Eddy Jones
This is a film I haven't seen - yet, although I have just ordered this particular DVD. I don't think i'll get round to watching it until i get a proper DVD. Read morePublished 14 days ago by steppes
I can't understand what it is about this movie that has people spouting about how great a western it is. Sure, it is one of John Wayne's early entries into the movie business. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Keith R. Sauerwald
An absolute classic, the remake fails to meet this reach this one did.Published 6 months ago by F. Spence