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Stagecoach / [presented by] Walter Wanger ; screenplay, Dudley Nichols ; released through United Artists ; directed by John Ford.

Wanger, Walter, 1894-1968 (producer.). Nichols, Dudley, 1895-1960 (screenwriter.). Ford, John, 1894-1973 (interviewee,, director.). Trevor, Claire, 1910-2000 (actor.). Wayne, John, 1907-1979 (actor.). Devine, Andy, 1905-1977 (actor.). Carradine, John, (actor.). Mitchell, Thomas, 1892-1962 (actor.). Platt, Louise, 1915-2003 (actor.). Bancroft, George, 1882-1956 (actor.). Meek, Donald, 1878-1946 (actor.). Churchill, Berton, 1876-1940 (actor.). Holt, Tim, 1918-1973 (actor.). Tyler, Tom, 1903-1954 (actor.). Toluboff, Alexander, (artistic director.). Glennon, Bert, (cinematographer.). Morros, Boris, 1891-1963 (composer.). Hageman, Richard, 1881-1966 (adapter.). Harling, W. Franke (William Franke), 1887-1958 (adapter.). Gruenberg, Louis, 1884-1964 (adapter.). Leipold, John M., (adapter.). Shuken, Leo, 1906-1976 (adapter.). Lovering, Otto, (film editor.). Spencer, Dorothy, 1909-2002 (film editor.). Plunkett, Walter, 1902-1982 (costume designer.). Maher, Frank, (sound designer.). Kitses, Jim, (commentator.). Bogdanovich, Peter, 1939-2022 (interviewee.). Ford, Dan, 1945- (interviewee.). Bissinger, Buzz, 1954- (interviewee.). Armstrong, Vic., (interviewee.). Gallagher, Tag. Dreaming of Jeanie. (Added Author). Cairns, David, 1926- Taking the stage. (Added Author). Haycox, Ernest, 1899-1950 Stage to Lordsburg. (Added Author). United Artists Corporation. (Added Author). Criterion Collection (Firm) (Added Author). Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, Louise Platt, George Bancroft, Donald Meek, Berton Churchill, Tim Holt, Tom Tyler. (Cast).

A group of passengers with nothing in common is stuck inside a coach that is being attacked by bandits and Indians.

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  • ISBN: 9781604652253
  • ISBN: 160465225X
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 96 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (31 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
  • Edition: Special edition.
  • Publisher: [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2010]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the original story "Stage to Lordsburg" by Ernest Haycox.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.
Special features: Disc 1. Commentary with film historian, Jim Kitses; Original theatrical trailer. Disc 2. "Bucking Broadway" John Ford silent film (1917); John Ford interview; "Peter Bogdanovich" offers his thoughts on Stagecoach; "Dreaming of Jeanie" video essay by Tag Gallagher; "John Ford home movies" interview with grandson Dan Ford; "True West" video interview with Buzz Bissinger; "Yakima Canutt" stuntsman Vic Armstrong discusses Camutt's contributions to filmmaking; "Screen director's playhouse" radio adaptation of Stagecoach broadcast Jan. 9, 1949 with John Wayne and Claire Trevor. Booklet: "Taking the stage" by David Cairns; "Stage to Lordsburg" by Ernest Haycox.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1: Film -- Disc 2. Supplements.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Art direction, Alexander Toluboff ; director of photography, Bert Glennon ; musical direction, Boris Morros ; musical score based on American folk songs adapted by Richard Hageman, Franke Harling, Louis Gruenberg, John Leipold, Leo Shuken ; film editors, Otho Lovering, Dorothy Spencer ; costumes, Walter Plunkett ; sound, Frank Maher ; assistant director, Wingate Smith.
Participant or Performer Note:
Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, Louise Platt, George Bancroft, Donald Meek, Berton Churchill, Tim Holt, Tom Tyler.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NTSC, full screen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Note:
In English with optional English SDH subtitles.
Awards Note:
Academy Award, 1940: Best supporting actor (Thomas Mitchell); Best music, scoring.
Subject: Stagecoaches > Drama.
Western plays.
Genre: Western films.
Action and adventure films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films > United States.

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