8/1/2011 - Film Showing: Stagecoach (1939)



Monday, August 1


Farioly Program Room

When John Ford’s classic was released, the Western, with few exceptions, had fallen to the level of low-budget “oaters,” to use Variety’s demeaning term.  Stagecoach resuscitated the genre, increased Ford’s reputation, and made John Wayne a star.  The story follows a varied group of people on a stagecoach trip through Apache territory in 1880’s New Mexico.