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.