Stagecoach (1939)

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Director: John Ford
Cast: John Wayne, John Carradine and Thomas Mitchell

This revolutionary Wayne cowboy adventure downplays elements typical of the genre and instead focuses on carefully etched character studies. Marked by deft and efficient editing, as well as remarkable camera work, Stagecoach transcends the traditional shoot-'em-up.

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