This is where it all started. John Ford's smash hit and enduring masterpiece Stagecoach revolutionized the western, elevating it from B movie to the A-list. The quintessential tale of a group of strangers thrown together into extraordinary circumstances--nine passengers traveling a dangerous route from Arizona to New Mexico--Stagecoach features outstanding performances from Hollywood stalwarts Claire Trevor (Key Largo; Murder, My Sweet), John Carradine (Drums Along the Mohawk, The Grapes of Wrath), Thomas Mitchell (Make Way for Tomorrow, It's a Wonderful Life), and, of course, John Wayne (The Searchers, Rio Bravo), in his first starring role for Ford, as the daredevil outlaw the Ringo Kid. Superbly shot and tightly edited, Stagecoach (Ford's first trip to Monument Valley) is Hollywood storytelling at its finest. SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: New, restored high-definition digital transfer, Audio commentary by noted western authority Jim Kitses, Bucking Broadway (1917), a fifty-four-minute silent western by John Ford, with new music by Donald Sosin, Extensive video interview with Ford from 1968, New video interview with Dan Ford, biographer and grandson of the director, about Ford's home movies, New video interview with filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, New video essay by writer Tag Gallagher, New video feature about Monument Valley, New video interview with stunt coordinator Vic Armstrong about Stagecoach's stuntman Yakima Canutt, Radio dramatization of Stagecoach from 1949, Theatrical trailer, PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by David Cairns and the short story that inspired the film.
Claire Trevor,Andy Devine,John Carradine,John Wayne,George Bancroft,Thomas Mitchell