The film is set against the impressive backdrop of Monument Valley in Utah and tells the story of a mixed group of travellers who are making their way across the country to Arizona. They are endangered by an Indian War Party and this, along with their personal histories, results in difficulties.
A Classic Western
- Stagecoach review by Victoria Sutton
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My whole family enjoyed this, and I’m not surprised. After (in my opinion) a bit of a slow and very slightly confusing first 10-15 minutes the adventure begins. The basic story covers a group of mismatched people who are begrudgingly bought together to travel on a stagecoach through the deserts of Utah and the difficulties this throws upon them. Best known as the film that brought John Wayne into the spotlight, it also has some great character acting from actors such as Claire Trevor, Tim Holt and Thomas Mitchell.
The photography and scenery are amazing when you think it was made in 1939. I recommend this to any fan of Western films, it’s also a great introductory film of the Western genre.