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STAGECOACH1939

Stagecoach

Stagecoach
© MCMXXXIX by Walter Wanger Productions, Incorporated

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Source of Film

SOURCE OF FILM

Stage to Lordsburg, Collier's magazine April 10, 1937

Ernest Haycox (1899-1950) was a U.S. Army veteran who had been posted along the Mexican border and served in Europe during World War I before becoming a pulp fiction writer in the early 1920s.   He wrote more than 300 short stories and during the 1930s was a frequent contributor to Collier's Weekly.

Dudley Nichols (1895-1960), a veteran screenwriter and frequent collaborator with director John Ford, turned Haycox's story into a script.   He holds an Academy Award footnote as being the first artist to refuse an Oscar - for The Informer (1935) - because the Screen Writers Guild was on strike at the time.

Producer Detail

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR DETAIL

John Ford (1937)

Film Run-time and Synopsis

RUNTIME & SYNOPSIS

1 hour, 36 minutes

Director John Ford teams up with John Wayne in this break-out Western that redefined the genre.   Eight travelers must make it together across Apache indian territory.

Film Comments

FILM COMMENTS

Stagecoach was Ford's first non-silent western.

Film Awards

FILM AWARDS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

OSCAR NOMINEE
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MPAA RATING

No rating

Box Office Ranking

BOX OFFICE RANKING

  • 1939 Domestic Box Office Rank: #30[1]U.S. flag

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  • Domestic Theatrical Release:  $159[1]U.S. flag

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Film Run-time and Synopsis

RUNTIME & SYNOPSIS

1 hour, 36 minutes

Director John Ford teams up with John Wayne in this break-out Western that redefined the genre.   Eight travelers must make it together across Apache indian territory.

Film Comments

FILM COMMENTS

Stagecoach was Ford's first non-silent western.

Film Awards

FILM AWARDS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

OSCAR NOMINEE
WINNER

MPAA Rating

MPAA RATING

No rating

Box Office Ranking

BOX OFFICE RANKING

  • 1939 Domestic Box Office Rank: #30[1]U.S. flag

Theatrical Revenues

GROSS

  • (Adjusted Gross in $millions)
  • Domestic Theatrical Release:  $159[1]U.S. flag

Original Film Distributor

DISTRIBUTOR

Location Filming

LOCATION

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