History Film / Stagecoach

23rd Sep '16 4:42:45 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* TakeThat: Gatewood procalims that America should have a businessman for president. At the time, Herbert Hoover, a businessman, was president. This was a deliberate dig by Creator/JohnFord.
23rd Sep '16 4:38:41 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CallingShotGun: The film popularised it.


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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Gatewood.


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* DramaticGunCock: Ringo pulls this off with a ''lever-action rifle''.


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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Ringo's introduction.
* FakeOutOpening: Trailer example: The 1939 coming-attractions spot opens with....documentary footage of trains (a stretch for the Old West, but still believable) and airplanes! It makes no sense at all without the narrator's commentary: he's comparing the present (1930s) with the past, and actual footage from the movie doesn't show up in the trailer until the narrator says something along the lines of "What were things like back then?" (Weird, to be sure, but justified and even effective for a moviegoing audience who up to this point had probably never seen a Western movie, or at least one that was done so well.)


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* InjunCountry: The stagecoach enters Apache country and must ultimately flee from a swarm of angry Apaches giving chase.


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* JustEatGilligan: Creator/JohnFord was once asked why, during the climactic chase scene, the Indians didn't just shoot the horses to stop the stagecoach? "Because the movie would have ended right there", he replied.
** Also the horses were probably the most valuable thing (to the Indians) on the stage. They didn't now about the stolen money and probably didn't know how many women were there. So if you kill the horses, all you get is the chance to rape and murder.


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* OneBulletLeft: Hatfield saves his last bullet to spare Mrs. Mallory "a fate worse than death". There's another woman on the coach but she's a prostitute so he doesn't seem to care. [[spoiler:He's just about to pull the trigger when he's shot and mortally wounded, sparing her. They are saved by the calvary moments later]].


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* UnorthodoxReload: In his first scene, Ringo reloads a rifle this way.
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28th Jul '16 5:45:58 PM BobTanaka
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Doc Boone is a rambling, semi-comic drunkard for most of the film, until he has to sober up to deliver Mrs. Mallory's baby. Following this he takes a major role in defending the stage from Apaches and even stares down a dangerous gunfighter while completely unarmed.
28th Jul '16 4:37:41 PM BobTanaka
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* ShellShockedVeteran: Implied to be the reason for Doc Boone's drinking: he was an army medic during the Civl War.
28th Jul '16 4:23:55 PM BobTanaka
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* TheDreaded: Geronimo.
11th Mar '16 4:56:56 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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'''''Stagecoach''''' is a classic 1939 [[TheWestern Western]] directed by the legendary Creator/JohnFord, and notable as the first major role for Creator/JohnWayne.

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'''''Stagecoach''''' ''Stagecoach'' is a classic 1939 [[TheWestern Western]] directed by the legendary Creator/JohnFord, and notable as the first major role for Creator/JohnWayne.
22nd Nov '15 9:23:46 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* PluckyComicRelief: Buck is the whiny yet affable coach driver played by Andy Devine.

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* PluckyComicRelief: Buck is Buck, the whiny yet affable talkative, skittish coach driver played by Andy Devine.
22nd Nov '15 8:35:41 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* PluckyComicRelief: Buck is the whiny yet affable coach driver played by Andy Devine.
7th Nov '15 9:00:19 AM Mdumas43073
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John Wayne had previously appeared in some 80 "B" pictures; most studio executives were vehemently opposed to putting him in a major film, but Ford (whose first ''sound'' Western this was to be) insisted on casting Wayne as the Ringo Kid. (Notably, the actor was paid far less than any of his co-stars except for Creator/JohnCarradine.) Ford, well known for abusing his cast and crew, reportedly brutalized Wayne to screw an effective performance out of him -- and succeeded. This film also marked the first time that Ford would shoot in [[SceneryPorn Monument Valley, Utah]], the site that would become his favorite setting and almost a trademark of his films.


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John Wayne had previously appeared in some 80 "B" pictures; most studio executives were vehemently opposed to putting giving him top billing in a major film, but Ford (whose first ''sound'' Western this was to be) insisted on casting Wayne as the Ringo Kid. (Notably, the actor was paid far less than any of his co-stars except for Creator/JohnCarradine.) Ford, well known for abusing his cast and crew, reportedly brutalized Wayne to screw an effective performance out of him -- and succeeded. This film also marked the first time that Ford would shoot in [[SceneryPorn Monument Valley, Utah]], the site that would become his favorite setting and almost a trademark of his films.

7th Nov '15 9:00:01 AM Mdumas43073
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John Wayne had previously appeared in some 80 B pictures; most studio executives were vehemently opposed to casting him in a major film, but John Ford (whose first ''sound'' Western this was to be) insisted on Wayne. (Notably, the actor was paid far less than any of his co-stars except for Creator/JohnCarradine.) Ford, well known for abusing his cast and crew, reportedly brutalized Wayne to screw an effective performance out of him -- and succeeded. This film also marked the first time that Ford would shoot in [[SceneryPorn Monument Valley, Utah]], the site that would become his favorite setting and almost a trademark of his films.


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John Wayne had previously appeared in some 80 B "B" pictures; most studio executives were vehemently opposed to casting putting him in a major film, but John Ford (whose first ''sound'' Western this was to be) insisted on Wayne.casting Wayne as the Ringo Kid. (Notably, the actor was paid far less than any of his co-stars except for Creator/JohnCarradine.) Ford, well known for abusing his cast and crew, reportedly brutalized Wayne to screw an effective performance out of him -- and succeeded. This film also marked the first time that Ford would shoot in [[SceneryPorn Monument Valley, Utah]], the site that would become his favorite setting and almost a trademark of his films.

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