Hollywood's Greatest Year: The Best Picture Nominees of 1939

Stagecoach

Friday, August 29 - Monday, September 1, 2014

High-definition digital projection — We are unable to screen a 35mm print as previously announced; the print sent to us by the studio is unplayable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

“STAGECOACH’s virtues remain intact. The visual contrast of claustrophobic interior spaces (the coach, the various way stations) with the expanse of Monument Valley provides a vivid physical correlative to the film’s thematic push for freedom, and the linear plot has a captivating metaphorical quality in its progress from a dying city through the wilderness to a city reborn. The film moves from east to west, with all that implies. With John Wayne, Claire Trevor, and the incipient Ford stock company.” – Dave Kehr

 

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Year 1939
  • Running Time minutes
  • Director John Ford