1939 | Western | 96 minutes | English
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 100%
Academy Awards: Winner, Best Picture; Best Actor in a SupportingRole (Thomas Mitchell); Best Director (John Ford)
National Board of Review: Winner, Best Actor (Thomas Mitchell); Listed, Top Ten Films of the Year
New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Winner, Best Director (John Ford)
The film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in its National Film Registry.
The film received a perfect 100% Rotten Tomatoes score
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STAGECOACH holds our attention effortlessly and is paced with the elegance of asymphony. Ford doesn’t squander his action and violence in an attempt to whore for those with a short attention span. He tells a story during which we learn to know the characters and become invested in them. This is a very civilized Western.
STAGECOACH is John Ford in peak form, sustaining interest and suspense throughout and presenting exceptional characterizations. The film is a display of photographic grandeur.
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