June 15, 1966 in US cinemas: Stagecoach

“THESE WERE THE TEN WHO FOUGHT INDIANS, OUTLAWS AND EACH OTHER AS THEY RODE TO GREATNESS ON THE STAGECOACH TO CHEYENNE!”

Stagecoach-1966Stagecoach is an American film, directed by Gordon Douglas between July and September 1965, as a colour remake of the Academy Award-winning John Ford 1939 classic black-and-white western Stagecoach. Unlike the original version which listed its ten leading players in order of importance, the major stars are billed in alphabetical order.

In 1880, a group of strangers boards the east-bound stagecoach from Dry Fork, Wyoming Territory to Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory. The travellers seem ordinary, but many have secrets that they are running from. Among them are Dallas (Ann-Margaret), a prostitute who is being driven out of town; an alcoholic doctor, Doc Boone (Bing Crosby); pregnant Lucy Mallory (Stefanie Powers) who is meeting her cavalry officer husband; and whiskey salesman Samuel Peacock (Red Buttons). As the stage sets out, U.S. Cavalry Lieutenant Blanchard announces that Crazy Horse and his Siouxs are on the warpath; his small troop will provide an escort part of the way. [Wikipedia]

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