Stagecoach (1966 film)

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Stagecoach
Poster of the movie Stagecoach.jpg
Theatrical poster design by Norman Rockwell
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Produced by Martin Rackin
Written by Story (Stage to Lordsburg):
Ernest Haycox
1939 screenplay:
Dudley Nichols
1966 screenplay:
Joseph Landon
Starring Bing Crosby
Ann-Margret
Alex Cord
Slim Pickens
Van Heflin
Stefanie Powers
Keenan Wynn
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography William H. Clothier
Edited by Hugh S. Fowler
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s)
  • April 22, 1966 (1966-04-22) (West Germany)
  • April 25, 1966 (1966-04-25) (Sweden)
  • April 28, 1966 (1966-04-28) (Japan)
  • May 13, 1966 (1966-05-13) (Austria)
  • June 15, 1966 (1966-06-15) (U.S.)
Running time 115 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $3.5 million[1]
Box office $4 million (US/ Canada)[2]

Stagecoach is a 1966 American film, a remake of the 1939 John Ford western Stagecoach. Ann-Margret replaces Claire Trevor as the prostitute Dallas, Alex Cord appears as the Ringo Kid (John Wayne's role in the original version), Slim Pickens replaces Andy Devine as the driver, Van Heflin plays George Bancroft's role as the Marshal, Mike Connors portrays the gambler originally played by John Carradine, and Bing Crosby plays Thomas Mitchell's Oscar-winning part as the drunken doctor in what would be his final substantial film acting appearance. This version is directed by Gordon Douglas.

The film's closing-credits sequence features caricature portraits of the cast painted by Norman Rockwell. The caricatures were also used in the poster for the film.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • "Stagecoach Theme (I Will Follow)"
Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics by Ruth Batchelor
Orchestrated by Harry Betts
Vocal arrangement by Bill Brown
Performed by the Bill Brown Singers
  • "Stagecoach To Cheyenne"
by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance
Orchestrated by Shorty Rogers
Vocal arrangement by Bill Brown
Performed by the Bill Brown Singers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aubrey Solomon, Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History, Scarecrow Press, 1989 p254
  2. ^ Solomon p 230. See also "Big Rental Pictures of 1966", Variety, 4 January 1967 p 8. Please note figures are rentals not total gross.

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