Stagecoach (1966 film)

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Stagecoach
Poster of the movie Stagecoach.jpg
Theatrical poster design by Norman Rockwell
Directed byGordon Douglas
Produced byMartin Rackin
Written byStory (Stage to Lordsburg):
Ernest Haycox
1939 screenplay:
Dudley Nichols
1966 screenplay:
Joseph Landon
StarringBing Crosby
Ann-Margret
Alex Cord
Slim Pickens
Van Heflin
Stefanie Powers
Keenan Wynn
Music byJerry Goldsmith
CinematographyWilliam H. Clothier
Editing byHugh S. Fowler
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release datesApril 22, 1966 (West Germany)
April 25, 1966 (Sweden)
April 28, 1966 (Japan)
May 13, 1966 (Austria)
June 15, 1966 (U.S.)
June 17, 1966 (Denmark)
July 8, 1966 (Italy)
July 29, 1966 (Finland)
August 3, 1966 (France)
September 2, 1966 (Hong Kong)
Running time115 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$3.5 million[1]
Box office$4 million (US/ Canada)[2]
 
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Stagecoach
Poster of the movie Stagecoach.jpg
Theatrical poster design by Norman Rockwell
Directed byGordon Douglas
Produced byMartin Rackin
Written byStory (Stage to Lordsburg):
Ernest Haycox
1939 screenplay:
Dudley Nichols
1966 screenplay:
Joseph Landon
StarringBing Crosby
Ann-Margret
Alex Cord
Slim Pickens
Van Heflin
Stefanie Powers
Keenan Wynn
Music byJerry Goldsmith
CinematographyWilliam H. Clothier
Editing byHugh S. Fowler
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release datesApril 22, 1966 (West Germany)
April 25, 1966 (Sweden)
April 28, 1966 (Japan)
May 13, 1966 (Austria)
June 15, 1966 (U.S.)
June 17, 1966 (Denmark)
July 8, 1966 (Italy)
July 29, 1966 (Finland)
August 3, 1966 (France)
September 2, 1966 (Hong Kong)
Running time115 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
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. This version is directed by Gordon Douglas.

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Soundtrack[edit]

Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Lyrics by Ruth Batchelor
Orchestrated by Harry Betts
Vocal arrangement by Bill Brown
Performed by the Bill Brown Singers
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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