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Jurassica's avatar

Jurassica

John Carradine has the skinniest face in the history of faces.
13 years 3 months ago
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Darkness_prevails

Ford directs quite a picture. Well worth the watch.
13 years ago
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Paravail

That was really good. The plot was tight and controlled, the characterization was awesome (seriously, each character had such a distinct personality and was played really well by their respective actors), and some of the stunt work is impressive even today. There's one scene near the climax where a guy is between two horses bridled to a wagon, and he falls down between the horses, going between three other pairs of horses as well as wheels of the wagon. And all that was done without the possibility of CGI trickery. You had to put some real work and risk into making an exciting action scene back then, and they did it. I was very impressed throughout with the skill of everyone involved. I think this might be my favorite western.
5 years 10 months ago
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ClassicLady

Great cast. Love Andy Devine, Thomas Mitchell, Donald Meek, and John Wayne. It's the first time I've seen John Carradine in a movie. Terrific movie.
11 years 3 months ago
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Dieguito

A real action Western!
12 years 3 months ago
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DisneyStitch

There's no other western I can think of that focuses so brilliantly on the old western transportation of the stagecoach. One would almost think of it as the Greyhound bus of another time. John Wayne makes a great entrance here and I really liked how the movie sets the characters up of who's going to be on the stage.
7 years 2 months ago
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Romeika

Perhaps the predecessor to all road movies :)
13 years 2 months ago
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Siskoid

I know a lot of people rate Stagecoach highly, but it left me pretty cold, honestly. I recognize its influence on later westerns - everything from Lucky Luke to Hateful Eight has poached from it, even Doctor Who's The Space Pirates has someone doing Andy Devine's cartoonish yokel voice - and maybe that's part of the problem. It's all so familiar without really being the best example of this story. John Ford has essentially put all the western archetypes on the same cramped stagecoach (or in various cramped way stations) to see what happens. Unfortunately, John Wayne is among them and True Grit aside, I cannot stand him. He's such a bad actor (and not a great person), and this movie propelled him to stardom so it has a lot to answer for. Some strong stunt work during the Apache attack, but generally, had trouble getting into it, and I thought of bailing out of it several times (as I've done before with other John Wayne classics). Pretty prescient, however, to have the banker character say the USA needs a businessman as president. He was as wrong in the 1800s and in 1939 as he is today.
4 years 3 months ago
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The Charlatan

Solid western, supporting performances from Thomas Mitchell and Donald Meek are a treat.
12 years 11 months ago
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Gusvergara

what a movie!
13 years 1 month ago
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Jacquerie

Freely available on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/movie?v=MskUuuxncAo
13 years ago
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daisyaday

http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi1486724121/
12 years 7 months ago
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tommy_leazaq

Last 10 min was kinda letdown but the rest was incredible..

PS: 1000th check..
11 years 9 months ago
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DeathShrike

I was positively horrified to find that I enjoyed this film quite a bit.
12 years 8 months ago
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demagogo

The humour was just too fucking awful.
8 years 6 months ago

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