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Quotations from Stagecoach

Stagecoach is a western film about a group of people traveling by stagecoach through Apache territory. The film follows the group of strangers as they find out about each others pasts and personalities as they try to survive through the dangerous territory. Directed by John Ford. Starring John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Thomas Mitchell, John Carradine, Andy Devine, and George Bancroft. Based on the short story "The Stage to Lordsburg" by Ernest Haycox.

Stagecoach is the first sound western film directed by John Ford. All of his previous westerns were silent. Nonetheless, the movie went on to have great success. It was nominated for seven Oscars, winning in the categories Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Music, Scoring. Ford was nominated for his directing. Continue reading for some quotes from Stagecoach.


Cavalry scout: These hills here are full of Apaches. They've burnt every ranch building in sight.
[referring to Indian scout]
Cavalry scout: He had a brush with them last night. Says they're being stirred up by Geronimo.
Capt. Sickel: Geronimo? How do we know he isn't lying?
Cavalry scout: No, he's a Cheyenne. They hate Apaches worse than we do.
Henry, the Ringo Kid: Well, there are some things a man just can't run away from.
Buck: If there's anything I don't like, it's driving a stagecoach through Apache country.
Henry, the Ringo Kid: Well, I guess you can't break out of prison and into society in the same week.
Buck: If I was you, I'd let them shoot it out.
Marshal Curly Wilcox: Let who?
Buck: Luke Plummer and the Kid. There would be a lot more peace in this territory if that Luke Plummer was so full of lead he couldn't hold his liquor.
Henry, the Ringo Kid: You may need me and this Winchester, Curly. Saw a ranch house burnin' last night.
Dr. Josiah Boone: I'll take that shotgun, Luke.
Luke Plummer: You'll take it in the belly if you don't get out of my way.
Capt. Sickel: Well? What's wrong?
Telegraph operator: The line went dead, sir.
Capt. Sickel: What have you got here?
Telegraph operator: Only the first word, sir.
Capt. Sickel: (reading) Geronimo.
Buck: Hey, Curly, do you think I oughta charge Mrs. Mallory's baby half fare?
The Ringo Kid: That was my kid brother that broke his arm. You did a good job, Doc, even if you were drunk.
Dr. Josiah Boone: Thank you, son. Professional compliments are always pleasing.
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