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Ford & Duke Bromance: STAGECOACH (1939)

Hollywood is known for many storied collaborations. Duos that worked together so well that the results are of cinematic legends. Such is the case of director John Ford and actor John Wayne aka Marion Robert Morrison aka ‘the Duke.’ Theirs was a rugged bromance, often contentious and many would say dysfunctional; but hardly like those BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN boys. 1,706 more words


A Star is Born in Monument Valley: John Wayne in John Ford's STAGECOACH (United Artists 1939)

If you think the characters and Western tropes in STAGECOACH are familiar, you’re right. But let’s be clear… STAGECOACH introduced many of these now-clichéd devices to film, and is one of the enduring classics of the American West. 1,164 more words


The Star: John Wayne, The Director: John Ford for the Classic Symbiotic Collaborations Blogathon

When Theresa Brown, the wonderful blogger behind CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch announced that she’d be hosting a blogathon looking at famous actors or actresses and the influential directors that they worked with to make movie magic, I knew I wanted to participate.   1,966 more words


Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951): Film Review

The concept of the stage mother is one which has enjoyed great on-screen success, especially during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Scheming stage mothers provide juicy roles for actresses of a certain age; they can dramatically push, wheedle, and threaten their progeny to the top of their profession, until the inevitable discovery of the mother`s selfishness by the exhausted child, a discovery usually prompted by the daughter`s desire to marry some upstanding young man who believes in the girl`s right to “have her own life.“ And many of these staple plot devices are found in the 1951 film… 1,520 more words


Claire Trevor’s 3-Pronged Attack in the War on Drugs | Silver Screenings

Before Claire Trevor is sent to infiltrate a Mexican drug ring in the 1950 crime comedy, Borderline, she is asked a question many women recognize: 126 more words


Movie Scene: Key Largo - Sings for a Drink

“One thing I can’t stand is a dame that’s drunk”.  Opening line of a fantastic scene.

Johnny’s gal needs and wants a drink.  So if she sings, he’ll give her one. 122 more words

Stagecoach 1939 (Part Three)

Nine Characters in Search of an Author  Continued

Everything in Stagecoach is balanced. The major plot line of Ringo’s search for justice is balanced by the trials of each of the others. 1,691 more words