Stagecoach parents guide


The adventure is in the journey -- not the destination.

Overall A

Starring John Wayne, this western follows a group of passengers as they travel by stagecoach through dangerous Indian territory.

Release date March 2, 1939

Violence B-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity A-
Substance Use C+

Why is Stagecoach rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated Stagecoach Not Rated

Run Time: 96 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Stagecoach rated Not Rated? Stagecoach is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

Violence: A man accused of murder breaks out of jail and goes in search of those who framed him. We hear gunshots when they meet, but do not see any on screen action. A stage is attacked by a band of Apaches. During a prolonged skirmish, numerous characters are shot with bullets or arrows (without gratuitous blood effects).

Sexual Content: Characters make comments about the alleged activities of another woman, suggesting she is a prostitute.

Language: Some name-calling is included.

Alcohol / Drug Use:Characters drink on several occasions. One character is portrayed as drunk for much of the film. He has to be sobered up to deliver a baby but resumes drinking right afterwards. Some characters also smoke.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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News About "Stagecoach"

Cast and Crew

Stagecoach is directed by John Ford and stars John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Stagecoach movie is May 25, 2010. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Stagecoach: The Criterion Collection
Release Date: 25 May 2010
Stagecoach releases to home video (Blu-ray or DVD) in a Criterion Collection edition. Bonus extras include:
- New, restored high-definition digital transfer in an Aspect Ratio of 1.37:1, with an uncompressed monaural soundtrack.
- Audio commentary by noted western authority Jim Kitses
- Bucking Broadway (1917), a fifty-four-minute silent western by John Ford
- Extensive video interview with Ford from 1968
- Video interview with Dan Ford
- Video interview with filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich
- Video essay by writer Tag Gallagher
- Video feature about Monument Valley
- Video interview with stunt coordinator Vic Armstrong
- Radio dramatization of Stagecoach from 1949
- Theatrical trailer
- A booklet featuring an essay by David Cairns

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John Ford also directed Henry Fonda in 1940 movie The Grapes of Wrath for which Ford won a Best Director Oscar. Andy Devine, who plays the stagecoach driver, appears in the 1956 movie Around the World in 80 Days, and lends his voice to the character of Friar Tuck in Disney’s animated movie Robin Hood.