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Story follows a stagecoach ride through Old West Apache territory. On board are a cavalry man's pregnant wife, a prostitute with a broken heart, a Marshal taking in his prisoner Johnny Ringo, a crooked gambler, and the infamous Doc Holliday.Written by
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The iconic characters of Ernest Haycox's Stage To Lordsburg is given yet another
remake with four country/western legends in the cast. Kris Kristofferson is the
Ringo Kid, with Johnny Cash as the US Marshal, Willie Nelson is Doc Holiday, and
Waylon Jennings as the gambler Hatfield. It's not the desert poetical version
that John Ford made, but this can hold its own.
As you can see the doctor on the trip is the famous true life Doc Holiday instead of the inebriated former Union Army surgeon that Thomas Mitchell
won an Oscar playing in the first version. There are other plot changes as
However without the showdown of Ringo Kid with Luke Plummer and the
Apache attack on the moving coach this would not be Stagecoach and rest
assured it is most definitely included. They are staged well if different from
the 1939 and 1966 versions.
Others in the cast are John Schneider as the driver and he's not the comic
figure that Andy Devine was. Anthony Newley is the whiskey salesman and
Anthony Franciosa is the banker Gatewood who makes a very sudden decision
to travel just as in the original.
The women are Elizabeth Ashley as Dallas the saloon girl and Mary Crosby plays the pregnant army captain's wife Mrs. Mallory. Her father Bing Crosby
was Doc Boone in the 1966 remake.
The quartet of legends makes this one really work.
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