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September 9, 2014

1966 – Stagecoach

Bing Crosby

Stagecoach (1966, 20th Century Fox, color)

As “Doc Josiah Boone”

Cast: Ann-Margaret, Red Buttons, Alex Cord, Michael Connors, Bob Cummings.

Director: Gordon Douglas

Producer: Martin Rackin

Screenwriter: Joseph Landon & Dudley Nichols from a story by Ernest Haycox

Summary: Remake of ’39 John Ford film.
Bing appears as the drunken Doc Boone, who boards the stagecoach as he is ordered to leave town. He later forces himself into sobriety in order to help a fellow passenger deliver a baby. Bing gives his portrayal of Josiah Boone a tragic-comic touch.

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