September 9, 2014
1966 – Stagecoach
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.