Synopsis: A simple stagecoach trip is complicated by the fact that Geronimo is on the warpath in the area. The passengers on the coach include a drunken doctor, two women, a bank manager who has taken off with his client's money, and the famous Ringo Kid, among others.
Director(s): John Ford
Production: Warner Home Video
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations.
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96 min

These hills here are full of Apaches.

They've burnt every

ranch building in sight.

He had a brush with them last night.

Says they're being stirred up

by Geronimo.

How do we know he isn't lying?

No. He's a Cheyenne.

They hate Apaches worse than we do.

- Clear the wires for Lordsburg.

- That's Lordsburg now, sir.

They seem to have something

very urgent to tell you, sir.

- Well, what's wrong?

- The line went dead, sir.

- What have you got there?

- Only the first word, sir.

- How'd it go, Buck?

- Oh, so-so.

Got the payroll for the mining company?

Yes sir, right here in this box.

Good, give me a lift here, Jim,

would you?

Jim, I'll pay you that two bits

when I come through.

- Okay, Buck.

- Now you kids get away from that wheel.

Well sir, we ran into a little snow

up there. It weren't bad, though.

But you fellows better prepare

for a good frost.

Passengers out for Tonto.

You better get out and stretch

your legs, I mean your limbs, ma'am.

We're gonna change horses here.

Is there a place here where

I can get a cup of tea?

Well yes, ma'am, you can get a cup of

coffee at the hotel across the street.

- Thank you, driver.

- You look a little...

- I'll be all right, thank you.

- Yes, ma'am.

- Why, Lucy Mallory!

- Nancy!

- How are you, Captain Whitney?

- Fine thanks, Mrs. Mallory.

Why, whatever are you doing in Arizona?

I'm joining Richard in Lordsburg.

He's there with his troops.

He's a lot nearer than that.

He's been ordered to Dry Fork.

Why that's the next stop

of the stagecoach.

You'll be with your husband

in a few hours.

I'm so glad to see you, Lucy.

Sit down and have a cup of coffee.

- You must be tired from that long trip.

- Who is that gentleman?

- Hardly a gentleman, Mrs. Mallory.

- I should think not!

He's a notorious gambler.

Hello Mitch, howdy Frank. Marshall,

I'm looking for my shotgun guard.

Is he here?

Out with the posse, Buck,

trying to catch the Ringo Kid.

- I thought Ringo was in the pen.

- He was.

Busted out? Well, good for him.

My guess, the Kid's aimin' to get even

with them Plummer boys.

Their testimony sent him

to the penitentiary.

Well all I got to say is he better stay

away from that there Luke Plummer.

By gosh, Luke's run all of

Ringo's friends out of Lordsburg.

Why, the last trip there I seen him

hit a rancher on the head...

...with the barrel of his gun.

He just laid it wide open

like a butchered steer.

- You seen Luke Plummer in Lordsburg?

- Yes siree!

You boys take care of the office

for a couple of days.

I'm going to Lordsburg with Buck.

I'm going to ride shotgun!

Oh gosh, when'll I learn to keep

my big mouth shut?

Here's the payroll, Mr. Gatewood.

You know, ever since I opened this bank,

I've been trying to tell those people... deposit their payroll

six months in advance.

It's good sound business.

It's good business for you,

Mr. Gatewood.

Well, there's your receipt, $50,000.

And remember this: What's good

for the banks, is good for the country.

Get out.

I'm keeping your trunk, 'cause

you ain't paid your rent!

"Is this the face that wrecked

a thousand ships...

"...and burned the towerless

tops of llium?

"Farewell, fair Helen!"

Can they make me leave town

when I don't want to go?

- Do I have to go?

- Dallas, don't you go makin' no fuss.

Do I have to go, Doc,

just because they say so?

Now Dallas, I've got my orders.

Don't blame these ladies.

- It ain't them.

- It is them!

Doc, haven't I any right to live?

What have I done?

We're the victims of a foul disease

called social prejudice, my child.

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Ernest Haycox

Ernest James Haycox (October 1, 1899 – October 13, 1950) was an American author of Western fiction. more…

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