Stagecoach (1939), Bucking Broadway (1917) DVD9 + DVD5 Criterion Collection
Geronimo and his band of Apaches have severed the telegraph wires, leaving the town of Tonto, New Mexico, cut off from the rest of the world. In the meantime, a stagecoach is heading out of town for Lordsburg, full of individuals from all walks of society: Dallas, a "fallen lady" who is chased out of town by gossip-mongering society ladies; Dr. Josiah Boone, a doctor whose alcoholism has ruined his practice; Samuel Peacock, a timid whisky drummer; Lucy Mallory, a refined but tough-minded woman who will stop at nothing to be reunited with her cavalry officer husband; Henry Gatewood, a banker who uses his aura of respectability to hide embezzled money; and Hatfield, a Southern gambler with a sketchy past who skips town under the pretext of gallantly protecting Mrs. Mallory. Escorted by the stagecoach driver and Sheriff Curly Wilcox, they embark for Lordsburg. Along the way, they meet up with the notorious Ringo Kid, whom the Sheriff arrests. Before they finally reach Lordsburg, various crises, from childbirth to the climactic Apache raid, reveal the underlying character of each stagecoach rider.

The second disc contains "Bucking Broadway" (1917, 55min), a silent western by Ford.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:36:05 | 6.65 Gb + 4.20 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English (Dolby AC3, 1 ch) | Subtitles: English
Genre: Western

Director: John Ford
Cast: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine, Thomas Mitchell, Louise Platt, George Bancroft
Country: USA

• "Bucking Broadway", a 1917 silent feature by John Ford, with new music composed and performed by Donald Sosin (54:29)
• Audio commentary by western authority Jim Kitses
• "Dreaming of Jeannie" - Video essay by writer Tag Gallagher
• Interview with John Ford
• "True West" is an interview with Buzz Bissinger
• Interview with Peter Bogdanovich
• Trailer
• Short collection of John Ford movies

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