Red River vs. Stagecoach

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on 4/20/2010

John Wayne as hero or bloody-minded slave-driver? In this case I side with John Ford over Howard Hawks and pick Stagecoach. It's fun, it's got great action sequences and comes to a definitive end, while Red River just sort of trickles to a close.

on 9/28/2014

Yeah, Red River does sputter a bit towards the end. Just for that, Stagecoach wins.

on 9/28/2014

Stagecoach is like watching John Wayne in the minors. Interesting to see with great potential - the future is bright but it can't compare to his later work.

on 9/29/2014

Red River by a yard....

on 6/14/2015

Wayne's performance in Red River is stronger, but the ending is so dumb and the female characters are so poorly handled ... I give it to Stagecoach for being a better overall package.

on 6/14/2015

Wayne's performance in Red River is stronger, but the ending is so dumb and the female characters are so poorly handled ... I give it to Stagecoach for being a better overall package.

on 12/31/2017

I'm going to switch over to Red River here, even though Stagecoach is an incredible film. I've learned to appreciate Red River's awesomeness.

on 12/31/2017

Red River is superb even though Stagecoach is a break through film.