Texas Stagecoach (1940)

Genres - Western  |   Run Time - 59 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Texas Stagecoach was one of a group of 1940 Charles Starrett westerns directed by cult favorite Joseph H. Lewis. Outside of this, there's very little new herein. Starrett once more plays a frontier do-gooder who champions the cause of heroine Iris Meredith-but only after he and Miss Meredith spend a few awkward reels on opposite sides of the fence. The villain, as ever, is Dick Curtis, who hopes to gain control of a stagecoach line by forcing the operation into bankruptcy. Also as ever, the plot is resolved when Starrett and Curtis duke it out in the final scene (reviewers at the time complained that the climactic set-to wasn't anywhere near as violent as previous Starrett-Curtis donnybrooks). Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers provide the musical interludes, just as they'd done in so many earlier Starrett starrers.



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