Well, there are some things a man just can't run away from.
-The Ringo Kid
John Wayne's introduction in the film is so ridiculously epic that you can pinpoint the moment where he transforms from actor to mainstream superstar. It's as if John Ford knew it was going to happen eventually so he decided he was going to direct not only the film, but the exact scene it happened in.
The best part of the film for me is that because of the period it came out and the stars I was expecting a "white hat western" and ended up with so much more. The passengers on the stagecoach are all of questionable characteristics, but because of their different vices…