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Academy to Screen Stagecoach
Written by PR Release By A.M.P.A.S.   

stagecoach_poster225.jpgThe 1939 Best Picture nominee Stagecoach will be screened as the second feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences series Hollywood s Greatest Year: The Best Picture Nominees of 1939 on Monday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The screening will be introduced by director John Ford s grandson, Dan Ford. Pre-show elements, which begin at 7 p.m., include the second and third chapters of the 1939 serial Buck Rogers, starring Buster Crabbe and Constance Moore, and the animated short The Film Fan, starring Porky Pig.

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Clair Trevor & John Wayne
In his first lead role for legendary director Ford, John Wayne turned in a star-making performance as the Ringo Kid, an escaped prisoner bent on revenge. The film received six Academy Award nominations and won Oscars for Actor in a Supporting Role (Thomas Mitchell as Dr. Josiah Boone) and Music - Scoring (Richard Hageman, Frank Harling, John Leipold, Leo Shuken). Stagecoach also received nominations for Best Picture (Walter Wanger Productions), Art Direction (Alexander Toluboff), Black-and-White Cinematography (Bert Glennon), Directing (Ford) and Film Editing
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John Ford on the set of Stagecoach
(Otho Lovering, Dorothy Spencer).

 

Tickets for Stagecoach and other individual films in the series are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID.

 

Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/index.html, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Curtain time for all features is 7:30 p.m., and pre-show elements will begin at 7 p.m. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.

For the latest updates on guests, cartoons, and other surprises, visit http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2009/bestpics1939.html.

PR release courtesy of A.M.P.A.S

 

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