May 2, 2017

Tags: Stagecoach

Scottish actor Donald Meek (1878–1946).
Rewatched the wonderful 1939 John Ford movie, with John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Thomas Mitchell (who got an Oscar for playing a drunk-but-standup doctor), Andy Devine, John Carradine, et al. Struck by 3 things:

* John Wayne's character is Ringo, or the Ringo Kid. Ringo Starr was born in 1940. Did he get his nickname from the movie? I think the answer is no, it was from him wearing rings, but many or most people wear rings, often big ones, & don't get called Ringo.

* As he makes off with the bank's gold, the crook banker spouts off about how banks shouldn't be regulated, that the government should trust him to do his business & (more…)