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Stagecoach

Cast
John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, John Carradine
Released
1939
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Many films depict drinking, drunks and drunkenness, but Dr. Josiah Boone's alcoholism plays a central role in this film and illustrates a variety of aspects, for example craving, of alcoholic behavior better than many, starting at 0:06, with further episodes throughout the film. Like many films, however, it exaggerates the humor and minimizes the negative consequences.

Reference in Venus in Fur