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How the West Was Won (1962)

How the West Was Won
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Carroll Baker Carroll Baker
Eve Prescott
Lee J. Cobb Lee J. Cobb
Marshal Lou Ramsey
Henry Fonda Henry Fonda
Jethro Stuart
Carolyn Jones Carolyn Jones
Julie Rawlings
Karl Malden Karl Malden
Zebulon Prescott
Gregory Peck Gregory Peck
Cleve Van Valen
George Peppard George Peppard
Zeb Rawlings
Robert Preston Robert Preston
Roger Morgan

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John Gay John Gay


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5 years, 7 months ago at Nov 22 11:30
Filmed in panoramic Cinerama, this star-studded, epic Western adventure is a true cinematic classic. Three legendary directors (Henry Hathaway, John Ford, and George Marshall) combine their skills to tell the story of three families and their travels from the Erie Canal to California between 1839 and 1889. Spencer Tracy narrates the film, which cost an estimated 15 million dollars to complete. In ... read more


3 years, 1 month ago at May 4 1:55
Hathaway parts are as good as Ford segment (Wayne and Harry Morgan as generals Grant and Sherman discussing the war while Peppard and Tamblyn, north and south, play their own war). I like all the 'varmint temptation' of Stewart flirting with rural vamp Brigit Bazlen and Brennan gang and like Baker-Stewart romance.Tries to be an adult western in spite of Debbie Reynolds. Good action in spite of 3 s... read more
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Description: The first feature film to be photographed and projected in the panoramic three-camera Cinerama process, this epic Western is almost as expansive as the West itself, chronicling a pioneering family's triumphs and tragedies in numerous episodes spanning three generations and a half century of westward movement. Divided into five segments directed by veteran Hollywood filmmakers Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, and the legendary John Ford (and including uncredited sequences directed by Richard Thorpe), the film was one of the most ambitious ever made by the venerable MGM studio. Its stellar cast reads like a virtual who's who of Ho ... (more)
Release date: 20 February 1963
UPC: 027616629227
Tags: Western (16), Epic (10), Adventure (6), Drama (6), 1962 (6), 1960s (5), Murder (5), American Civil War (4), Civil War (4), Revenge (4), Romance (4), Usa (3), Dysfunctional Family (2), River (2), Railroad (2), Action (2), 1963 (2), Gregory Peck (2), Thelma Ritter (1), Karl Malden (1)
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