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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


Written by
John Gay John Gay
uncredited


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12 years, 6 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

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10 years 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

An average movie

2 years, 5 months ago at Dec 15 14:50
To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since there was a solid cast involved, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, first of all, it was a pretty badass title, that’s for sure, and it was also a really ambitious Western epic. Indeed, it was involving no less than 4 directors (John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe). It was also one of ... 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 (11), Adventure (7), Drama (7), 1962 (6), 1960s (5), Murder (5), Revenge (4), Romance (4), American Civil War (4), Civil War (4), Essential Cinema (2), Dysfunctional Family (2), Gregory Peck (2), 1963 (2), Action (2), River (2), Railroad (2), Usa (2), Wagon Train (1)
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An average movie

“To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since there was a solid cast involved, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, first of all, it was a pretty badass title, that’s for sure, and it was also a really ambitious Western epic. Indeed, it was involving no less than 4 directors (John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe). It was also one of the very few fictional features shot in Cinerama which was a short-lived widescreen process involving a complicated three synchronized cameras and the projecting of the actual film on a huge deeply curved screen. Obviously, I didn’t see in its original format and, if you watch it nowadays, since it has been formatted so you can watch it on a regular TV, there is nothing really peculiar about it ” read more

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