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How the West Was Won

  • Drama
  • 1962
  • John Ford
  • 160 mins
  • PG
    More info: UK: General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children

Summary

Three generations of a pioneering family experience many ordeals and adventures in their endeavour to build a new life for themselves on the American frontier in the 19th century. Over the years, the family experiences the key events of the nation's history, including the gold rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads. Epic Western, starring James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda, Debbie Reynolds, Lee J Cobb and Richard Widmark.

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Theatrical distributor
Cinerama Ltd
Language
English
Guidance
Violence.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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Linus RawlingsJames Stewart
General William T ShermanJohn Wayne
Cleve Van ValenGregory Peck
Jethro StuartHenry Fonda
Eve PrescottCarroll Baker
Marshal Lou RamseyLee J Cobb
Julie RawlingsCarolyn Jones
Zebulon PrescottKarl Malden
Zeb RawlingsGeorge Peppard
Roger MorganRobert Preston
Lilith PrescottDebbie Reynolds
Charlie GantEli Wallach
Mike KingRichard Widmark
Dora HawkinsBrigid Bazlen
Colonel HawkinsWalter Brennan
AttorneyDavid Brian
Corporal PetersonAndy Devine
Abraham LincolnRaymond Massey
Rebecca PrescottAgnes Moorehead
General Ulysses S GrantHarry Morgan
Agatha CleggThelma Ritter
NarratorSpencer Tracy
Confederate deserterRuss Tamblyn
Corporal BenKen Curtis
Gant henchmenHarry Dean Stanton
River pirateLee Van Cleef

Crew

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DirectorJohn Ford
DirectorHenry Hathaway
DirectorGeorge Marshall
DirectorRichard Thorpe
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