How the West Was Won (1963)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Henry Fonda Jethro Stuart
Gregory Peck Cleve Van Valen
James Stewart Linus Rawlings
John Wayne Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
Debbie Reynolds Lilith Prescott
Richard Widmark Mike King
George Peppard Zeb Rawlings
Karl Malden Zebulon Prescott
Carolyn Jones Julie Rawlings
Robert Preston Roger Morgan
Carroll Baker Eve Prescott
Lee J. Cobb Marshal Lou Ramsey ("The Outlaws")
Movie Details
Genre Western; Adventure; Drama
Director Henry Hathaway; John Ford; Richard Thorpe
Producer Bernard Smith
Writer John Gay; Louis L'Amour; James R. Webb
Studio MGM; WARNER HOME VIDEO
Language English
Audience Rating G
Running Time 2 hr 45 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
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 Hollywood's biggest stars. Debbie Reynolds plays a sturdy survivor of many pioneering dangers, and the eventual widow of a gambler (Gregory Peck), who is later reunited with her nephew (George Peppard), a Civil War veteran and cavalryman who heads for San Francisco as the transcontinental railroad is being built. Many more characters and stories are woven throughout this epic film, which is dramatically uneven but totally engrossing with its stunning vistas and countless outdoor locations in Illinois, Kentucky, South Dakota, Monument Valley in Arizona, California, Colorado, and elsewhere. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 852
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/12/03
Purchase Price $16.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 007
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
2.35:1
Layers Single side, dual layer
UPC 012569508521
Chapters 32
Release Date 1998
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen