How The West Was Won
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1962
Directors: John Ford, George Marshall, Henry Hathaway
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 012569-508521
Running time: 2:44 (164 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, Widescreen 2.35:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: July 28, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#872)
Status: Available
Purchase date: November 20, 2001
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 7 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
With courage, sinew and conflict: that's how the West was won. With three directors, five interlocked stories, some of the most legendary action scenes in movie history and a constellation of acting talent: that's how 'How the West was Won' was filmed.

Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart and John Wayne are among the big names in this big-event saga following a dauntless family's move West through generations - underscored by the spectacles of a heart-pounding raging river ride, a thunderous buffalo stampede and a bracing runaway train shootout. The winner of three Academy Awards®, 'How the West was Won' was also a box-office winner.
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Genres
Western
Adventure
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 • Cinerama
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Jukebox
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
John Ford....Director
George Marshall....Director
Henry Hathaway....Director
Writing
James R. Webb....Writer
Production
Bernard Smith....Producer
Cinematography
William H. Daniels....Director of Photography
Milton Krasner....Director of Photography
Charles Lang, Jr.....Director of Photography
Joseph LaShelle....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Harold F. Kress....Film Editor
Music
Alfred Newman....Composer
Ken Darby....Song Writer
Sammy Cahn....Song Writer
Sound
Franklin Milton....Sound
Art
George W. Davis....Art Director
William Ferrari....Art Director
Addison Hehr....Art Director
Cast
Carroll Baker....Eve Prescott
Lee J. Cobb....Marshal Lou Ramsey, The Outlaws
Henry Fonda....Jethro Stuart, The Railroad
Carolyn Jones....Julie Rawlings, The Outlaws
Karl Malden....Zebulon Prescott, The Rivers
Gregory Peck....Cleve Van Valen, The Plains
George Peppard....Zebulon 'Zeb' Rawlings
Robert Preston....Roger Morgan, The Plains
Debbie Reynolds....Lilith 'Lily' Prescott
James Stewart....Linus Rawlings, The Rivers
Eli Wallach....Charlie Gant, The Outlaws
John Wayne....Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, Civil War
Richard Widmark....Mike King, The Railroad
Brigid Bazlen....Dora Hawkins, The Rivers
Walter Brennan....Col. Jeb Hawkins, The Rivers
David Brian....Lilith's Attorney, The Outlaws
Andy Devine....Cpl. Peterson, The Civil War
Raymond Massey....Abraham Lincoln, The Civil War
Agnes Moorehead....Rebecca Prescott, The Rivers
Henry (Harry) Morgan....Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, The Civil War
Thelma Ritter....Agatha Clegg
Mickey Shaughnessy....Deputy Stover
Russ Tamblyn....Confederate Deserter
Spencer Tracy....Narrator (voice)
Rodolfo Acosta....Gant Gang Member, Outlaws (uncredited)
Mark Allen....Colin Harvey, The Rivers (uncredited)
Beulah Archuletta....Indian Woman (uncredited)
Willis Bouchey....Surgeon, The Civil War (uncredited)
Charlie Briggs....Flying Arrow Barker, Rivers (uncredited)
Paul Bryar....Auctioneer's Ass., Outlaws (uncredited)
Walter Burke....Wagon Poker Player, Plains (uncredited)
Polly Burson....Stock Player (uncredited)
Kim Charney....Sam Prescott (uncredited)
Ken Curtis....Cpl. Ben, Union, Civil War (uncredited)
John Damler....Lawyer (uncredited)
Christopher Dark....Poker Player, Plains (uncredited)
Kem Dibbs....Blacksmith (uncredited)
Craig Duncan....James Marshall (uncredited)
Ben Black Elk Sr.....Arapaho Chief, The Railroad (uncredited)
Jay C. Flippen....Huggins, The Plains (uncredited)
Sol Gorss....River Pirate, The Rivers (uncredited)
Tom Greenway.... (uncredited)
James Griffith....Poker Player, The Plains (uncredited)
Barry Harvey....Angus Harvey, The Rivers (uncredited)
William Henry....Staff Officer (uncredited)
Jerry Holmes....Railroad Clerk (uncredited)
Roy Jenson....Henchman (uncredited)
Claude Johnson....Jeremiah Rawlings (uncredited)
Jack Lambert....Gant Henchman, The Outlaws (uncredited)
John Larch....Grimes (uncredited)
Stanley Livingston....Prescott Rawlings (uncredited)
J. Edward McKinley....Auctioneer, The Outlaws (uncredited)
Harry Monty.... (uncredited)
Bob Morgan....Train Robbery Gang, Outlaws (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan.... (uncredited)
Robert Nash....Lawyer (uncredited)
Cliff Osmond....Bartender (uncredited)
Tudor Owen....Parson Alec Harvey, Rivers (uncredited)
Harvey Parry....Henchman (uncredited)
Jack Pennick....Cpl. Murphy (uncredited)
Gil Perkins....Henchman (uncredited)
Red Perkins....Union Soldier, Civil War (uncredited)
Walter Reed.... (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson....Officer (uncredited)
Victor Romito....Henchman (uncredited)
Jamie Ross....Bruce Harvey, The Rivers (uncredited)
Gene Roth....Poker Player, Plains (uncredited)
Bryan Russell....Zeke Prescott (uncredited)
Danny Sands....Trapeze Man, The Plains (uncredited)
Joe Sawyer....Riverboat Officer, Plains (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre....Auction Spectator (uncredited)
Harry Dean Stanton....Gant Henchman, The Outlaws (uncredited)
Clinton Sundberg....Hylan Seabury (uncredited)
Karl Swenson....Train Conductor, Outlaws (uncredited)
Ken Terrell....River Pirate, The Rivers (uncredited)
Lee Van Cleef....River Pirate, The Rivers (uncredited)
William Wellman Jr.....Officer #2 (uncredited)
Harry Wilson....Cattleman at Barricade (uncredited)
Carleton Young....Poker Player, The Plains (uncredited)