• Film ID:
  • 15264
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=162 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
HOW THE WEST WAS WON (1962)
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Shot in five sections "How The West Was Won" is a sprawling multi-star epic following the fortunes of one family from 1839 and New York to 1889 and Arizona. 'The Rivers' (dir Henry Hathaway); the Prescotts head west down the Ohio river. 'The Plains' (dir Henry Hathaway); Lily moves to St Louis and on to Caifornia. 'The Civil War' (dir John Ford); Linus and Zeb enlist on the Union side. 'The Railroad' (dir George Marshall); the settlers multiply and cavalry officer Zeb finds himself in a war with the Arapaho Amerindians. 'The Outlaws' (dir Hathaway); Lily leaves San Francisco for Arizona where Zeb has to deal with Gant. A final coda shows a 1960s Los Angeles and how it has changed since the 1880s.
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