The Way West

Film
A mishandled version of AB Guthrie Jr's award-winning novel about a wagon train of pioneers charting the Oregon trail in 1843. The cast - Douglas as a frantically visionary senator, Mitchum as the veteran trail scout, Widmark as the leader of the settlers - is fine, and William Clothier's location photography impressive. But the script meanders badly, even taking time off for a bit of teenage romance involving nymphet Sally Field in her film debut, while McLaglen's direction is simply lacklustre.

Release details

Duration:
122 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Andrew V McLaglen
Screenwriter:
Ben Maddow, Mitch Lindemann
Cast:
Kirk Douglas
Robert Mitchum
Richard Widmark
Lola Albright
Michael Witney
Sally Field
Stubby Kaye
Jack Elam
Harry Carey Jr
William Lundigan
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