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The Way West

  • Film
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Time Out says

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.
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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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