How the West Was Won

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Setting off on a journey to the west in the 1830s, the Prescott family run into a man named Linus (James Stewart) ], who helps them fight off a pack of thieves. Linus then marries daughter Eve Prescott (Carroll Baker), and 30 years later goes off to fight in the Civil War with their son, with bloody results. Eve's sister, Lily (Debbie Reynolds) ], heads further west and has adventures with a professional gambler (Gregory Peck), stretching all the way to San Francisco and into the 1880s.

Release details

Rated: G
Release date: Thursday November 1 1962
Duration: 155 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Henry Hathaway, John Ford, George Marshall
Screenwriter: James R Webb
Cast: John Wayne
James Stewart
Henry Fonda
Gregory Peck
Carroll Baker
Debbie Reynolds
Richard Widmark
Walter Brennan
Raymond Massey
Agnes Moorehead
Karl Malden
Robert Preston
George Peppard
Eli Wallach
Spencer Tracy
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