A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century--including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.
2.89 : 1
Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Railroad, Civil War, Erie Canal, Train, Army
4-Track Stereo, Cinerama 7-Track
White People Among Indians, Ranchers, Sheriffs and Outlaws, Culture Clash, Survival in the Wilderness
Rousing, Sweeping, Forceful, Earthy, Atmospheric
Has Detailed Data (New)
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US Box Office
Country Of Origin
How the West Was Won is a 1962 American Metrocolor epic-Western film. The picture was one of the last "old-fashioned" epic films made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to enjoy great success. Set between 1839 and 1889, it follows four generations of a family (starting as the Prescotts) as they move ever westward, from western New York state to the Pacific Ocean. The picture was filmed in the curved-screen three-projector Cinerama process.
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