How the West Was Won Poster

Release Date: 1962

G|2 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Carolyn Jones, Spencer Tracy, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, George Peppard

Director: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe

Genres: Western

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Cinerama Productions Corp.

Keywords: Love, Moving, Family, Rousing


Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Cinematography (Color)
Nominated Costume Design (Color)
Winner Sound
Winner Writing (Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen)
Winner Film Editing
Nominated Art Direction (Color)
Nominated Music (Music Score - Substantially Original)