• How the West Was Won (1962)

How the West Was Won

Release Date: 1962

G |2 hr 44 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: Rousing, Love, Family, Moving


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