How The West Was Won (1962)

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    There are 97 replies in this Thread. The last Post () by Peacekeeper.

    • Re: How The West Was Won (1962)

      Hi

      Havan't got the hang of this darned thing yet but I will get it right

      Here's three more or the same three twice


      They are

      Brigid Bazlan, Carolyn Jones and James Stewart

      Regards

      Arthur
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      Hi

      Now I'm on a roll here's three more


      The Narrator Spencer Tracey, George Peppard and Andy Devine



      Regards

      Arthur
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    • Re: How The West Was Won (1962)

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      And three more:-

      Russ Tamblyn as the confederate deserter

      Agness Moorehead

      and Gregory Peck


      Regards

      Arthur
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    • Re: How The West Was Won (1962)

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      Three More of the stars of How The West Was Won

      Harry (Henry) Morgan as General Grant

      Eli Wallach as the outlaw Charlie Gant

      and

      Raymond Massey as Abraham Lincoln

      Regards Arthur
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    • Re: How The West Was Won (1962)

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      And to complete the all star cast the final two:-


      Robert Preston

      and Henry Fonda


      Regards

      Arthur
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      One of my family's all time favorite westerns! We saw this at the Honolulu Cinerama theatre in December 1963, and were just blown away by the beauty of the film, it's immense screen that curved around the theatre, and the sound system that thundered in your ear. When the shell burst in the Civil War episode right after Zeb killed the reb deserter, my little brother, who was sitting on my father's lap, almost jumped into orbit! He went around singing "Home in the Meadow" for weeks afterward. The great soundtrack was the second one I got, the first being (of course) Duke's "The Alamo".

      The well done book, written after by Louis L' Amour, does ties up some Prescott family loose ends. For example, Sam Prescott, who is the older son who leg is broken in the battle with the river pirates, becomes a surveyor who is killed by Cheyenne in the railroad sequence (not the same ones that Jethro Stuart (Hank Fonda) brings in.) Zeb, as Lt. of US Cavalry, finds the bodies and has them buried, but is haunted by one of them, who looks like his mother Eve. The other Prescott son, Zeke, becomes the outlaw Zeke Ralls, whose gang rides into Jethro Start's camp. Ralls mortally wounds Jethro Stuart before dying in an attack from a grizzley bear that Jethro lures on him & his gang.

      My family remembers the shock of seeing Walter Brennan playing a cruel river pirate who jams a pistol into the belly of one of the Harvey's and blows his guts across the room! All in all, it was a film to remember!
    • Re: How The West Was Won (1962)

      We watched this movie recently, the first time for the Mrs. It was quite enjoyable, and to echo Mark's thoughts, it was quite a shock to see Walter Brennan as a bad guy!

      I found some more posters, different from Keith's in the first post in this thread (though similar) and Arthur's. The first two highlight the all-star cast, and the third one is a 1970 reissue.
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      This movie disappointed me greatly when I first saw it, I of course bought for John Wayne's part and when I realized I had waited for over an hour to see Duke and his part was only very brief I almost cried.

      However after a second viewing the only thing that was annoying were those lines running down the screen. Other than that it's an enjoyable movie.
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      I was pleasantly surprised how enjoyable this film was. I especially liked James Stewart and Gregory Peck in unusual roles for them. Pity of course that Duke's part is so small, he looked real good.
      Good to know that those lines on the screen were not the problem of my copy only. I won't complain to the seller then
      I don't believe in surrenders.
    • Re: How The West Was Won (1962)

      Warner's has plans to release an Ultimate Collectors Edition of this film, in the same vein as Rio Bravo and The Searchers. I believe this fall is the target release.
    • Re: How The West Was Won (1962)

      Arthur, I don't remember if I have read previously all you shared here, regarding Robert Morgan's accident, and also the pictures, but it made for fascinating reading this morning, and I wanted to thank you for enhancing an already great thread with your pictures and text.

      Chester :newyear:

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