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How the West Was Won

This epic follows the trials and tribulations of three generations of a frontier family as they embark to tame the wild American West. Narrated by the great Spencer Tracy, it features a cast that includes John Wayne, Gregory Peck, James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Debbie Reynolds, Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, George Peppard, Raymond Massey, Robert Preston, Karl Malden, Eli Wallach & Carrol Baker. Helmed by three acclaimed directors, including John Ford. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
War/Western
165 min
1962
TV-G
Warner Bros.
English
VUDU Community
4.3
TOMATOMETER
100%
Cast & Crew
 
John Ford
John Ford
Director
Henry Hathaway
Henry Hathaway
Director
James Stewart
James Stewart
Linus Rawlings
Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
Jethro Stuart
Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
Cleve Van Valen
Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds
Lilith Prescott
Richard Widmark
Richard Widmark
Mike King
George Peppard
George Peppard
Zeb Rawlings
Karl Malden
Karl Malden
Zebulon Prescott
John Wayne
John Wayne
Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
Carolyn Jones
Carolyn Jones
Julie Rawlings
Robert Preston
Robert Preston
Roger Morgan
Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
Charlie Gant
Carroll Baker
Carroll Baker
Eve Prescott
Lee J. Cobb
Lee J. Cobb
Marshal Lou Ramsey
Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
Col. Hawkins
David Brian
David Brian
Attorney
Andy Devine
Andy Devine
Corporal Peterson
Raymond Massey
Raymond Massey
Abraham Lincoln
Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Moorehead
Rebecca Prescott
Thelma Ritter
Thelma Ritter
Agathe Clegg
Mickey Shaughnessy
Mickey Shaughnessy
Dep. Stover
Russ Tamblyn
Russ Tamblyn
Confederate deserter
Willis B. Bouchey
Willis B. Bouchey
Surgeon
Walter Reed
Walter Reed
Joseph Sawyer
Joseph Sawyer
Ship's Officer
Carleton G. Young
Carleton G. Young
Union Soldier
Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
Narrator
Kim Charney
Kim Charney
Sam Prescott
Jay C. Flippen
Jay C. Flippen
Huggins
Claude Johnson
Claude Johnson
Jeremiah Rawlings
Tudor Owen
Tudor Owen
Parson Harvey
Bryan Russell
Bryan Russell
Zeke Prescott
Clinton Sundberg
Clinton Sundberg
Hylan Seabury
Lee Van Cleef
Lee Van Cleef
Marty
Ken Curtis
Ken Curtis
Union Soldier
William Henry
William Henry
Staff Officer
Roy Jenson
Roy Jenson
Henchman
Harvey Parry
Harvey Parry
Henchman
Jack Pennick
Jack Pennick
Corporal Murphy
Gil Perkins
Gil Perkins
Henchman
Harry Dean Stanton
Harry Dean Stanton
Gant gang member (billed as Dean Stanton)
Karl Swenson
Karl Swenson
Train conductor
Jack Lambert
Jack Lambert
Gant henchman
Christopher Dark
Christopher Dark
Poker player
Gene Roth
Gene Roth
Riverboat poker player
James Griffith
James Griffith
Poker player
Walter Burke
Walter Burke
Wagon poker player
John Larch
John Larch
Grimes
Charles Briggs
Charles Briggs
Barker
Paul Bryar
Paul Bryar
Auctioneer's assistant
Chuck Roberson
Chuck Roberson
Union soldier/stunts
Boyd "Red" Morgan
Boyd "Red" Morgan
Stunts
Rodolpho Acosta
Rodolpho Acosta
Gant gang member
Saul Gorss
Saul Gorss
Henchman
Harry Monty
Harry Monty
Uncredited
Bernard Smith
Bernard Smith
Producer
James R. Webb
James R. Webb
Screenwriter