How the West Was Won

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Original title
How the West Was Won
Running Time
164 min.
United States United States
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James R. Webb
Alfred Newman
Milton Krasner, William Daniels, Charles Lang Jr., Joseph La Shelle
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Warner Bros.
Western. Adventure. Drama | Epic film. Road Movie. Nature. Family Relationships. American Civil War. Trains. 19th Century
Synopsis / Plot
The fifty years of American westward expansion between the 1830s and 1880s are viewed through the experiences of the Prescott and Rawlings families, as they migrate by the Erie Canal, continue over the prairies from St. Louis during the California gold rush, suffer through the Civil War, and finally help build the railroads on the plains and bring law and justice to the frontier. Along the way they meet mountain men, journey by wagon train, deal with Native Americans, and face outlaws in the southwest.
1963: 3 Oscar: Best Original Screenplay, Editing, Sound. 8 Nominations
1963: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
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