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How The West Was Won
Artist: Wayne, John
UPC: 00883929157747
Studio: Warner Brothers
Genre: Westerns
Screen: Wide screen
    OUR PRICE: $15.84  
Product Type: Blu-Ray
Released: September 2012
Annotation: Generations of a family face adventure as they move West with dreams of land, gold and glory.
Additional Information
Rating: G
Runtime: 164 mins
Weight: 0.20 lbs
Info: Widescreen, Soundtrack English, Special Edition
Detailed Product Description: Video
In Print Date : 2011-01-04
Run Time : 9840
Recording Mode : (unknown)
Noise Reduction : (unknown)
Digital Process : (unknown)
Feature : Color
In Print Date : 2011-01-04
Rating : G (MPAA)
Extra Info : Special Edition
Category : Westerns, Adventure, Civil War, Family Interaction, Recommended, Theatrical Release, Essential Cinema
Original Release Year : 1962
Released By : Warner Home Video
Area : USA
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Producer:Bernard Smith American Producer
Composer:Alfred Newman Composer/Conductor/D.1970
Star:Henry Fonda Oscar winning actor, ON GOLDEN POND
Screenwriter:James R. Webb American Screenwriter
Director:John Ford American Director, THE SEARCHERS (1956)
Production Designer:William Ferrari Art Director
Star:Carolyn Jones American actress, THE ADDAMS FAMILY (1964)
Star:Gregory Peck Oscar winning American actor, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
Production Designer:George W. Davis Art Director
Star:Carroll Baker American Actress
Star:Debbie Reynolds American Actress/Singer, MOTHER (1996)
Star:Robert Preston American Actor
Star:James Stewart Oscar-winning actor, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, VERTIGO, HARVEY
Star:Richard Widmark American Actor/Producer
Star:John Wayne Oscar winning actor, TRUE GRIT, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
Editor:Harold F. Kress American Editor/Director
Director of Photography:Milton R. Krasner American Director Of Photography, GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN
Director of Photography:Charles Lang Award-winning Director of Photography, mid '20s-early '70s
Director of Photography:Harold Wellman Diretor of Photography/Process Photography
Director of Photography:Joseph La Shelle
Director:Henry Hathaway American Director
Director:George Marshall American Director
Production Designer:Addison Hehr Art Director1950s-1960s
Composer:Ken Darby Composer/Arranger
Star:Spencer Tracy Oscar winning american actor, BOYS TOWN
Star:George Peppard American actor, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, THE A-TEAM
Star:Karl Malden American Actor, ON THE WATERFRONT (1954), A STREETCAR NAMED
Star:Lee J. Cobb American actor, ON THE WATERFRONT, THE EXORCIST
Star:Eli Wallach Star, NAKED CITY (1960)
Director of Photography:William Daniels Famous Cinematographer
Synopsis: Hollywood's most celebrated luminaries--behind the camera as well as in front of it--combined talents to present this epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family. The film, divided into three chapters--"The Civil War" (directed by John Ford), "The Railroad" (directed by George Marshall), and "The River, the Plains, the Outlaws" (directed by Henry Hathaway)--tells the story of the Prescotts, a spirited group of easterners who make a declaration to migrate west. When their parents are lost in a tragic river accident, Eve (Carroll Baker) and Lilith (Debbie Reynolds) go their separate ways. Eve remains on the land that took her parents, settling down with the well-intentioned Linus Rawlings (James Stewart), while Lilith becomes a singer who is courted by the conniving Cleve Van Valen (Gregory Peck) when he learns that she has inherited a fortune in California. As time passes and the Civil War takes the life of Linus, the newest generation of Prescott offspring struggles with even greater danger and loss, in the form of fierce Indians as well as family archrivals. Top-notch production values and an endless string of solid performances have earned HOW THE WEST WAS WON the well-deserved label as one of Hollywood's most revered classics.
Release Note: Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Commentary by Filmmaker David Strohmaier, Director of Cinerama, Inc. John Sittig, Film Historian Rudy Behlmer, Music Historian Jon Burlingame and Stuntman Loren James Cinerama Adventure: Bonus Movie Documentary About the Revolutionary Movie Exhibition Process Theatrical Trailer Special Edition Widescreen Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish Dolby True HD 5.1 - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Review: -08/14/1998
"Hollywood's definitive all-star Western pageant....There's plenty of nostalgia to be gleaned from seeing James Stewart, John Wayne, Henry Fonda and so many more in their superstar primes..."
Review: -09/19/2008
"The buffalo stampede, rapids run, and train robbery sequences are seamless..." -- Grade: A-
Review: -09/08/2008
"[T]he open-air sequences...with their unmoving camera, long-shot compositions and rootedness in the rural landscape, recall the work of the American pioneer D.W. Griffith."
Review: -12/01/2008
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n epic western of staggering scale and ambition....The buffalo stampede is a pummelling experience on the small screen; writ large, it must have been terrifying."