How the West Was Won Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

How the West Was Won

Filmed in panoramic Cinerama, this star-studded, epic Western adventure is a true cinematic classic. Three legendary directors (Henry Hathaway, John Ford and George Marshall) combine their skills to tell the story of three families and their travels from the Erie Canal to California between 1839 and 1889. Spencer Tracy narrates the film, which cost an estimated $15 million to complete. Westward expansion shows scenes of the Indian’s sorrow, the white man’s greed, river pirates, outlaws, lawmen, and life and death on the Western plains. Dozens of marquee names worked with over 12,000 extras, 630 horses, hundreds of horse drawn wagons, and a stampede of 2,000 buffalo. The human cost of the concept of Manifest Destiny is revealed in all its colorful and violent glory. How the West Was Won garnered three Oscars, for screenplay, film editing, and sound production.

Release date: Feb 20, 1963
Production Company: Warner Home Video
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Genre: Action & Adventure,Classics,Drama,Western

How the West Was Won Caste and Crew
Director: John Ford,Henry Hathaway,George Marshall,Richard Thorpe
writer: James Webb,James R. Webb
Debbie Reynolds,George Peppard,Carroll Baker,James Stewart,Gregory Peck,Richard Widmark,Henry Fonda,Robert Preston,Karl Malden,Thelma Ritter,Carolyn Jones,Agnes Moorehead,Eli Wallach,John Wayne,Lee J. Cobb,Brigid Bazlen,Walter Brennan,David Brian,Andy Devine,Raymond Massey,Harry Morgan,Mickey Shaughnessy,Russ Tamblyn,Tudor Owen,Barry Harvey,Jamie Ross,Willis Bouchey,Kim Charney,Bryan Russell,Claude Johnson,Jerry Holmes,Rodolfo Acosta,Chief Weasel,Lance Red Cloud Cassandra Warrior,Ben Black Elk,Mark Allen,Lee Van Cleef,Charlie Briggs,Jay C. Flippen,Ken Curtis,Clinton Sundberg,James Griffith,Walter Burke,Joe Sawyer,John Larch,Jack Pennick,Craig Duncan,Gil Perkins,Paul Bryar,Kem Curtis,Walter Reed,Carleton Young,Harry Dean Stanton,Karl Swenson,Jack Lambert,Christopher Dark,Gene Roth,J. Edward McKinley,William Henry,Ken Dibbs,Red Perkins,John Damler,Robert Nash,Sol (Saul) Gorss,Roy Jenson,Victor Romito,Rodopho (Rudy) Acosta,Harvey Parry,Harry Monty,Beulah Archuletta,Chuck Roberson,Boyd ‘Red’ Morgan,Spencer Tracy