With courage, sinew and conflict: that's how the West was won. With four directors (John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall and Richard Thorpe), five interlocked stories, some of movie history's most legendary action scenes and a constellation of acting talent: that's how How the West Was Won was filmed. Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart and John Wayne are among the big names in this big-event saga following a dauntless family's move West through generations—underscored by the spectacles of a heart-pounding raging river ride, a thunderous buffalo stampede and a bracing runaway train shootout. A winner of three Academy Awards, How the West Was Won was also a box-office smash.
John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe
Henry Fonda, Debbie Reynolds, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Carroll Baker, James Stewart, Lee Cobb, Carolyn Jones, Karl Malden, George Peppard, Robert Preston, Eli Wallach, Richard Widmark, Brigid Bazlen, Walter Brennan, David Brian, Andy Devine, Raymond Massey, Agnes Moorehead