Movies: “How the West Was Won”

Nov. 1, 1962 - Opening today is “How the West Was Won,” an epic Western directed by Henry Hathaway, John Ford, and George Marshall, written by James R. Webb, and narrated by Spencer Tracy. Filmed in Cinerama, the film features an ensemble cast including Henry Fonda, Gregory Peck, James Stewart, John Wayne, Debbie Reynolds, Raymond Massey, Karl Malden, Robert Preston, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, and Richard Widmark. The saga covers several decades of Westward expansion in the 19th century, including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

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