With courage, sinew and conflict: that's how the West was won. With three directors, five interlocked stories, some of the most legendary action scenes in movie history 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. The winner of three Academy Awards®*, 'How the West was Won' was also a box-office winner. * 1963 Best Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (James R. Webb), Film Editing and Sound.

Movie Backdrop
Expand

How the West Was Won (1962)

G

Western · 2h 44m · 2/20/1963

IMDB Logo TheMovieDB Logo
24 Great Stars In The Mightiest Adventure Ever Filmed!

Description

With courage, sinew and conflict: that's how the West was won. With three directors, five interlocked stories, some of the most legendary action scenes in movie history 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. The winner of three Academy Awards®*, 'How the West was Won' was also a box-office winner. * 1963 Best Story and Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (James R. Webb), Film Editing and Sound.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Cinerama Productions Corp.

Budget

$15,000,000

Revenue

$50,000,000
Part Of
Cast
Person Photo

Brigid Bazlen

Dora Hawkins
Person Photo

Richard Widmark

Mike King
Person Photo

John Wayne

Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
Person Photo

Gil Perkins

Henchman (uncredited)
Person Photo

Ben Black Elk Sr.

Arapaho Chief (uncredited)
Person Photo

Karl Malden

Zebulon Prescott
Person Photo

Carolyn Jones

Julie Rawlings
Person Photo

Henry Fonda

Jethro Stuart
Person Photo

Lee J. Cobb

Marshal Lou Ramsey
Person Photo

Jay C. Flippen

Huggins (uncredited)
Person Photo

Stanley Livingston

Prescott Rawlings (uncredited)
Person Photo

Herbert Maneval

Schoolboy (uncredited)
Person Photo

J. Edward McKinley

Auctioneer (uncredited)
Person Photo

Carroll Baker

Eve Prescott
Person Photo

Bill Borzage

Barfly (uncredited)
Person Photo

John Damler

Lawyer (uncredited)
Person Photo

Ken Curtis

Cpl. Ben (uncredited)
Person Photo

Kim Charney

Sam Prescott (uncredited)
Person Photo

Polly Burson

Stock Player (uncredited)
Person Photo

Walter Burke

Wagon Poker Player (uncredited)
Person Photo

Paul Bryar

Auctioneer's Assistant (uncredited)
Person Photo

Harvey Parry

Henchman (uncredited)
Person Photo

John Breen

Waiter (uncredited)
Person Photo

Sol Gorss

River Pirate (uncredited)
Person Photo

Willis Bouchey

Surgeon (uncredited)
Person Photo

John Larch

Grimes (uncredited)
Person Photo

James Griffith

Poker Player with Cleve (uncredited)
Person Photo

Tudor Owen

Parson Alec Harvey (uncredited)
Person Photo

Cliff Osmond

Bartender (uncredited)
Person Photo

Robert Nash

Lawyer (uncredited)
Person Photo

Boyd 'Red' Morgan

River Pirate (uncredited)
Person Photo

Bob Morgan

Member of Train Robbery Gang (uncredited)
Person Photo

Harry Monty

River Pirate (uncredited)
Person Photo

Jim Michael

Barfly (uncredited)
Person Photo

Phil Schumacher

Bartender (uncredited)
Person Photo

Craig Duncan

James Marshall (uncredited)
Person Photo

Gene Roth

Riverboat Poker Player (uncredited)
Person Photo

Danny Sands

Trapeze Man (uncredited)
Person Photo

Jeffrey Sayre

Auction Spectator (uncredited)
Person Photo

Joe Sawyer

Riverboat Officer (uncredited)
Person Photo

Walter Kightly

Cavalryman (uncredited)
Person Photo

Claude Johnson

Jeremiah Rawlings (uncredited)
Person Photo

Roy Jenson

Henchman (uncredited)
Person Photo

Jerry Holmes

Railroad Clerk (uncredited)
Person Photo

William Henry

Staff Officer (uncredited)
Person Photo

Barry Harvey

Angus Harvey (uncredited)
Person Photo

Tom Greenway

(uncredited)
Person Photo

Beulah Archuletta

Arapaho Woman (uncredited)
Person Photo

Charlie Briggs

Flying Arrow Barker (uncredited)
Person Photo

Robert Banas

Dance Hall Dancer (uncredited)
Person Photo

George Peppard

Zeb Rawlings
Person Photo

Agnes Moorehead

Rebecca Prescott
Person Photo

Carleton Young

Poker Player with Cleve (uncredited)
Person Photo

Harry Wilson

Cattleman at Barricade (uncredited)
Person Photo

William Wellman Jr.

Officer #2 (uncredited)
Person Photo

Lee Van Cleef

River Pirate (uncredited)
Person Photo

Jack Tornek

Barfly (uncredited)
Person Photo

Ken Terrell

River Pirate (uncredited)
Person Photo

Karl Swenson

Train Conductor (uncredited)
Person Photo

Gregory Peck

Cleve Van Valen
Person Photo

Robert Preston

Roger Morgan
Person Photo

Forrest Draper

Bit Role (uncredited)
Person Photo

Jack Lambert

Gant Henchman (uncredited)
Person Photo

Harry Dean Stanton

Gant Henchman (uncredited)
Person Photo

Bryan Russell

Zeke Prescott (uncredited)
Person Photo

Jamie Ross

Bruce Harvey (uncredited)
Person Photo

Victor Romito

Henchman (uncredited)
Person Photo

Chuck Roberson

Officer (uncredited)
Person Photo

Walter Reed

River Pirate (uncredited)
Person Photo

Buddy Red Bow

Arapaho Man (uncredited)
Person Photo

Paul Power

Auction Spectator (uncredited)
Person Photo

Red Perkins

Union Soldier (uncredited)
Person Photo

Clinton Sundberg

Hylan Seabury (uncredited)
Person Photo

Willie Bloom

Barfly (uncredited)
Person Photo

Debbie Reynolds

Lilith Prescott
Person Photo

Eli Wallach

Charlie Gant
Person Photo

Kem Dibbs

Blacksmith (uncredited)
Person Photo

Mark Allen

Colin Harvey (uncredited)
Person Photo

Rodolfo Acosta

Gant Gang Member (uncredited)
Person Photo

Spencer Tracy

Narrated by (voice)
Person Photo

Russ Tamblyn

Confederate deserter
Person Photo

Mickey Shaughnessy

Deputy Stover
Person Photo

Thelma Ritter

Agatha Clegg
Person Photo

Christopher Dark

Poker Player with Cleve (uncredited)
Person Photo

Raymond Massey

Abraham Lincoln
Person Photo

James Stewart

Linus Rawlings
Person Photo

Jack Pennick

Cpl. Murphy (uncredited)
Person Photo

Harry Morgan

Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (as Henry {Harry} Morgan)
Person Photo

Andy Devine

Cpl. Peterson
Person Photo

David Brian

Lilith's Attorney
Person Photo

Walter Brennan

Col. Jeb Hawkins
Crew
Person Photo

Richard Thorpe

Director
Person Photo

George Marshall

Director
Person Photo

Henry Hathaway

Director
Person Photo

John Ford

Director
Person Photo

James R. Webb

Writer
Person Photo

John Gay

Writer
Similar Movies
Movie Poster

The Searchers

Movie Poster

The Alamo

Movie Poster

The Magnificent Seven

Movie Poster

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Movie Poster

Once Upon a Time in the West

Movie Poster

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Movie Poster

True Grit

Movie Poster

The Wild Bunch

Movie Poster

McCabe & Mrs Miller

Movie Poster

Little Big Man

Movie Poster

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Movie Poster

The Missouri Breaks

Movie Poster

Heaven's Gate

Movie Poster

Dances with Wolves

Movie Poster

Unforgiven

Movie Poster

Tombstone

Movie Poster

The Quick and the Dead

Movie Poster

Wyatt Earp

Movie Poster

Geronimo: An American Legend

Movie Poster

The Missing

Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

How the West Was Won

(DVD, Snapper)

7/28/1998

Disc Title Front Cover

How the West Was Won

(Blu-ray)

Disc Title Front Cover

How the West Was Won

(Blu-ray, Digibook)

1/4/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

How the West Was Won

(Blu-ray, Digibook)

8/26/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

How the West was Won

(Blu-ray)

1/29/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

How the West Was Won

(DVD)

9/9/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

How the West Was Won

(DVD)

7/28/1998

Disc Title Front Cover

How the West Was Won

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/22/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

How the West Was Won

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

9/9/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

How the West Was Won

(Blu-ray)

1/4/2011

MobileIcon
app store google play