Thursday, February 21, 2008

How the West was won (1962) - John Wayne, Gregory Peck, James Stewart, Henry Fonda

Rating 6.9/10
Runtime: 152 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall
IMDb Link: http://imdb.com/title/tt0056085/

Cast

John Wayne ... Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
Gregory Peck ... Cleve Van Valen
Henry Fonda ... Jethro Stuart
James Stewart ... Linus Rawlings
Debbie Reynolds ... Lilith 'Lily' Prescott
Karl Malden ... Zebulon Prescott
Carroll Baker ... Eve Prescott Rawlings
Lee J. Cobb ... Marshal Lou Ramsey
Carolyn Jones ... Julie Rawlings
George Peppard ... Zeb Rawlings
Robert Preston ... Roger Morgan
Eli Wallach ... Charlie Gant
Richard Widmark ... Mike King
Brigid Bazlen ... Dora Hawkins
Spencer Tracy ... Narrator

Description: Sprawling epic which follows the Prescotts, an emigrant family through four generations, from the Erie Canal in the 1830's to their settled home in the West a half a century later. On the way they encounter river pirates, and escape with the help of fur trapper Linus Rawlings (James Stewart), who subsequently marries one of their daughters, Eve (Carroll Baker). The parents are drowned on a foundering raft, and the other daughter Lilith (Debbie Reynolds) becomes a riverboat singer and catches the eye of a genteel adventurer Cleve Van Valen (Gregory Peck). They cross the plains together in a wagon train and make and lose a fortune in California; meanwhile Linus has turned farmer and, comes the Civil War, joins the Union Army and is killed at the Battle of Shiloh. One of his sons Zeb (George Peppard) also joins the army and stays after the war as a cavalry officer and is sent to Colorado to help guard the pioneering railroad against the Indians, whose land they are crossing. By this time Lilith is the elderly lady of the family, having survived long enough to see the dream of settlement realized, but not, mercifully, the aerial shots of the Los Angeles freeway traffic with which the film ends.

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Video and audio information:

Video: 977/885 MB, 1705 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 704*240 (2.93:1), XviD = XviD 1.2.0SMP
Audio : 257/233 MB (dual audio track), 384 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 6 channels, 0x55 = AC3 for main feature and 64 Kbps 0x55 = MP3 for commentary

4 comments:

Joel Gunz said...

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Cheers,

Joel Gunz
www.joelgunz-hitchcock.blogspot.com

moheffat said...

How great this movie is. I have been looking for it for years and now I have it.

AGAIN, I HOPE YOU CAN MANAGE INCLUDING THE MARYLIN MONROE MOVIE "RIVER OF NO RETURN" ON YOUR SITE.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have a question. Why some movies are posted on 2 CD´s?
How do I have to do when I want to unzipp them? Is the same that the others movies? And please put more spanish subtitles.
Thanks, your blog is great.
Bye, Alejandro.

Mandrake said...

Thanks a lot!!