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The Way West (1967) was a Adventure - Western Film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and produced by Harold Hecht.

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"She Done Him Wrong," or The Way West

By David on Mar 8, 2014 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

As Lady Lou, Mae West first sashays into "She Done Him Wrong" -- and into pop culture history -- by entering Gus Jordan's Place, where she is the featured, um, entertainment. But first she stops to say hello to a child: At moments like this I think of movie censor Will Hays. See, "She Done H... Read full article


The Way West (1967)

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

Traveling from the Missouri River to the valleys of Oregon, being a pioneer on the Oregon Trail was a hard life. The journey was so treacherous there is no guarantee you'd make it. The motivation of an ultimate reward, a new home and a chance at prosperity, drove many to take that chance. Led by Sen... Read full article


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Lije Evans: You know, for a smart man you ain't got a lick of sense! Not a speck!


Dick Summers: Oh, I never tried to stop anybody from doin' anything. That's about the only principle I got.


[the wagon train is surrounded by Indians]
Dick Summers: He doesn't like what you're giving him.
Sen. William J. Tadlock: What does he want?
Dick Summers: Whiskey.
Sen. William J. Tadlock: Whiskey?
Lije Evans: Get 'em liquored up and maybe we could sneak off.
Dick Summers: You got a choice: you could give it to 'em or they'll take it. I agree that the first one might be a little dangerous, but the second one could prove fatal.


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Robert Mitchum and Richard Widmark reportedly did not get along with Kirk Douglas because of his tendency to usurp control of the project from the director.
Big screen debut for Sally Field and Katherine Justice.
There was a minor helicopter crash on the set.
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Also directed by Andrew McLaglen




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Also released in 1967




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