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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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Sen. William J. Tadlock: You know, it's no easy matter to share a vision - particularly for a man and a woman.

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

Rebecca 'Becky' Evans: Lije, Lije, stay home this time!
Lije Evans: I wish I could, but I can't.
Rebecca 'Becky' Evans: Why?
Lije Evans: I don't know why. It's just that I got to go where I've not been. And where I can say, "This far I've come, I can't go no further. Do you understand that?

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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.
Lola Albright nearly drowned during the river crossing scene. The wagon she was in tipped over and she was trapped underwater when the contents of the wagon fell on her and pinned her down. When they finally got her out she was semi-conscious and spent the night in hospital. A day later she returned to the set, but they used a stunt woman to re-film the river scene. In interviews she has said she was deeply traumatized by this near-death experience.
Big screen debut for Sally Field and Katherine Justice.
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Also directed by Andrew McLaglen

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