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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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Quotes from

Sen. William J. Tadlock: We're mere men, but a man's nature is enormous. It contains both the great and the small. Even the meanest of us can be as large as this whole continent.


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


Brownie Evans: [Admiring Summers' necklace] Hey, I noticed that mighty handsome possession. Did you get it off a ded Indian?
Dick Summers: Yeah, my wife.
Brownie Evans: I'm sorry. It's just about the nicest possession I ever seen.
Dick Summers: Well, it's about the only possession I got. That and my bad name. Well, eh, with Mr. Tadlock's very kind permission, we're gonna see if we can get ourselves killed. You want to ?


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Facts about

Big screen debut for Sally Field and Katherine Justice.
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.
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Also directed by Andrew McLaglen




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