How the West Was Won Overview:

How the West Was Won (1962) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by George Marshall and Richard Thorpe and produced by Bernard Smith.

How the West Was Won was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1997.

Academy Awards 1963 --- Ceremony Number 36 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: George W. Davis, William Ferrari, Addison Hehr; Set Decoration: Henry Grace, Don GNominated
Best CinematographyWilliam H. Daniels, Milton Krasner, Charles Lang, Jr., Joseph LaShelleNominated
Best Costume DesignWalter PlunkettNominated
Best Film EditingHarold F. KressWon
Best Music - ScoringAlfred Newman, Ken DarbyNominated
Best PictureBernard Smith, ProducerNominated
Best WritingJames R. WebbWon
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Cinematic Catharsis and Realweegiemidget Reviews present The Christopher Lee Blogathon, May 21-23, 2021. Thank you, Barry and Gill. Day 1 Day 2 Day 3When the auspicious 20-year run of Gunsmoke came to an end, executive producer Toronto-born John Mantley, his star James Arness, and his writing a... Read full article


How the West Was Won

By Rick29 on Feb 8, 2021 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

James Stewart and Carroll Baker.The words “epic” and “”sprawling” are typically used to describe MGM’s 164-minute, 1962 all-star Western. At the risk of sounding mundane, that’s still an apt description. Filmed in the widescreen process Cinerama, How the Wes... Read full article


How the West Was Won (1962)

By Beatrice on Sep 19, 2017 From Flickers in Time

How the West Was Won Directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway and George Marshall Written by James R. Webb 1962/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Cinerama Productions Co. Repeat viewing/Netflix rental The big Cinerama moments are the parts I remember from my childhood. ?They are still the best thing about t... Read full article


How the West Was Won ( 1962 ) ....and How it Didn't Win the Cinematography Oscar

By The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 28, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

There were some years in Oscar's history that were stellar. In those years no matter how good a film was, compared to all of the fine films it was competing with, it would be just on par with the average. In such years as these it is understandable when a really good film loses an Academy Award. The... Read full article


How the West Was Won ( 1962 ) ....and How it Didn't Win the Cinematography Oscar

By The Metzinger Sisters on Feb 28, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

There were some years in Oscar's history that were stellar. In those years no matter how good a film was, compared to all of the fine films it was competing with, it would be just on par with the average. In such years as these it is understandable when a really good film loses an Academy Award. The... Read full article


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[first lines]
Narrator: [as the camera pans over the Rocky Mountains] This land has a name today, and is marked on maps. But, the names and the marks and the maps all had to be won, won from nature and from primitive man.


Cleve Van Valen: From the first moment I saw you I've known that I couldn't live without you.
Lilith 'Lily' Prescott: Well... I'd hate to be the cause of your death, Mr. Van Valen.


Charlie Gant: There's only one kind of peace I know of, Marshal. That's the kind my brother's got.


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The riverboat is the same one used in Raintree County.
As part of their collaboration with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Cinerama agreed to modify their system by reducing the frame rate to 24 frames per second (the industry standard) so that this film would have an exhibition life after its Cinerama engagements.
Russ Tamblyn and Bryan Russell also appear on the other 1962 Cinerama film The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm.
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