How the West Was Won

Lists: Westerns, Epic, Best Picture nominee 1960 to 1969

Brief Synopsis: "Hollywood's most celebrated luminaries - behind the camera as well as in front of it - combine talents to present this epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1962: # 0)

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  • Carroll Baker (Eve Prescott Rawlings)
  • Lee J. Cobb (Marshal Lou Ramsey)
  • Henry Fonda (Jethro Stuart)
  • Carolyn Jones (Julie Rawlings)
  • Karl Malden (Zebulon Prescott)
  • Gregory Peck (Cleve Van Valen)
  • George Peppard (Zeb Rawlings)
  • Robert Preston (Roger Morgan)
  • Debbie Reynolds (Lilith Lily Prescott)
  • James Stewart (Linus Rawlings)
  • John Wayne (Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman)
  • Spencer Tracy (Narrator)
  • Eli Wallach (Charlie Gant)
  • Richard Widmark (Mike King)
  • Walter Brennan (Col. Jeb Hawkins)
  • Raymond Massey (Abraham Lincoln)
  • Agnes Moorehead (Rebecca Prescott)
  • Thelma Ritter (Agatha Clegg)
  • Russ Tamblyn (Confederate deserter)
  • Harry Morgan (Gen. Ulysses S. Grant)
  • John Ford (Director)