How the West Was Won , American western film , released in , that was a sprawling epic about the transformation of the American West in the 19th century. The saga opens with them heading west to lay claim for a homestead. While attempting to navigate a river, they encounter treacherous rapids, and the mother and the father Agnes Moorhead and Karl Malden , respectively are killed. Lilith becomes a popular entertainer in saloons and on riverboats and eventually heads to California. During the difficult journey, she falls in love with Cleve Van Valen Gregory Peck , a charismatic opportunist.
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A 2-hour pilot film, The Macahans , ran in The show was a great success in Europe, apparently finding a larger and more lasting audience there than in the United States. It has been rebroadcast many times on various European networks, e. A sequence of paintings by Charles Marion Russell was shown during the end credits. Army in the Indian Territories. In the early s, as the Civil War is beginning, he is reminded that he has family back in Manassas, Virginia that he has not seen in far too long. He journeys back there. When the war comes too close to home, Zeb's sister in law, Kate convinces her husband Tim, Zeb's brother, to pack up their family, including two sons Luke and Josh named Seth and Jed in the pilot episode and two daughters Jessie and Laura and make the move out west. Once out west the family learns from an Army unit heading east that the first battle of the war is likely to occur at Bull Run, right near Zeb and Tim's parents' home.
The all-star cast includes Carroll Baker , Lee J. Set between and , it follows four generations of a family starting as the Prescotts as they move from western New York to the Pacific Ocean. The picture was one of only two dramatic films made in the curved-screen three-projector Cinerama process, which added to its original impact.