Stride by stride they tamed the savage prairie landHow the West Was Won is a 1962 motion picture by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was the last major feature filmed in the classic 3-strip Cinerama widescreen format. Tells the story of the westward-bound Prescott family through four generations and many events in American history. Famously, this movie stars over twenty big-name stars from the era, including James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds, Henry Fonda, Carroll Baker, John Wayne, Eli Wallach, and Gregory Peck. There were probably more stars in this movie than any other in the history of Hollywood. It had three directors, though one of them, Henry Hathaway, directed three of the five stories. The other two were John Ford and George Marshall (no, not the general). The epic music is also pretty famous.There was a television show in the late-70's loosely based on the movie. Moderately successful in America, but a huge hit in Europe, where it's still well-known.
Nothing stopped them no wind nor rain nor sun
Side by side these pioneers from every land
All pulled together that's how the West was won
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