Daily Archives: November 1, 2012

‘How the West Was Won’ opens in Britain 50 years ago today (1962)

Video: 'How the West Was Won' (trailer)

(Thursday, November 1, 1962)How the West Was Won, an epic-western film about three generations of pioneers who take part in the forging of the American West, opened today in Britain.

Directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall and Richard Thorpe, the film is narrated by Spencer Tracy and stars Carroll Baker, Walter Brennan, Lee J. Cobb, Andy Devine, Henry Fonda, Carolyn Jones, Karl Malden, Harry Morgan, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Robert Preston, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, Eli Wallach, John Wayne, and Richard Widmark.