Westward the Women

William Wellman directs this Western tale of a wagon train of women.
Westward the Women
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Format:  DVD-R
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: May 10, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1951
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Note: Audio commentary by film historian Scott Eyman
    • Vintage M-G-M promotional featurette Challenge the Wilderness
    • Original theatrical trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
  • Audio:
    • English

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Entertainment Reviews:


User Ratings: 452
Rating: B -- Wonderfully ridiculous feel-good offbeat western based on the story by Frank Capra. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dec 3, 2007

Description by OLDIES.com:

They are rugged pioneers, Indian fighters and brave trailblazers who tame the wild west. These are the women of the great frontier - that's right - the women! Based on historical record, this wagon-train saga details a 2,000-mile journey from Chicago to California. The men seek gold; the women seek men. Both strike pay dirt!

Buck Wyatt (Robert Taylor) is a tough, experienced scout who leads a wagon train comprised of two ex-show girls (Denise Darcel and Julie Bishop), a hearty widow (Beverly Dennis) and fifteen men who act as guides. When one of the men disobeys Buck's orders not to fraternize with the ladies, Buck shoots him, causing the others to desert. Instead of turning back, the determined women insist on going on, learning to ride, shoot and drive mules. Although treacherous terrain and a deadly ambush lay ahead, these tough ladies are filled with the American frontier spirit, and nothing will stop them!

Special Features: 
Audio Commentary by film historian Scott Eyman
Vintage M-G-M promotional featurette Challenge the Wilderness
Original Theatrical Trailer

Product Description:

William Wellman directed this unusual Western from a story by Frank Capra. When a wagon filled with hopeful women head for California in pursuit of mail-order husbands in 1851, they have to show the same mettle as the men do in order to survive. California settler Roy Whitman (John McIntire) feels the workers toiling in his valley should have brides to keep them warm at night, so he organizes a trip to Chicago, hiring a man named Buck (Robert Taylor) to round up more than a hundred potential mates. The women welcome the opportunity for a new life and a strong man, but a variety of dangers, both human and natural, awaits them.


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  • UPC: 883316395875
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