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Westward the Women (1951)

 -  Western | Drama  -  31 December 1951 (USA)
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A trail guide escorts a group of women from Chicago to California to marry men that have recently began settling there.

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Fifi Danon
Hope Emerson ...
Patience Hawley
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Roy E. Whitman
Julie Bishop ...
Laurie Smith
Lenore Lonergan ...
Maggie O'Malley
Henry Nakamura ...
Ito
Marilyn Erskine ...
Jean Johnson
Beverly Dennis ...
Rose Meyers
Renata Vanni ...
Mrs. Moroni
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In a time when "The West" pretty much ends in Texas and only California is slowly being populated by the white men, there's a severe lack of women among the workers on Roy Whitman's farm in the California Valley. So he goes back east to Chicago to recruit 150 women willing to become wives for his employees. From the candidates he selects 138 who seem able to survive a months long journey across "The Great American Desert" and the Rocky Mountains. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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The BIG M-G-M Spectacle!

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Western | Drama

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31 December 1951 (USA)  »

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Pioneer Women  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

MGM produced a promotional short for this movie, Challenge the Wilderness (1951). See more »

Goofs

A couple of the dead women are still seen breathing heavily after the second Indian attack. See more »

Quotes

Roy E. Whitman: One man's eye for beauty is another man's eyesore!
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The MGM lion, instead of roaring, is frozen in place. See more »

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Referenced in Challenge the Wilderness (1951) See more »

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To The West! To The West!
By Henry Russell
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My only problem with this movie is ...
22 September 2003 | by (New Mexico, USA) – See all my reviews

that it isn't out on DVD yet! I'd buy this movie in an instant, but knowing that I would watch it over and over again, the tape would soon wear out. So I am hopefully waiting for it to come out on DVD.

This movie is great! It's funny. It's touching. It's warm. It's violent. It's campy. It's everything you'd expect from the time period it was made in except for its portrayal of so many strong women. But my guess is that the women who made those journeys were in fact very strong in character.

In any case, I highly recommend it. It's a genuine "feel good" movie, even though it is riddled with many sad and turbulent scenes.


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