Set in the early 1880s, this is the story of one of the last buffalo hunts in the Northwest. Sandy McKinzie is tired of hunting buffalo, and tired of killing-Charley on the other hand ... See full summary »
Lance Poole, an Indian who won a Medal of Honor fighting at Gettysburg, returns to his tribal lands intent on peaceful cattle ranching. But white sheep farmers want his fertile grass range ... See full summary »
Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker star as a Kentucky backwoodsman and the woman who will NOT let anything interfere with her plans to marry him in this humorous romantic adventure through the American Frontier of 1798.
A family saga: In a stunning mountain valley ranch setting near Aspen, complex and dangerous family dynamics play out against the backdrop of the first big snowstorm of winter and an ... See full summary »
Esqueda, an outlaw, attempts to force settlers King and Cordelia Cameron out of his territory. Esqueda's mother raised Rio as her own. Rio has loyalty to Esqueda but also feels the settlers... See full summary »
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
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Denise Darcel's French-language dialog includes a few words which prove that no one in the 1950's version of the Hays Office understood French. Some of the terms she used while angry at "Buck Wyatt" would never have gotten past the censors in English. See more »
At the very end, when the women are riding in the wagons going to meet their husbands, the Italian woman is seen in two different places on the same wagon. See more »
Growing up in the age of having to wait perhaps a year or more before a movie would be shown again on television, my sister and I were always very happy and excited to see "Westward the Women" on the TV schedule. This movie has it all: lots of stock characters, but those characters feel like real people and not one-dimensional figures. Robert Taylor's character does NOT want to lead a women-only wagon train across the west (after all, who will dig the wagon out of the mud?) and does so very grudgingly. Comedy and tragedy ensue, of course, with the women facing all sorts of obstacles. As little girls, we loved and were amazed by this film: as another reviewer rightly points out, it's a great movie about strong capable women.
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