After killing her treacherous step-father, a girl tries to escape the country with a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal ... See full summary »
William A. Wellman
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 »
A widow with a young daughter travels to a farm in Montana to manage the household of a farmer. After a while the man and woman develop a relationship that leads to a marriage. But life in the harsh place takes its toll.
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 »
John Gower is a widower, trying to take care of his land and his daughter, JD. One day, he discovers a woman nearly dead. And he learns that his neighbor, Tom Fender, was killed. When the ... 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.
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>
During a shooting lesson one of the men tells one of the women to "aim low that will make up for the recoil". When shooting a gun the bullet has long left the barrel, before the barrel begins to move in recoil. Aim low and you'll miss low. 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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