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 »
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William A. Wellman
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>
How this movie got made in 1951 is a miracle. In an age when women were used for decoration and sex objects, Westward the Women is remarkable. It is funny, poignant, historical, and just plain wonderful. The cast is outstanding, especially the women. And, Denise Darcel gives the performance of her career. Hope Emerson almost steals the movie.
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