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Director:
Writers:
Charles Schnee (screenplay)
Frank Capra (story)
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Release Date:
31 December 1951 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The BIG M-G-M Spectacle!
Plot:
A trail guide escorts a group of women from Chicago to California to marry men that have recently began settling there. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(7 articles)
User Reviews:
Westward On! See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Taylor ... Buck Wyatt

Denise Darcel ... Fifi Danon
Hope Emerson ... Patience Hawley

John McIntire ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ted Adams ... Bartender (uncredited)
Claire Andre ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Raymond Bond ... Preacher (uncredited)
Polly Burson ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Archie Butler ... Outrider (uncredited)
Claire Carleton ... Flashy Woman (uncredited)
Bill Cartledge ... Outrider (uncredited)
Mary Casiday ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
John L. Cason ... Margaret's Awaiting Groom (uncredited)
George Chandler ... Mackeral Face, Awaiting Groom (uncredited)
Doris Cole ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Mikel Conrad ... Rose's Man (uncredited)
Pat Conway ... Sid Cutler (uncredited)
Gene Coogan ... Outrider (uncredited)
Bruce Cowling ... The Cat (uncredited)

Frankie Darro ... Jean's Awaiting Groom (uncredited)
Michael Dugan ... Outrider (uncredited)
Opal Ernie ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Evelyn Finley ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Cornelia Flores ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Patrick Ford ... Outrider (uncredited)
Clem Fuller ... Outrider (uncredited)
Maxine Garret ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Marilyn Gladstone ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Dorothy Granger ... Rejected Woman (uncredited)
Tom Greenway ... Bart, Rejected Wrangler (uncredited)
Karen Hale ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Donna Hall ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Edith Happy ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins ... Drunk (uncredited)
Mary Alan Hokanson ... Cora (uncredited)
Don House ... Outrider (uncredited)
Lucille House ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)

Roy Jenson ... (uncredited)
Tennessee Jim ... Second Man (uncredited)
Chubby Johnson ... Jim Stacey, Awaiting Groom (uncredited)

I. Stanford Jolley ... Gambler (uncredited)
Eddie Juaregui ... Outrider (uncredited)
Bert LeBaron ... Ken - Wagon Train Cowboy (uncredited)
Marilyn Lindsey ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Sharon Lucas ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Shirley Lucas ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Alice Markham ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Guido Martufi ... Antonio Moroni (uncredited)
Frank McGrath ... Outrider (uncredited)
Edith Mills ... Sadie (uncredited)
Tom Monroe ... First Man (uncredited)
Mary Murphy ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Stevie Myers ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Elmer Napier ... Walt (uncredited)
Lou Nova ... Blacksmith (uncredited)
Kathleen O'Malley ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Fiona O'Shiel ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Milicent Patrick ... Flashy Woman (uncredited)
Pat Paul ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Carl Pitti ... Outrider (uncredited)
Ann Roberts ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Gene Roth ... Bartender (uncredited)
Norma Santillo ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Clint Sharp ... Outrider (uncredited)
David Sharpe ... Awaiting Groom (uncredited)
Jody Smith ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Ray Thomas ... Outrider (uncredited)
Joan Valerie ... Flashy Woman (uncredited)
John War Eagle ... Indian Chief (uncredited)
Alice Wills ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... Outrider (uncredited)
Carey Wilson ... Trailer Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
Terry Wilson ... Lon (uncredited)
Zacharias Yaconelli ... Mrs. Moroni's Man (uncredited)
Norma Young ... Pioneer Woman (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Wellman 
 
Writing credits
Charles Schnee (screenplay)

Frank Capra (story)

Produced by
Dore Schary .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff Alexander (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
William C. Mellor (director of photography) (as William Mellor)
 
Film Editing by
James E. Newcom 
 
Art Direction by
Daniel B. Cathcart 
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Ralph S. Hurst 
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett 
 
Production Management
Ruby Rosenberg .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Al Alt .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Ridgeway Callow .... assistant director (uncredited)
Arvid Griffen .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jerry Thorpe .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Matty Azzarone .... construction (uncredited)
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording supervisor
Conrad Kahn .... sound engineer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Polly Burson .... stunts (uncredited)
Archie Butler .... stunts (uncredited)
John L. Cason .... stunts (uncredited)
Gene Coogan .... stunts (uncredited)
Frankie Darro .... stunts (uncredited)
Michael Dugan .... stunts (uncredited)
Opal Ernie .... stunts (uncredited)
Evelyn Finley .... stunts (uncredited)
Clem Fuller .... stunts (uncredited)
Donna Hall .... stunts (uncredited)
Jackie Hamblin .... stunt double (uncredited)
Jackie Hamblin .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Jenson .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Juaregui .... stunts (uncredited)
Bert LeBaron .... stunts (uncredited)
Sharon Lucas .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank McGrath .... stunts (uncredited)
Stevie Myers .... stunts (uncredited)
Carl Pitti .... stunts (uncredited)
Ann Roberts .... stunts (uncredited)
Clint Sharp .... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunts (uncredited)
Barlow Simpson .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Ray Thomas .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Wills .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Wilson .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tommy McCoig .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Rudolph G. Kopp .... additional music arranger (uncredited)
Albert Sendrey .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jim Louck .... technical advisor
John Indrisano .... animal trainer (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

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Runtime:
118 min | West Germany:105 min
Country:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:

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Trivia:
One of three known MGM films (along with The Next Voice You Hear... (1950) and Ben-Hur (1959)) where the company's symbol, Leo the Lion, did not roar in the opening credits. (2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) uses the illustrated lion from MGM's record label, not a real lion, and so doesn't count.)See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: 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 »
Quotes:
Patience Hawley:[to the awaiting bridegrooms] You can look us over, but don't think you're going to do the choosing! All the way from Independence, I've been staring at two things: one was this picture and the other was the rump of a mule... and don't ask me which was prettier!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Challenge the Wilderness (1951)See more »
Soundtrack:
To The West! To The West!See more »

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32 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Westward On!, 12 April 2005
Author: sarahj74 from Chicago

If only this movie would come out on DVD . . . As a woman, this is one of my favorite westerns because it shows women who were courageous, brave, and faced the same danger as all men who went west. The movie has times when you will roll with laughter and even though there may be no tears from cowboys, there are some tearjerker moments. The women in this film are not the 2 dimensional beauties who wait patiently in the wagon for the menfolk to save the day. Regardless of how many times I've seen this movie, I enjoy every single time. Unlike most westerns, any and all gunfights move the plot along and show the women evolving on their journey west. To me, this western is along side Fort Apache for the most well written script.

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