How the West Was Won (1977)

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The Macahans, a family from Virginia headed by Zeb Macahan, travel across the country to pioneer a new land and a new home in the American West.

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 Zeb Macahan (24 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Luke Macahan (24 episodes, 1977-1979)
Kathryn Holcomb ...
 Laura Macahan (24 episodes, 1977-1979)
William Kirby Cullen ...
 Josh Macahan (24 episodes, 1977-1979)
Vicki Schreck ...
 Jessie Macahan (24 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Molly Culhane (24 episodes, 1977-1979)
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Episodes revolving around the Macahan family as they try to fulfill their dream of going to Oregon. They run into many setbacks along the way and are forced to delay their move many times as a result. Common wild west themes and characters abound, such as Native Americans and crazy mountain men. Written by Anonymous

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6 February 1977 (USA)  »

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Luke and Josh Macahan were called Seth and Jed in the pilot. See more »

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Edited from Escape from Fort Bravo (1953) See more »

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A Great TV-series
22 August 2000 | by (Roskilde, Denmark) – See all my reviews

In my opinion the TV-series "How the West Was Won" is the greatest western ever made straight to TV. The cast is superb with James Arness (Zeb Macahan) in the lead and Bruce Boxleitner (Luke Macahan) co-starring.

I've now been watching all the episodes of this western on Swedish television for the third time (1978, 1989 and 2000). The quality of this series is how it's being able to get the grip of the viewer in such a fashion that not even a frontrunner like Gunsmoke can compete with "How the West Was Won".


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