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Writers:
Jim Byrnes (developed for television by)
Howard Fast (episodes)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
6 February 1977 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
I just love it! See more (21 total) »

Cast

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James Arness ... Zeb Macahan (24 episodes, 1977-1979)

Bruce Boxleitner ... Luke Macahan (24 episodes, 1977-1979)

Fionnula Flanagan ... Molly Culhane (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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Series Directed by
Vincent McEveety (14 episodes, 1977-1979)
Bernard McEveety (13 episodes, 1977-1978)
Burt Kennedy (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Daniel Mann (3 episodes, 1977)
Barry Crane (2 episodes, 1979)
Joseph Pevney (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Writing credits
John Mantley (16 episodes, 1977-1979)
Earl W. Wallace (15 episodes, 1977-1979)
Calvin Clements Jr. (14 episodes, 1977-1979)
Ron Bishop (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Calvin Clements Sr. (4 episodes, 1977-1979)
Katharyn Powers (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jim Byrnes (3 episodes, 1977)
Colley Cibber (3 episodes, 1977)
William Kelley (3 episodes, 1977)
Ray Goldrup (2 episodes, 1979)
Steve Hayes (2 episodes, 1979)
Albert S. Ruddy (1 episode, 1977)

Howard Fast (unknown episodes)
Jack Miller (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
John G. Stephens .... producer (8 episodes, 1977-1979)
John Mantley .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1977-1979)
John A. Fegan Jr. .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1977-1979)
Jeffrey Hayden .... producer (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Original Music by
Jerrold Immel (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bruce Broughton (2 episodes, 1979)
John Carl Parker (2 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Cinematography by
Edward R. Plante (6 episodes, 1977-1979)
Jack Woolf (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Film Editing by
Steven C. Brown (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
Gregory Prange (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
John A. Fegan Jr. (4 episodes, 1977-1979)
Henry Batista (3 episodes, 1977)
William B. Gulick (3 episodes, 1977)
Joe Morrisey (3 episodes, 1979)
Neil MacDonald (2 episodes, 1977-1979)
 
Series Casting by
Gary Shaffer (3 episodes, 1977)
Pam Polifroni (3 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Production Design by
Archie J. Bacon (1 episode, 1979)
 
Series Art Direction by
Archie J. Bacon (5 episodes, 1977-1979)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Herman N. Schoenbrun (6 episodes, 1977-1979)
 
Series Makeup Department
Richard Cobos .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1977-1979)
Mary Hadley .... hairdresser / hair stylist (4 episodes, 1977-1979)
Joan Phillips .... hairdresser / hair stylist (3 episodes, 1977-1979)
Al Fleming .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1977)
Lola Kemp .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1977)
Bob Westmoreland .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1977)
Marlene D. Williams .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1977)
Tony Lane .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1979)
Walter Schenk .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Production Management
Hal Klein .... unit production manager (4 episodes, 1977-1979)
Kurt Neumann .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Kusley .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1977-1979)
Carol Smetana .... second assistant director (7 episodes, 1978)
Lawrence S. Brooks .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1979)
Mary Lou MacLaury .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1979)
Lorin Bennett Salob .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1979)
Gerald Walsh .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Michael Daves .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1977)
William McGarry .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1977)
Robert M. Beche .... assistant director (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Art Department
Earl W. Huntoon Jr. .... property master (7 episodes, 1977-1979)
Earl Gawthorpe .... property master (5 episodes, 1979)
Dean Wilson .... property master (3 episodes, 1977)

Alan Sims .... leadman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Hal Watkins .... sound (6 episodes, 1977-1979)
Larry Hadsell .... sound (6 episodes, 1979)
Gene Garvin .... sound (5 episodes, 1979)
Dick McCarthy .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1979)
Tom C. McCarthy .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1979)
Barry Thomas .... sound (3 episodes, 1977)
Jack Cheap .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1979)

Ken Dufva .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Charles Schulthies .... special effects (3 episodes, 1977)
Bill Balles .... special effects (3 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Stunts
Diamond Farnsworth .... stunts (5 episodes, 1979)
Jerry Gatlin .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 1977)
Ben Bates .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 1979)
Richard Lundin .... action coordinator (3 episodes, 1979)
Dean Smith .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1977)

Russ Dodson .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Dennis Lehane .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Neil Summers .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Stafford .... assistant camera (11 episodes, 1979)

Johnny E. Jensen .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes, 1978)
Michael D. O'Shea .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1978)
Ron Anderson .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Don E. FauntLeRoy .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gilda Craig .... wardrobe: women (4 episodes, 1977-1979)
Chad Harwood .... wardrobe: men (3 episodes, 1977)
Yvonne Kubis .... wardrobe: women (3 episodes, 1977)
Ed Sunley .... wardrobe: men (3 episodes, 1977)
Robert Magahay .... wardrobe: men (3 episodes, 1979)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ron Honthaner .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Michael J. Sheridan .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Robert Souders .... additional editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor (7 episodes, 1977-1979)
Joanie Diener .... music editor (6 episodes, 1979)
Scott Perry Jr. .... music editor (5 episodes, 1979)
Jerrold Immel .... composer: theme music / music by (4 episodes, 1978-1979)
Joe Tuley .... music editor (3 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Transportation Department
Randy Peters .... driver (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Rita Lundin .... wrangler (12 episodes, 1977-1979)
Jim Byrnes .... developed for television by (6 episodes, 1977-1979)
John Dutton .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1977-1979)
Albert S. Ruddy .... developed for television by (6 episodes, 1977-1979)
Calvin Clements Sr. .... executive story consultant (4 episodes, 1977-1979)
Ron R. Kinsey .... co-operator: Soutwest Museum (3 episodes, 1977)
Richard Lundin .... lead wrangler / action coordinator (3 episodes, 1977)

Tom Blomquist .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Calvin Spencer .... double: Lloyd Bridges (unknown episodes)
Sharon Thurgood .... studio teacher (unknown episodes)
Jack N. Young .... location manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Ron R. Kinsey .... acknowledgment: cooperation (1 episode, 1977)
 

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Trivia:
The first shot of the title sequence where the camera zooms over the treetops of Oregon's Rogue River was first used in Gunsmoke: The River [1972] which was filmed along the Rogue River.See more »
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Edited from Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)See more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
I just love it!, 2 May 2003
Author: sonie from Norway

How the west was won, was sendt on tv in Norway in they early eigthies. I'v never forgot it, and has waited and waited for a rerun, or that dvd's or vhs's should show up in the stores. Can't wait to see it again, but so far my wish has not come thru. I had like most of the girls in Norway, a hugh crush on Luke and Wolf Paw! And the week could'nt go fast enough, waiting for the next episode. My highest wish for the future is that the whole series will be released on dvd, so I can buy it and see it as much as i want to. And I know that many in Norway would agree with me, we never forgot the Macahans, and saturday night on tv has'nt been the same since!!!!!!!!!!

WE ALL LOVE THE MACAHANS, THE GREATEST WESTERNSERIES EVER MADE PLEASE RELEASE IT ON DVD OR VHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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