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Westward the Women (1951)

Not Rated | | Drama, Western | 31 December 1951 (USA)
A trail guide escorts a group of women from Chicago to California to marry men that have recently began settling there.

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Complete credited cast:
... Buck Wyatt
... Fifi Danon
... Patience Hawley
... Roy E. Whitman
... Laurie Smith
Lenore Lonergan ... Maggie O'Malley
... Ito
... Jean Johnson
Beverly Dennis ... Rose Meyers
Renata Vanni ... Mrs. Moroni
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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>

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Drama | Western

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Release Date:

31 December 1951 (USA)  »

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Pioneer Women  »

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Budget:

$2,203,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,640,000, 31 December 1951

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,996,000, 31 December 1951
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Finnish censorship visa register # 36817 delivered on 23-9-1952. See more »

Goofs

After their long desert trek, everyone runs for the water. None of the animals drink. See more »

Quotes

Buck Wyatt: [to Patience, as she sits with the unconscious Mrs. Maroni] Talk to her, Patience.
Patience Hawley: Thanks... what'll I use for language?
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Crazy Credits

The MGM lion, instead of roaring, is frozen in place. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Challenge the Wilderness (1951) See more »

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To The West! To The West!
By Henry Russell
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One of the best westerns made!
17 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

This western is gritty and realistic, and does not spare the audience from the grim facts of an overland trek from St. Louis to California with a wagon train of women (the "weaker" sex, right?

As far as I know, this movie has no rival in its subject matter, and the stars are magnificent. You will laugh and you will cry, but most of all, you will come away with a deep admiration of those hearty pioneers and especially those wonderful women. I have the video in my library!


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