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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
James Arness ...  Zeb Macahan 25 episodes, 1976-1979
Bruce Boxleitner ...  Luke Macahan / ... 25 episodes, 1976-1979
Kathryn Holcomb Kathryn Holcomb ...  Laura Macahan 25 episodes, 1976-1979
William Kirby Cullen William Kirby Cullen ...  Josh Macahan / ... 25 episodes, 1976-1979
Vicki Schreck Vicki Schreck ...  Jessie Macahan 25 episodes, 1976-1979
Fionnula Flanagan ...  Molly Culhane 21 episodes, 1978-1979
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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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

19 January 1976 (USA) See more »

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MGM Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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" (1955), Season 18, Episodes one and two, "The River: Parts 1 & 2"", which was filmed along the Rogue River. See more »

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Referenced in Rederiet: Wild Wild East (2001) See more »

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A Great TV-series
22 August 2000 | by Jess ThomsenSee 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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