The Way West

  • 1967
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Western

An extraordinarily predictable and uninviting western directed by McLaglen in the John Ford vein but with none of the Ford atmosphere, complexity, characterization, or inventiveness. Only in its visualization of the western expanse and picturesque rendering of Oregon Trail country does the film come close to its goal. The story--based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning...read more

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(Movie Clip) Worse Than Us Have Done Better
Missouri (State?) Senator Tadlock (Kirk Douglas) works in some handsome oratory, recruiting retired trail-guide Summers (Robert Mitchum) at his rivers (more…)
(Movie Clip) Write Their Names...
Credit the Serendipity Singers for the unusual spoken-then-sung accompaniment, as the wagon train heads for Oregon, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Rich (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: An extraordinarily predictable and uninviting western directed by McLaglen in the John Ford vein but with none of the Ford atmosphere, complexity, characterization, or inventiveness. Only in its visualization of the western expanse and picturesque renderin… (more)

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