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Westward the Women


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Rugged pioneers. Indian fighters. Brave trailblazers. These are the WOMEN who tamed the wild west. Based on historical record, this wagon train saga details a 2,000 mile journey from Chicago to California. Buck Wyatt (Robert Taylor) is a tough, experienced scout who leads a wagon train full of women, including two prostitutes (Denise Darcel and Julie Bishop), a hearty widow (character great Hope Emerson), and an Italian immigrant widow, with fifteen men acting as guides. When one of the men disobeys Buck's orders not to fraternize with the ladies, Buck shoots him, causing the others to desert. Instead of turning back, the determined women insist on going on, learning to ride, shoot and drive mules. Although treacherous terrain and a deadly ambush lay ahead, these tough ladies are filled with the American frontier spirit and nothing will stop them! William Wellman directs this genre-busting western from a story by Frank Capra.

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  • Actors: Denise Darcel, Hope Emerson, John Mc Intire Robert Taylor
  • Directors: William A. Wellman
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Archive
  • DVD Release Date: May 10, 2012
  • Run Time: 116 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007RKFXQW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,111 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

This is one of my favorite western films!
Doug
I just love this movie, it's a classic and I have great memories watching this film with mom as a kid.
mk
Glad I was finally able to find it on DVD.
D. Stokes

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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Rachel M on April 25, 2012
This is one of my favorite movies. I remember watching it with my mother when I was a young girl. Although it is in black and white, which makes it more dramatic, this movie hits every emotion. I love the determination of these hard working women to get across the country in very ruff terrain. It has a little bit of everything, drama,action,adventure and romance. I love Robert Taylor in this movie. He is tough and determined to do things right. Denice Darcel is the love interest and adds to the drama of the film. She past away on Dec 23,2011. I also love Hope Emerson in this film. She is a tough, larger than life, soft hearted lady. She knows how to get things done! I have it on VHS and I'm glad that it is now on DVD and whole new audience can enjoy it.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By D. Mckinzie VINE VOICE on May 9, 2012
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I was thrilled when I saw this movie coming out on DVD! My mother filmed this for me on VHS years ago and it's one of my favorite movies. I just love the ending, but I won't spoil it for those who haven't seen it, by telling about it. The characters are very well done and you find yourself rooting for the different women, many of whom are looking for a new life. Two are prostitutes, one is pregnant and unwed, there are several widows (including one whose husband was a sailor and she's one of the best characters in the movie), and others who are going for other reasons, but more than anything, they're gutsy and smart. One woman takes her little boy and he takes his little dog and they're both so cute, they'll make you cry. The man leading the wagon train tells the men that are waiting to pick brides that they went through hell to get there, and they surely did. This movie is worth watching once for nearly anyone and if you like westerns, especially with strong female characters, you won't just watch it once.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence Rapchak on May 12, 2012
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DON'T BE DISCOURAGED, guys---"Westward the Women" is as intense and harrowing as any film from Hollywood's Golden Age, and is so well written, directed and photographed, that you feel as if you are a part of this rugged, dangerous journey, especially after the brutal, unyielding (and very reluctant) Robert Taylor ends up driving off the men who have signed on to guard the wagon train, leaving the women alone with him to face the elements, the terrain, AND the maruading Indian tribes.

But these are no ordinary, stereotypical Hollywood women, and I predict that anyone who appreciates great film-making will find themslves entirely engrossed in their story....a story, incidentally, written by none other than FRANK CAPRA. So you can be sure that the HUMANITY quotient is very high indeed in this intimate yet epic drama.

My only reservation is the obligatory romantic subplot between Robert Taylor and Denise Darcel, which occasionally distracts from the main story. And, yes, the comic relief scenes with Ito, the Japanese cook, do get a bit tiresome. But the vast majority of the film is a powerful testament to the courage and endurance of 19th-Century American women, with actress Hope Emerson---against all expectations--practically STEALING THE SHOW as the emotional "fortress" and Mother Earth figure of the intrepid band.

Other than the lovely opening and closing musical theme (sung by a female chorus which still, in 1951, maintains that classic "heavenly" sound from Hollywood's Golden Age), there is NO MUSIC in the film, until the action specifically requires it in the final scene----and what a scene it is. I swear....when that little dance orchestra goes into "Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes", I have to fight back the tears, every time.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Catholic No More on May 19, 2012
This film really redefines the concepts of Womanhood, Femininity and "The Fairer Sex"!! These women demonstrate an example of will, determination, courage and resolve that many men don't have the backbone to exhibit. The things that make a woman desirable to an honorable man have always been more than mere physical attributes. Women desire and deserve to be honored for the content of their character. If a woman struts down the street with a wardrobe selection that puts her 38-28-38 physique on grand display, she will turn heads faster than a tornado turns a windmill; but if that very same woman falls in love, the needs of her heart become the God that sends the tornado and the architect who designed the windmill. Westward The Women gives you everything a woman can be without losing the 'Garden of Eden' essence of everything a woman wants to be. I am a man whose belief in the power and goodness of God begins and ends with the look in a woman's eyes, the touch of her hand and the soft warmth of her embrace. This film makes these three, Faith, Hope and Love a prelude to the meaning and longing of all we dream that life should be; and the greatest of these is Love.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sara D. Brunker on December 9, 2012
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This is a great western. I've watched it many times, and it finally became available. No matter what character he played, Robert Taylor was always believable. Lots of action and character studies. Highly recommended for lovers of the western genre. Not a lot of shoot-em-ups. This one mainly focused on the difficulties involved in travelling west with a wagon train of prospective brides.
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