Westward the Women

Westward the Women

DVD - 2012
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They are rugged pioneers, Indian fighters and brave trailblazers who tame the wild west. These are the women of the great frontier. Buck Wyatt is a tough, experienced scout who leads a wagon train comprised of two ex-show girls, a hearty widow and fifteen men who act 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. The determined women insist on going on, learning to ride, shoot and drive mules.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, CA] : Metro-Goldwyn Mayer ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2012.
Branch Call Number: DVD WESTWAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.

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AQUILEA777
Jan 29, 2017

Better than you might think. 140 women risk their lives to win husbands. How many will die? Stark, sweeping photography with one great chase sequence.

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hoacornell
May 23, 2014

Who would have thought that one of the best movies about women, would be a true story of a wagon train made up of 200 women and 15 men. Westward the Women is how a town of only men sent the money and a guide to bring them 200 women to the new frontier in the West. Based on a book of the same name, this is first rate entertainment and very inspiring. Great movie for the entire family. You can be proud of the history of the West that these 200 women made such a daring trip!

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garycornell
May 06, 2014

"Westward the Women" should make all women proud. This is the first and may be the only movie about the courage and strength of 200 women who went from Chicago to California with only 15 men to assist them. Can you imagine women fighting off Indian raids, the heat of the desert, or the cold and rain of winter. This is an amazing movie. An interesting side note would be that Frank Capra wrote the book, though the library has a different author on the same subject. The writing of the screenplay is excellent and this may be the best Robert Taylor movie ever filmed!

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