Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Way West

The Way West is a 1967 Western starring Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, and Richard Widmark. This was Sally Field's first major film role. It is based on A. B. Guthrie, Jr.'s Pulitzer Prize winning novel. There's more than Indians to worry about on the Oregon Trail when folks bring their drama along with them. This is an enjoyable Western. Solid plot, good acting, beautiful scenery.

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Roger Ebert concludes, " is at least a well-made and wholly professional Hollywood Western. Western fans, myself included, might enjoy it for that alone. Widmark and Mitchum are excellent in roles unusual for them and Douglas, as always, is a seasoned old hand." The NYT doesn't like it.

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