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How the West Was Won

1962

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  • Henry Hathaway, the film’s main director, is better than his reputation usually suggests but this bloated mammoth just goes against his better instincts and he is as lost here as most of the all-star cast. Episodic structure doesn’t help things to even build into anything and Cinerama gimmick just get in the way of compositions, instead of adding grandeur, it makes everything even more stiff, for all the money and stars it feels like just a backlot historical dress-up.