THE CO-STARS OF "HOW THE WEST WAS WON"
(presented alphabetically)
(NOTE: biographies were written in 1963, and are not up to date.)

For more photos of the stars, see the Publicity Photos page.


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BRIGID BAZLEN

Born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, she portrays Dora Hawkins, the cunning temptress daughter of a renegade river pirate preying on unsuspecting pioneer families.


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WALTER BRENNAN

Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, and three-time Oscar winner, he creates Colonel Hawkins, a river pirate, who matches wits with a mountain man and loses.


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DAVID BRIAN

Born in New York City, he portrays the Van Valen family attorney who must console an aging widow while her possessions are sold at auction.


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ANDY DEVINE

Born in Flagstaff, Arizona, he plays Corporal Petersen, the simple postman who finds glory in a gaudy Union uniform during the Civil War.


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RAYMOND MASSEY

Born in Toronto, Canada, and television's famed Doctor Gillespie, he recreates his memorable characterization of  "Abe Lincoln in Illinois."


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AGNES MOOREHEAD

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she portrays Rebecca Prescott, courageous farmer's wife, who follows her husband into the unknown wilderness. (Editor's note: she later starred in the TV show "Bewitched".)


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HENRY (Harry) MORGAN

Born in Detroit, Michigan, he plays the indomitable General Ulysses S. Grant, who changed the course of American history at the Battle of Shiloh.  (Editor's note: he later starred in the TV shows "Dragnet" and "M.A.S.H.")


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THELMA RITTER

Born in Brooklyn, New York, she portrays Agatha Clegg, plainswoman in search of a new land and a man, any man who comes along.



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MICKEY SHAUGHNESSY

Born in New York City, and a noted night club comedian, he plays a straight role as a deputy marshal in a lawless Arizona mining town.


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RUSS TAMBLYN

Born in Los Angeles, California, he plays a young Confederate soldier from Texas who, like many a Union soldier, wasn't quite sure what he was fighting for.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL CAST AND CREW CREDITS
(from the Internet Movie Database website)

 

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