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“The Conquest of the West”, the events of the Prescott family – Libero Quotidiano

Giorgio Carbone

Born in Tortona (AL) on December 19, 1941. Graduated in Law in Pavia. Journalist since 1971. Actress Ida Maeda has been married for 45 years. Two sons. Film critic (my name) for “La Notte” from 1971 to 1995. For “Libero” from 2000 to today. Author of three dictionaries: Film Dictionary (1978-1990); All films (from 1991 to 1999); Television Dictionary (1993).

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Conquest from the West Iris 9 p.m. with John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds. Directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway, and George Marshall. Production USA 1962. Duration: 2 hours 42 minutes

the plot The Conquest of the West saga is set to enhance the Cinerama panoramic system (which has been pared down on TV). The saga is told in five episodes that follow the events of the Prescott family, first pioneers, then soldiers, then deans. The Prescotts would reach the turn of the century through clashes with the Indians, with outlaws and in the midst of the Civil War.

why do you see it Because while the film’s astounding impact on cinema has been greatly reduced (in theaters it has shown on three screens side by side), it’s always a pleasure to relive the saga buffs directed by John Ford (Episode of Battle Shiloh) with the fateful faces of James Stewart (lead ) Gregory Peck (Player) Henry Fonda (Bison Hunter) John Wayne (General Sherman) Richard Widmark (Railway Man)