How the West Was Won (TV series)


How the West Was Won (TV series)

Infobox Television
show_name = How the West Was Won


caption =
show_name_2 = The Macahans
genre = Western
creator =
director = Bernard McEveety
and others
creative_director =
developer =
presenter =
starring = James Arness
Bruce Boxleitner
Fionnula Flanagan
Kathryn Holcomb
William Kirby Cullen
Vicki Schreck
voices =
narrated =
theme_music_composer =
opentheme =
endtheme =
composer = Jerrold Immel
country = United States
language = English
num_seasons = 3 + pilot
num_episodes = 25
list_episodes = List of How the West Was Won episodes
executive_producer =
producer =
supervising_producer =
asst_producer =
co-producer =
editor =
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location =
cinematography =
camera =
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first_run =
first_aired = 1976
last_aired = 1979
preceded_by =
followed_by =
related =
website =
imdb_id = 0146379
tv_com_id = 1274

"How the West Was Won" is an American western television series starring James Arness, Fionnula Flanagan, and Bruce Boxleitner. A spin-off of the 1962 Cinerama film, it aired as a mini-series in 1977 and 1978, and as a regular series in 1979, preceeded by a 2,5 hours long pilot episode, "The Macahans", in 1976. A total of 25 episodes were aired.

The show was a great success in Sweden and has been aired several times since its Swedish premiere in 1978; the last occasion in 2006, and another rerun is scheduled for September 2008 on the cable channel TV4 Guld.

Many paintings by Charles Marion Russell were shown during the credits.

Cast

*James Arness as Zebulon "Zeb" Macahan
*Bruce Boxleitner as Luke Macahan
*Fionnula Flanagan as Molly Culhane
*Kathryn Holcomb as Laura Macahan
*William Kirby Cullen as Joshua "Josh" Macahan
*Vicki Schreck as Jessica "Jessie" Macahan
*Eva Marie Saint as Kate Macahan
*Richard Kiley as Timothy Macahan
*Jared Martin as Frank Grayson
*Harris Yulin as Dick Piesley

In the pilot episode, Bruce Boxleitner's character is called Seth and William Kirby Cullen's character is called Jed.

ee also

*List of How the West Was Won episodes

References

*imdb title|id=0074834|title=The Macahans (1976)(TV)
*imdb title|id=0146379|title=How the West Was Won (1977)
*imdb title|id=0077027|title=How the West Was Won (1978)
*imdb title|id=0252764|title=How the West Was Won (1979)

External links

* [http://www.maestravida.com/Zeb/HTWWW.html How the West Was Won fansite]


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