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The movie was written by John Gay (uncredited) and James R. Webb[?] and directed by John Ford (segment "The Civil War"), Henry Hathaway[?] (segments "The Rivers", "The Plains" and "The Outlaws"), George Marshall (segment "The Railroad") and Richard Thorpe[?] (uncredited) (transitional historical sequences).
The movie won Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen (James R. Webb) and was nominated for Academy Award for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color, Best Cinematography, Color, Best Costume Design, Color, Best Music, Score - Substantially Original (Alfred Newman[?] and Ken Darby[?]) and Best Picture.
How the West was Won is one of only two feature films (the other being The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm) made using the three-strip Cinerama process, and suffers from that process's technical shortcomings.
The film has also been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.