How the West Was Won is a 1962 American Metrocolor epic-western film. The picture was one of the last "old-fashioned" epic films made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to enjoy great success; the all-star cast includes Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Carolyn Jones, Karl Malden, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Robert Preston, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, Eli Wallach, John Wayne, Richard Widmark. Set between 1839 and 1889, it follows four generations of a family as they move from western New York to the Pacific Ocean; the picture was one of only two dramatic films made in the curved-screen three-projector Cinerama process, which added to its original impact. The film is narrated by Spencer Tracy; the score was listed at number 25 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years of Film Scores. The film gained widespread critical acclaim. In 1997, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being deemed "culturally or aesthetically significant"; the film begins with narration by Spencer Tracy as the aerial-borne camera sweeps over the Rocky Mountains.
"This land has a name today," says Tracy in the opening lines of the film, "and is marked on maps." The film moves into "The Rivers" sequence. Mountain man Linus Rawlings is making his way by waterway through the mountains, he confers with a group of Indians. The scene shifts to Zebulon Prescott and his family. Prescott and his family set out west for the frontier via the Erie Canal, the "West", at this time, being the Ohio River country, at the southern edge of Illinois. Along the journey, they meet Rawlings, traveling east, to Pittsburgh, to trade his furs. Rawlings and Zebulon's daughter, are attracted to each other, but Linus is not ready to settle down. Linus Rawlings stops at an isolated trading post, run by a murderous clan of river pirates, headed by "Alabama Colonel" Jeb Hawkins. Linus is betrayed when he accompanies Jeb's seductive daughter Dora Hawkins into a cave, modeled after a real outlaw haunt, now a part of Cave-in-Rock State Park, to see a "varmint". Dora Hawkins stabs him in the back and Rawlings falls into a deep hole.
He is not wounded, he rescues the Prescott party from a similar fate. The bushwhacking thieves, including Dora Hawkins, are dispatched, being killed in an attack by Rawlings, in a form of rough frontier justice. After Zebulon prays to God for their lost loved ones and commends to Him the thieves' souls "whether You want'em or not", the settlers continue down the river, but their raft is caught in rapids, Zebulon and his wife Rebecca drown. Linus, finding that he cannot live without Eve and marries her, she insists on homesteading at the spot. This section was directed by Henry Hathaway. Eve's sister Lilith chose to go back East but after some years finds herself touring in St. Louis, where she and her troupe are hired to perform trendy acts at the Music hall, she attracts the attention of professional gambler Cleve Van Valen. After overhearing that she has just inherited a California gold mine, to avoid paying his debts to another gambler, Cleve joins the wagon train taking her there. Wagonmaster Roger Morgan and he court her along the way, but she rejects them both, much to the dismay of her new friend and fellow traveler Agatha Clegg, searching for a husband.
Surviving an attack by Cheyennes and Cleve arrive at the mine, only to find that it is worthless. Cleve leaves. Lilith returns living out of a covered wagon. Morgan again proposes marriage unromantically, she tells him, "Not now, not ever." Lilith is singing in the music salon of a riverboat. By chance, Cleve is a passenger; when he hears Lilith's voice, he leaves the poker table to propose to her. He tells her of the opportunities waiting in the growing city of San Francisco, she accepts his proposal. This section was directed by Henry Hathaway. Linus Rawlings joins the Union army as a captain in the American Civil War. Despite Eve's wishes, their son Zeb eagerly enlists as well, looking for glory and an escape from farming. Corporal Peterson assures them the conflict will not last long; the bloody Battle of Shiloh shows Zeb that war is nothing like he imagined, unknown to him, his father dies there. Zeb encounters a disillusioned Confederate, who suggests deserting. By chance, they overhear a private conversation between Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman.
The rebel realizes he has the opportunity to rid the South of two of its greatest enemies and tries to shoot them, leaving Zeb no choice but to kill him with the bayonet from his shattered musket. Afterward, Zeb rejoins the army; when the war ends, Zeb returns home as a lieutenant, only to find his mother has died. She had lost the will to live after learning. Zeb gives his share of the family farm to his brother, content to be a farmer, leaves in search of a more interesting life; this section was directed by John Ford. Following the daring riders from the Pony Express and the construction of the transcontinental telegraph line in the late 1860s, two ferociously competing railroad lines, the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad, one building westward and the other eastward, open up new territory to eager settlers. Zeb becomes a lieutenant in the U. S. cavalry, trying to maintain peace with the Indians with th
"Never Wanted to Dance" is a single by the American electropunk group Mindless Self Indulgence, released in the US on March 18, 2008. The single reached. Released in the U. S. as a CD of 6 remixes, it was released in the UK as a 2-part CD single, a 7" record on August 25, 2008. "Never Wanted to Dance" is on the soundtrack to Madden NFL 09 and the Combichrist Electro Hurtz Mix is on the soundtrack for Need for Speed: Undercover. The music video for "Never Wanted to Dance" was uploaded onto the band's YouTube account at midnight on August 6, 2008; the video involves a party with a Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova machine, with people dancing to the song on the machine. The band members perform within the game itself on one of the wireframe stages, which were introduced by that specific version of the game. In the end, the police come and raid the party, arresting everyone. All songs by J. Euringer except where noted "Never Wanted to Dance" - 3:13 "Never Wanted to Dance" - 4:52 "Never Wanted to Dance" - 3:38 "Never Wanted to Dance" - 7:13 "Never Wanted to Dance" - 7:53 "Never Wanted to Dance" - 2:37 "Never Wanted to Dance" "Never Wanted to Dance" "Never Wanted to Dance" – 3:09 " Issues" – 3:20 "My World" – 2:49 "Never Wanted to Dance" – 3:09 "Pay for It" – 4:07 "Make Me Cum" – 2:48 A1.
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The United States Senate elections of 1940 coincided with the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt to his third term as President. Although Roosevelt was re-elected, support for his administration had dropped somewhat after eight years, the Republican opposition gained three seats from the Democrats. However, the New Deal Democrats regained firm control of both the House and Senate because Progressives dominated the election; the Minnesota Farmer–Labor Party disappeared from the Senate, as Henrik Shipstead joined the Republican party and Ernest Lundeen had died during the preceding term. Senator Harry S. Truman of Missouri was elected to his final term in the Senate in 1940. Truman resigned in 1945 to serve as President Roosevelt's third Vice President. Republicans had a net gain of three seats in the general election, plus one more in a November special election. Three came from wins over Democrats: Indiana: First-term Democrat Sherman Minton narrowly lost to Republican Raymond E. Willis. Nebraska: First-term Democrat Edward R. Burke lost renomination to R. L. Cochran, who lost the general election to Republican Hugh Butler.
Ohio: First-term Democrat A. Victor Donahey retired and was replaced by Republican Harold H. Burton. Republicans picked up a seat from Farmer–Labor when an incumbent changed party: Minnesota: Three-term Farmer–Labor Henrik Shipstead was re-elected, but changed party to Republican. Democrats did win one seat from a Republican: Delaware: Two-term Republican John G. Townsend Jr. lost to Democrat James M. Tunnell. In a special election, Republicans gained an additional seat from the Democrats: Illinois: Democratic interim appointee James M. Slattery lost to Republican C. Wayland Brooks. In these special elections, the winner seated once qualified. In these general elections, the winners were elected for the term beginning January 3, 1941. All of the elections involved the Class 1 seats; the whole ticket nominated by Democrats and American Laborites was elected. 1940 United States elections 1940 United States presidential election 1940 United States House of Representatives elections 76th United States Congress 77th United States Congress