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2532. WIDE WIDE WORLD (1958-USA) NBC-TV net. With host DAVE GARROWAY. “The Western.” The ultimate TV show about one of America’s favorite type of films. BRONCHO BILLY ANDERSON remembers making the very first western movie (“The Great Train Robbery,” See Cat. #1472) GABBY HAYES remembers making his first western, writer FRANK GRUBER lists “the seven basic plots of westerns.” GENE AUTRY tells how he was discovered by Will Rogers, shows us around Melody Ranch a bit and even sings his theme song. GARY COOPER and JOHN WAYNE tell why they like to act in westerns, director JOHN FORD relates how he discovered John Wayne as a prop man. JAY SILVERHEELS tells what the real Indians were like (yes, CLAYTON MOORE is seen as “The Lone Ranger”). Producer JACK WARNER describes his recent westerns for TV and the screen. Norman McDonnell (the director of Gunsmoke) talks about “adult” westerns and JAMES ARNESS does a fight scene. In addition to many filmed excerpts, the following all appear live on camera: CHILL WILLS, WALTER BRENNAN, WARD BOND, GAIL DAVIS, JAMES GARNER, DELMER DAVES, MARIA SCHELL and others. An absolute must for anyone who has ever enjoyed a western movie. Caution: the visual quality of this kinescope is not up to our usual standards. 74 minutes. Live TV Documentary