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The Conquerors (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Western | 18 November 1932 (USA)
A newlywed couple journeys west to make their fortune, and begins a banking empire.

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A newlywed couple journeys west to make their fortune, and begins a banking empire.

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Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher had a major supporting role which wound up largely deleted before the film's release. He does appear, albeit uncredited, in the final film. See more »

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As the stacks of coins tumble and fall, support rods can be seen moving behind them, assisting their collapse. See more »

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Features Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898) See more »

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Long, Long Ago
(1883) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Thomas Haynes Bayley
Played on piano and sung by Ann Harding twice
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They Never Gave Up
20 October 2002 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Roger and Carolyn Standish head west to give themselves a chance at a future after her father dies. On the way they are robbed and Roger is shot. While recovering from the gunshot wound the town they settle in is robbed. Roger leads the town after the robbers. Then they start a bank. Over the next 50 years they face a series of successes, failures, and successes. In spite of everything that happens to them they never give up.

I think the idea behind this movie is that over time, we will face many ups and downs and that we must keep our faith that there is a future and that it will be better than the past. This film contains many cliches about the building of America. There are several scenes of a hugely growing economy followed by a crash then pessimism then more growth. This was obviously aimed at depression-era audiences to give them hope in the future. And, I think, it was also intended to give a brief overview of what it took to build our country.

No question that it tends to be somewhat melodramatic at times. But it is also uplifting and tells an interesting story and keeps a good pace throughout. Well worth seeing.


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