Man of Conquest (1939)

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The story of Sam Houston, hero of the Texas revolution, statesman, and first president of the Republic of Texas.


(as George Nicholls Jr.)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gail Patrick ...
Margaret Lea
Edward Ellis ...
Eliza Allen
Robert Barrat ...
David Crockett
Lannie Upchurch (as George Hayes)
C. Henry Gordon ...
Santa Ana
Janet Beecher ...
Mrs. Sarah Lea
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Max Terhune ...
Kathleen Lockhart ...
Mrs. Allen
Ferris Taylor ...
Jonas Lea


The story of Sam Houston, hero of the Texas revolution, statesman, and first president of the Republic of Texas.

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SAM HOUSTON - the Man Who Created an Empire of Freedom DYNAMITES INTO REALITY! (original poster) See more »


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Release Date:

15 May 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rache für Alamo  »

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Joseph H. August was hospitalized during the last week of filming and was replaced by Frank Redman as director of photography See more »


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Remember the Alamo
4 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

The only reason why I watched this film is because Joan Fontaine is in it. She disappears within the first twenty five minutes of the film and then you're left with the journey towards the Alamo meeting characters like Davy Crockett and Bowie. This would be done better in John Wayne's 'The Alamo' and in an episode of 'The Time Tunnel' that focuses on the Alamo siege. This offering is an early attempt to tell the story of the Alamo twenty-one years before John Wayne would tell a better story. It's not a good film, but you can't condemn the effort. If you've got no film about the Alamo then it's better to have a film (even if it's bad) rather than no film. I would say to Joan Fontaine fans to stay away from this film.

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