MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,946 this week

California Conquest (1952)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, History, Romance  |  4 July 1952 (USA)
4.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 107 users  
Reviews: 3 user

The period is the 1840's and California is part of Mexico. Many of the citizens wish to become part of the United States. Other countries are also interested and the Russians have ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(original story and screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 230 titles
created 26 Apr 2012
 
a list of 9980 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 28 Aug 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 04 Sep 2013
 
a list of 1368 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: California Conquest (1952)

California Conquest (1952) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of California Conquest.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A pair of grizzled frontiersmen fight Indians, guzzle liquor, and steal squaws in their search for a legendary valley 'so full of beaver that they jump right into your traps' in this fanciful adventure.

Director: Richard Lang
Stars: Charlton Heston, Brian Keith, Victoria Racimo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After being shown what hypnotism can do, a Doctor sets out to study it in depth. When experimenting on his friend's wife, she regresses back to an earlier life- that of Bridey Murphy. ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Langley
Stars: Teresa Wright, Louis Hayward, Nancy Gates
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Honest Edward Maynard finds himself serving as ship's surgeon under the infamous pirate Blackbeard.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Robert Newton, Linda Darnell, William Bendix
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

During the war for Texas independence, one man leaves the Alamo before the end (chosen by lot to help others' families) but is too late to accomplish his mission, and is branded a coward. ... See full summary »

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Glenn Ford, Julie Adams, Chill Wills
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Cass Brown is about to marry for the second time; his first marriage, to Isabel, was annulled. But when he discovers that Isabel just had their baby, Cass kidnaps the infant to keep her ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Frank Morgan
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the 20th century.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright
Roseland (1977)
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

"Roseland" is made up of three stories, sometimes connecting, all set in the famed New York dance palace, and all having the same theme: finding the right dance partner.

Director: James Ivory
Stars: Teresa Wright, Lou Jacobi, Don De Natale
Certificate: Passed Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Lawyer defends migrant worker falsely accused of 2 murders.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Teresa Wright, Macdonald Carey, Dolores Moran
Fort Ti (1953)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Set against the backdrop of the French and Indian war in colonial America, the British soldiers attempt to route the French Army from Fort Ticonderoga.

Director: William Castle
Stars: George Montgomery, Joan Vohs, Irving Bacon
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jean-Paul rebels against his bondage to his uncle, the Marquis de St. Malo, and journeys to the far-off Mayan hills of Guatemala seeking a hidden treasure. He is the rightful heir to his ... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Cornel Wilde, Constance Smith, Finlay Currie
Star of India (1954)
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Squire Pierre St. Laurent returns from wars in India to 17th-century provincial France to find his estate confiscated by governor Narbonne, for back taxes, and resold to Katrina, a Dutch ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Cornel Wilde, Leslie Linder, Jean Wallace
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Will Henderson is the new boy at the high school. He befriends outcast Melinda Grant, whose illegitimacy marks her and her unstable mother. As their friendship turns to love, gossip and ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Käutner
Stars: John Saxon, Sandra Dee, Teresa Wright
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Don Arturo Bordega
...
Julia Lawrence
Alfonso Bedoya ...
José Martínez
Lisa Ferraday ...
Helena de Gagarine
Eugene Iglesias ...
Ernesto Brios
...
Fredo Brios
...
Alexander Rotcheff
Tito Renaldo ...
Don Bernardo Mirana
Renzo Cesana ...
Fray Lindos
Baynes Barron ...
Igna'cio
Rico Alaniz ...
Pedro
Billy Wilkerson ...
Fernando (as William P. Wilkerson)
Edward Colmans ...
Juan Junipero
Alex Montoya ...
Juan
Edit

Storyline

The period is the 1840's and California is part of Mexico. Many of the citizens wish to become part of the United States. Other countries are also interested and the Russians have established bases in the northern part of the territory. To further their hold they have stolen guns and Don Arturo Bordega, a leader of those wanting statehood, is out to recover them. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

California's fight for freedom!


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 July 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Californie en flammes  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The Russian Fort Ross is shown in a desert landscape with Indian teepees. Fort Ross is located in Northern California on the Sonoma County Coast surrounded by forest. The Indians in this area did not use teepees. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Éden (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"Historical" Piece - rule over California
27 October 2011 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

California Conquest tells the story of the battle for rule of what will eventually become a state, when gold is found here later. Teresa Wright does a good job as the daughter of a settler who is determined to get her married off to famed explorer John Fremont. As someone else has pointed out, what a mishmash of crappy accents that come and go, and about half the actors just mumble for some reason to the point of distraction. Cornel Wilde is Arturo Bodega (Bordega ?), fighting off the interloping Russians, but he sounds like a European. We get the usual amount of swordfights, gunfights, and oat burning horse chases. Some great outdoor photography, presumably California. Several of the scenes are very dark, and its hard to see what is occurring; not sure if its just bad lighting, or film degradation. There is the usual climactic battle of good versus evil at the very end. Entertaining, but Teresa Wright is the only shining star in this one.

Directed by Lew Landers, who had a long history in Hollywood; acc to wikipedia, he acted in two shorts around 1914, when he would have been about 12. He disappears for 15 years (war? working?) Then he pops up as crew on one film, and disappears again for about five years. Then starts a long career as director in 1934, and had been directing for almost 20 years when this film was made.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Snow-capped peak in some scenes turtletommy
Discuss California Conquest (1952) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?