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Man of Conquest (1939)

Passed | | Biography, History, Romance | 15 May 1939 (USA)
The story of Sam Houston, hero of the Texas revolution, statesman, and first president of the Republic of Texas.

Director:

George Nichols Jr. (as George Nicholls Jr.)

Writers:

Wells Root (screenplay), Edward E. Paramore Jr. (screenplay) (as E.E. Paramore Jr.) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Dix ... Sam Houston
Gail Patrick ... Margaret Lea
Edward Ellis ... Andrew Jackson
Joan Fontaine ... Eliza Allen
Victor Jory ... William B. Travis
Robert Barrat ... David Crockett
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Lannie Upchurch (as George Hayes)
Ralph Morgan ... Stephen F. Austin
Robert Armstrong ... Jim Bowie
C. Henry Gordon ... Santa Ana
Janet Beecher ... Mrs. Sarah Lea
Pedro de Cordoba ... Oolooteka
Max Terhune ... Deaf Smith
Kathleen Lockhart ... Mrs. Allen
Ferris Taylor ... Jonas Lea
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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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Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Richard Dix fractured two bones during the wrestling scene, causing a delay of a week in the production schedule. See more »

Connections

Version of The First Texan (1956) See more »

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Remember the Alamo
4 July 2014 | by marthawilcox1831See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rache für Alamo See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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