Man of Conquest [DVD] [1939]

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Synopsis

Man of Conquest
Man of Conquest was the first "super production" from Republic Pictures, a studio not known for its lavish budgets. This time, however, no expense was spared in recreating the career of Texas empire-builder Sam Houston. Richard Dix portrayed Houston, heading a gigantic cast of character players impersonating such historical figures as Jim Bowie, Andrew Jackson, Davy Crockett and General Santa Ana (who is depicted as a Hitler-like oppressor!). The film's two major highlights are the Battle of San Jacinto and the siege of the Alamo, both featuring the remarkable stuntwork of Yakima Canutt. Though often juggling facts to make a better story, Man of Conquest is an impressive achievement for so small a studio as Republic. Stock footage from the production would show up for years in the studio's more economical westerns and serials. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Gail Patrick
    Gail Patrick - Margaret Lea
  • Edward Ellis
    Edward Ellis - Andrew Jackson
  • Joan Fontaine
    Joan Fontaine - Eliza Allen
  • Victor Jory
    Victor Jory - William B. Travis
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    Robert H. Barrat - Davy Crockett
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