Man of Conquest

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Man of Conquest is a 1939 American Western film directed by George Nicholls, Jr. and starring Richard Dix, Gail Patrick and Joan Fontaine. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Score, Best Sound (Charles L. Lootens) and Best Art... read more

Man of Conquest is a 1939 American Western film directed by George Nicholls, Jr. and starring Richard Dix, Gail Patrick and Joan Fontaine. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Score, Best Sound (Charles L. Lootens) and Best Art Direction (John Victor Mackay). The film marked the first serious attempt by Republic Pictures to break out from its traditional production of B Movies and produce a work of greater cost and prestige. The film is a biopic of the politician Sam Houston, focusing on his relationship with Andrew Jackson and his role during the Texas Revolution. It was inspired by Marquis James's 1929 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Houston.

Original Release

05/15/1939

US Release

05/15/1939

Cast

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
Ralph Morgan Stephen F. Austin
Robert Armstrong Jim Bowie
C. Henry Gordon Santa Ana
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

George Nichols Jr.

Writers

Wells Root, Edward E. Paramore Jr., Jan Fortune, Harold Shumate

Cast

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
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
Leon Ames John Hoskins
Arthur Aylesworth Polk Ridge Tennessean
Jack George Orchestra Leader
Max Waizmann Official
Ernie Adams Tennessee Volunteer

Producers

Editors

Edward Mann

1940 Oscar Best Art Direction Nominated
1940 Oscar Best Sound, Recording Nominated
1940 Oscar Best Music, Original Score Nominated
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