Man of Conquest
|Man of Conquest|
|Directed by||George Nichols Jr.|
|Produced by||Sol C. Siegel|
|Written by||Harold Shumate
Jan Isbell Fortune
Edward E. Paramore Jr.
|Cinematography||Joseph H. August|
|Editing by||Edward Mann|
|Running time||105 minutes|
Man of Conquest is a 1939 American Western film directed by George Nichols 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.
- Richard Dix as Sam Houston
- Gail Patrick as Margaret Lea
- Edward Ellis as Andrew Jackson
- Joan Fontaine as Eliza Allen
- Victor Jory as William B. Travis
- Robert Barrat as David Crockett
- George 'Gabby' Hayes as Lannie Upchurch (as George Hayes)
- Ralph Morgan as Stephen F. Austin
- Robert Armstrong as Jim Bowie
- C. Henry Gordon as Santa Ana
- Janet Beecher as Mrs. Sarah Lea
- Pedro de Cordoba as Oolooteka
- Max Terhune as Deaf Smith
- Kathleen Lockhart as Mrs. Allen
- Ferris Taylor as Jonas Lea
- Leon Ames as John Hoskins
- "The 12th Academy Awards (1940) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-12.
- "NY Times: Man of Conquest". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-12.
- Hurst p.14
- Hurst, Richard M. Republic Studios: Between Poverty Row and the Majors. Scarecrow Press, 2007.
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