Man of Conquest

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Man of Conquest
Man of Conquest FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by George Nichols Jr.
Produced by Sol C. Siegel
Written by Harold Shumate
Wells Root
Jan Isbell Fortune
Edward E. Paramore Jr.
Starring Richard Dix
Music by Victor Young
Cinematography Joseph H. August
Edited by Edward Mann
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release dates
  • May 15, 1939 (1939-05-15)
Running time
105 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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).[1][2]

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.[3] 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.



  1. ^ "The 12th Academy Awards (1940) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-08-12. 
  2. ^ "NY Times: Man of Conquest". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  3. ^ Hurst p.14


  • Hurst, Richard M. Republic Studios: Between Poverty Row and the Majors. Scarecrow Press, 2007.

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