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Man of Conquest

1939 1h 45m Biography List
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The larger-than-life story of Sam Houston (Richard Dix), one of the founding fathers of Texas, begins with his early years fighting with Andrew Jackson (Edward Ellis) in the War of 1812 and his drinking sprees with the Cherokee after he resigns the governorship of Tennessee. Along with Davy Crockett (Robert Barrat) and Jim Bowie (Robert Armstrong), Houston emerges as a spirited advocate for Texas' independence from Mexico -- which culminates in the Battle of the Alamo. Read More Read Less

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SMH Staff Sydney Morning Herald Satisfactory from every angle and grips throughout. Aug 28, 2020 Full Review Graham Greene The Spectator It is the kind of big idealistic middlebrow epic that America does very well. May 9, 2018 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Competent but uninspiring biopic of Sam Houston. Rated: C+ Jul 3, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The larger-than-life story of Sam Houston (Richard Dix), one of the founding fathers of Texas, begins with his early years fighting with Andrew Jackson (Edward Ellis) in the War of 1812 and his drinking sprees with the Cherokee after he resigns the governorship of Tennessee. Along with Davy Crockett (Robert Barrat) and Jim Bowie (Robert Armstrong), Houston emerges as a spirited advocate for Texas' independence from Mexico -- which culminates in the Battle of the Alamo.
Director
George Nichols Jr.
Genre
Biography
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Jul 14, 2015
Runtime
1h 45m