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The Conquerors (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Western | 18 November 1932 (USA)
A newlywed couple journeys west to make their fortune, and begins a banking empire.

Director:

William A. Wellman

Writers:

Robert Lord (screen play), Howard Estabrook (from a story by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Dix ... Roger Standish / Roger Lennox
Ann Harding ... Caroline Ogden Standish
Edna May Oliver ... Matilda Blake
Guy Kibbee ... Dr. Daniel Blake
Julie Haydon ... Frances Standish Lennox
Donald Cook ... Warren Lennox
Walter Walker Walter Walker ... Thomas B. Ogden
Wally Albright ... Roger Standish - One of the Twins
Marilyn Knowlden ... Frances Standish - One of the Twins
Harry Holman ... Stubby
Jason Robards Sr. ... Lane (as Jason Robards)
E.H. Calvert ... Doctor
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Storyline

A newlywed couple journeys west to make their fortune, and begins a banking empire.

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Taglines:

Out of the Smoke of its Chimneys,Out of the Sweat of its Fields, Out of the Faith of its People The Unconquerable Soul of America Marches On! (Print Ad- Decorah Public Opinion,((Decorah, Iowa)) 1 December 1932)

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pioneer Builders See more »

Filming Locations:

Cooperstown, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$619,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

An early film (1932) to mention the coming of television. See more »

Goofs

A scene from inside the bank shows a streetcar passing by. But when the outside of the bank is viewed there are no streetcar tracks next to the bank. See more »

Connections

Features Four Heads Are Better Than One (1898) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played at the wedding and sung by the guests
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Timely for 2002
3 October 2002 | by jacobaustinSee all my reviews

The last thirty minutes of this film have a fascinating cinematic depiction of the 1929 stock market crash. Check it out.

Edna May Oliver is a gem. The acting style is super theatrical; so much so that it's almost post modern, actors commenting on acting on stage. It would be interesting to remake this picture now with a film within a film screenplay, the actors of that period moving in and out of character.

Take a look with your nostalgic eyeballs in your head and you'll enjoy this old RKO picture.


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