The Conquering Horde (1931)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Adventure  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Conquering Horde is a remake of the 1924 western epic North of 36, using generous amounts of stock footage from the original. The story takes place in post-Civil War Texas, where the local cattlemen are suffering from their inability to get their livestock to market. Dan McMasters (Richard Arlen), a Yankee war hero, is sent from Washington to help set up a safe and efficient passageway for the cattle drovers -- thereby earning himself the enmity of the local land barons who've been charging the cattlemen exorbitant fees to trek across their land. A romantic subplot involves McMasters and Yank-hating rancher Taizie Lockhart (Fay Wray). The Conquering Horde was remade in 1938 as The Texans, which like its predecessor was heavily reliant upon action highlights from North of 36 (including the spectacular panoramas of the last major cattle drive in the United States).

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bad-guy, cattle, conflict, courage, cowboy, diplomat, farming, good-guy, land, love, President, railroad, ranch, romance, Texan, Yankee [Northerner]