The Conquerors (1932)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Release Date - Nov 18, 1932 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This Depression-era morale-booster looks at the ups and downs of a banking family from the 1870s to the 1930s (and borrows plentifully from the previous year's hit Cimarron, another empire-building saga that also starred Dix). Following the financial collapse of 1873, Roger Standish (Richard Dix) starts a bank that he guides through various panics. Despite the adversities, he and his wife Caroline (Ann Harding) ultimately establish an American banking dynasty. Note Richard Dix in a dual role, also appearing as Roger's grandson when he joins the Lafayette Escadrille during World War One. (Director Wellman was a former member of the Lafayette Flying Corps.)

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alcoholism, apathy, attack, bank, criminal, doctor/nurse, dynasty, economy, family, finances, fortune [wealth], frontiersman, generation, generation-gap, go-west-young-man, grandson, hardships, loot, love, manager, motel, newlywed, overcome, owner, riverboat, survivor, wealth, wound [injury]