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American Empire (1942)

This epic of America's westward march stars Leo Carrillo and Preston Foster in a tale of men building a cattle empire, only to battle rustlers, the weather, and each other! The romantic adventure from director William C. McGann (In Old California, Alcatraz Island) features a strong leading performance by Oscar nominated RKO star Richard Dix (Cimarron, The Ghost Ship) plus cinematography by six-time Oscar nominee Russell Harlan (To Kill a Mockingbird, Rio Bravo). (BW)

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