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The Film Detective presents:

American Empire (The Film Detective Restored Version) (DVD)

DVD (UPC: 191091430989)

  • Western (Aspect: 1.33:1)
Available Formats:
Richard Dix, Leo Carrillo, Preston Foster, Frances Gifford
Price: $9.74
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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).


  • UPC: 191091430989
  • Home Release: 2019-09-10
  • Original Release: 1942
  • Content Provider: The Film Detective
  • Runtime: 82
  • Genre: Western
  • Language: English
  • Format:
  • Screen:
  • Aspect: 1.33:1
  • Rating: NR
  • Audio: Dual Layered Mono - English
  • Color/BW: B/W
  • Special Features:
  • Copyright: 2017 The Film Detective
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Disc Format: DVD-5

Cast and Crew

Richard Dix
Leo Carrillo
Preston Foster
Frances Gifford

Written by:
J. Robert Bren
Gladys Atwater
Ben Grauman Kohn

Directed by:
William C. McGann

Produced by:
Harry Sherman
Lewis J. Rachmil