Dad Dix is remembered primarily as a Western Movie Star although out of the 100 plus movies, both Silent and Sound, seventeen were Westerns. “American Empire” brought Dad and Preston Foster together in an adventure in Texas, building a cattle empire. The two men were long time friends from their earlier days as Actors doing plays at the Morosco Theater in old downtown Los Angeles. Leo Carrillo,
a well know character Actor in the early 1940’s, provides excellent contrast as the raunchy cattle rustler and Francis Gifford presents a refreshing beauty as Dad Dix’s Sister who eventually falls for Preston Foster in the story.
Robert “Bob” Dix