Tag Archive: Richard Dix

Mar 12

Dad – Richard Dix

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 …

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Mar 08

Westerns like American Empire

Westerns like “American Empire” were presented as a window on our American Frontier in history; a glimpse of what the original pioneers endured while building the Nation “Out West”. In the days when personality Actors ruled, they were very successful entertainment for the whole family. By the term, “personality Actors”, like Richard Dix, the public …

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Feb 20

The Kansan (1943)

The Kansan (1943) Directed by George Archainbaud. The film is also known as Wagon Wheels in the United Kingdom. Cast Richard Dix as John Bonniwell Jane Wyatt as Eleanor Sager Albert Dekker as Steve Barat Eugene Pallette as Tom Waggoner Victor Jory as Jeff Barat Robert Armstrong as Malachy Beryl Wallace as Soubrette Clem Bevans …

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Feb 20

Buckskin Frontier (1943)

Buckskin Frontier (1943) A Kansas settler does not want the railroad intruding on his territory and opposes the railroad only to be surprised when daughter his returns to the town of Pawnee after a long absence and is already acquainted with the railroad representative. Also rival railroad interest tries to muscle its way in. Directed …

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Feb 20

American Empire (1942)

American Empire (1942) Two men start a ranching empire and battle rustlers, the elements and each other! Cast Richard Dix as Dan Taylor Leo Carrillo as Dominique Beauchard Preston Foster as Paxton Bryce Frances Gifford as Abigail ‘Abby’ Taylor, Dan’s Sister Robert Barrat as Crowder, Small Rancher Jack La Rue as Pierre, Beauchard Henchman Guinn …

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