Tide of Empire

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Tide of Empire
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Directed by Allan Dwan
Written by Peter B. Kyne (novel Argonauts)
Waldemar Young (scenario)
Starring Renée Adorée
Tom Keene
Music by William Axt (uncredited)
Cinematography Merritt B. Gerstad
Edited by Blanche Sewell
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
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  • April 23, 1929 (1929-04-23)
Running time
73 min
CountryUnited States

Tide of Empire is a 1929 American pre-Code western film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Renée Adorée and Tom Keene. The film was originally slated to star Joan Crawford in the female lead, but the final filming had Renée Adorée instead of Crawford.


On January 12, 2010, Tide of Empire was released on home video for the first time on DVD on Warner Archive Collection. [1]

Buster Keaton, who was visiting the set, got cast in a cameo as a drunk getting thrown out of a saloon. [2]


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  2. Who the Devil Made It, Peter Bogdanovich, Random House, 2012.