|Tide of Empire|
|Directed by||Allan Dwan|
|Written by|| Peter B. Kyne (novel Argonauts) |
Waldemar Young (scenario)
|Starring|| Renée Adorée |
|Music by||William Axt (uncredited)|
|Cinematography||Merritt B. Gerstad|
|Edited by||Blanche Sewell|
| ‹See TfM› |
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.
Buster Keaton, who was visiting the set, got cast in a cameo as a drunk getting thrown out of a saloon.
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