~Tide Of Empire~
~Plot Synopsis~
The last of the major film companies to fully convert to sound, MGM had yet another box-office bomb in
Tide of Empire, a would-be epic western set in the days of increasing Yankee influence in hitherto
Spanish California. Based on a Peter B. Kyne novel, the film came complete with a synchronized score,
but audiences were now demanding at least a few scenes of dialogue. The fresh-faced leading man
George Duryea did get a stab at western stardom in the early 1930s, however, but under the moniker
Tom Keene and for RKO.

Plot Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Allan Dwan

Written by:
Joseph Farnham - titles
Waldemar Young - scenario

Based on the novel "Argonauts," by Peter B. Kyne
Renée Adorée ...  Josephita Guerrero
Tom Keene ...  Dermod D'Arcy (as George Duryea)
Fred Kohler ...  Cannon
George Fawcett ...  Don José Guerrero
William Collier Jr. ...  Romauldo Guerrero
James Bradbury Sr. ...  B. Jabez 'Bejabbers' Harmon
Harry Gribbon ...  O'Shea
Paul Hurst ...  Poppy
Gino Corrado ...  Carlos Montalvo (uncredited)
Buster Keaton ...  Bump (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Musical Score: William Axt
Cinematography by: Merritt B. Gerstad
Film Editing by: Blanche Sewell
Settings: Cedric Gibbons
Stunts: Jim Corey, Cap Somers & Jay Wilsey
Still Photographer: Ruth Harriet Louise
Wardrobe: David Cox
Composers of Additional Music: Edward Cupero & Fritz Stahlberg

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 78 Minutes
Released: March 23, 1929

Filmed on Location at:
(Opening sequence depicting 1840s California) Mission San Fernando Rey - 15151 San Fernando
Mission Boulevard, Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, California, USA