American Empire (film)

American Empire is a 1942 American western film directed by William C. McGann. The film was released in the United Kingdom as My Son Alone.

American Empire
Directed byWilliam C. McGann
Produced byLewis J. Rachmil (associate producer)
Harry Sherman (producer)
Dick Dickson (producer)
Written byJ. Robert Bren (story)
Gladys Atwater (story)
J. Robert Bren (writer) and
Gladys Atwater (writer) and
Ben Grauman Kohn (writer)
StarringSee below
Music byGerard Carbonara
CinematographyRussell Harlan
Edited byCarroll Lewis
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
11 December 1942
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States
L-R: Russell Harlan (cinematographer, standing), unknown, William C. McGann (director), Richard Dix, Frances Gifford & Preston Foster on the set of American Empire (1942)


Two men join forces to build a cattle empire, and battle rustlers, bad weather and each other.[1]


Ben Corbett, Dick Dickinson,[James Ferrara, Sam Flint, Homer Holcomb, Charles Judels, Tom London, Frank McCarroll, Frank Mills, Nestor Paiva, Jack Rockwell, Jack Shannon, Jimmy Shannon, Earl Spainard and Bob Woodward appear uncredited.


  • Cliff Edwards – "Little Pal" (Written by Lew Pollack)


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