About 1722, Spain, in her command of Texas (named from a confederation of Indians, who called themselves Tejas), established the Franciscan mission of San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo). ... See full summary »

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Navarre
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Lucy Dickenson
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Travis
William A. Carroll ...
Lieutenant Dickenson
Gaston Méliès ...
Padre
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Ben Cooper
Jeb Cooper
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Joseph Flores
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About 1722, Spain, in her command of Texas (named from a confederation of Indians, who called themselves Tejas), established the Franciscan mission of San Antonio de Valero (The Alamo). Around this mission was built the pueblo (village) and presidio (barracks), which formed the nucleus of the present city of San Antonio. In 1824 Texas withdrew from Mexico and formed a separate republic, and the Mexican general Santa Anna, the self-styled Napoleon of the West, was sent to force her back into allegiance. At San Antonio in 1836 Col William B. Travis was in command of the fort. With him was Col. William Bowie, David Crockett, Lieut. Dickenson and a small force. He received word that Santa Anna, at the head of a Mexican army of several thousand, was advancing to take the city. Travis dispatched a message to Gen. Sam Houston for aid, sending Lieut. Dickenson and taking his force of 140 men and women of the city, among whom was Dickenson's wife, Lucy; he retired to the Alamo. On February 23,... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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25 May 1911 (USA)  »

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Fall of the Alamo  »

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Version of The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987) See more »

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Whoever sees it will be impressed with that heroic defense
1 February 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Here is given a historical drama which will take rank immediately with the important educational films. While it possesses all the movement and interest of a war picture, it tells the story of the defense and fall of the Alamo in such a realistic manner that whoever sees it will be impressed with that heroic defense. To see an entire garrison annihilated, only three children and two women being taken, emphasizes a historical event as nothing else outside of the original contest could do. It is the story of Gen Santa Ana's attack upon the Alamo on Feb. 23, 1836, and shows how the defenders with 140 men held out until the cannon made a breach in the walls and the few remaining were overwhelmed. The negatives were made on the spot, and the Melies players were assisted by students of the Peacock Military College. Such famous characters as Col. William Bowie, Col. William B. Travis, the commander of the American forces, David Crockett, and others whose names live in Texas history, are introduced. It is a very thrilling and altogether satisfactory reproduction of an important historical episode. The company deserves the highest commendation for the picture and the way it is produced. - The Moving Picture World, June 10, 1911


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