The story of Sam Houston, hero of the Texas revolution, statesman, and first president of the Republic of Texas.

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(screenplay), (screenplay) (as E.E. Paramore Jr.) | 3 more credits »
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Gail Patrick ...
Margaret Lea
Edward Ellis ...
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Eliza Allen
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Robert Barrat ...
David Crockett
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Lannie Upchurch (as George Hayes)
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C. Henry Gordon ...
Santa Ana
Janet Beecher ...
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Pedro de Cordoba ...
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Max Terhune ...
Kathleen Lockhart ...
Mrs. Allen
Ferris Taylor ...
Jonas Lea
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The story of Sam Houston, hero of the Texas revolution, statesman, and first president of the Republic of Texas.

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SAM HOUSTON - the Man Who Created an Empire of Freedom DYNAMITES INTO REALITY! (original poster) See more »


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15 May 1939 (USA)  »

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Rache für Alamo  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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(RCA High Fidelity Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Richard Dix fractured two bones during the wrestling scene, causing a delay of a week in the production schedule. See more »

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Featured in That's Action (1977) See more »

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Remember the Alamo
4 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

The only reason why I watched this film is because Joan Fontaine is in it. She disappears within the first twenty five minutes of the film and then you're left with the journey towards the Alamo meeting characters like Davy Crockett and Bowie. This would be done better in John Wayne's 'The Alamo' and in an episode of 'The Time Tunnel' that focuses on the Alamo siege. This offering is an early attempt to tell the story of the Alamo twenty-one years before John Wayne would tell a better story. It's not a good film, but you can't condemn the effort. If you've got no film about the Alamo then it's better to have a film (even if it's bad) rather than no film. I would say to Joan Fontaine fans to stay away from this film.


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