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Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

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Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davey Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes. Crockett and his friend George Russell ... See full summary »

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Davy Crockett (archive footage)
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George Russel (archive footage)
Basil Ruysdael ...
Gen. / President Andrew Jackson (archive footage)
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Thimblerig (archive footage)
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Maj. Tobias Norton (archive footage)
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Col. Jim Bowie (archive footage) (as Ken Tobey)
Pat Hogan ...
Chief Red Stick (archive footage)
Helene Stanley ...
Polly Crockett (archive footage)
Nick Cravat ...
Busted Luck (archive footage)
Don Megowan ...
Col. William Travis (archive footage)
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Bigfoot Mason (archive footage)
Jeff Thompson ...
Charlie Two Shirts (archive footage)
Henry Joyner ...
Swaney (archive footage)
Campbell Brown ...
Bruno (archive footage) (as Colonel Campbell Brown)
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Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davey Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes. Crockett and his friend George Russell fight in the Creek Indian War. Then Crockett is elected to Congress and brings his rough-hewn ways to the House of Representatives. Finally, Crockett and Russell journey to Texas and partake in the last stand at the Alamo. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Release Date:

25 May 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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| (3 parts) (TV)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film made $1 million despite the fact that over 50% of the U.S. had already seen it on TV. This was least, in part, due to the fact that the reviews and promotional material, for this film, gave no indication that this was a compilation of 2 of the 3, one hour "Davy Crockett" TV episodes,"Davy Crockett Indian Fighter" (1954) and "Davy Crockett At The Alamo" (1955). The only difference, between the TV and movie version was that the theatrical version was in color. ABC TV, which first aired "Disneyland" (1954), did not broadcast in color, at that time. See more »

Goofs

In his speech to the House of Representatives arguing against Jackson's expansion policies, Crockett uses the term "scalawags" twice. The term "scalawag" was not introduced until the 1840s, and was not widely used until after the Civil War, yet Crockett's speech was ostensibly between the years 1827 to 1835. See more »

Quotes

Chief Red Stick: Why you no kill me?
Davy Crockett: Maybe because of another law. We have trouble living up to it, but it ain't bad for red man or white man: thou shall not kill.
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Connections

Referenced in Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballad of Davy Crockett
Music by George Bruns
Lyrics by Thomas W. Blackburn (as Tom Blackburn)
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Exceptional film and very factual for its day.
22 September 2000 | by (Gaithersburg, Maryland) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film in 3 half hour segments over a 3 week period in 1956 and have seen it so often I can almost recite the dialogue. Fess Parker has been and always will be Davy Crockett, and even though George Russell was a ficticious character, he also did a super job. I reccommend this film highly, and its so much nicer to see at one time.


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