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 »
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
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The most successful early example of merchandise licensing the sale of various types of Crockett paraphernalia, including coonskin caps and bubble gum cards. Other examples of successful merchandising of the 1950a included products that carried the names of "Hopalong Cassidy" and "Elvis Presley". In the 1960s, included. on this list, are "The Beatles", "The Monkees" and " "Batman"(TV series). See more »
When Crockett arrives in western Tennessee, shown on a map, the geography of the scenes still shows east Tennessee mountains. In reality, the Obion River area around Rutherford, where Crockett went, is actually rather flat, river-bottom county, with small hills in comparison to the eastern mountains. See more »
Col. Jim Bowie:
How many men did you bring?
Four, including myself.
Col. Jim Bowie:
Four? Two acres of walls to defend. It'll take a thousand troops to man the garrison adequately. And I got less than two hundred volunteers.
Two hundred stubborn men can do a terrible lot of fighting.
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Have loved this film, flaws and all, since it came out in 1954!
I first saw this movie, over the 3 Sunday nights it ran on THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF COLOR, as The Disney show was then called, and fell head over heels with the character of Davy. He was so honest and good to my 5 year old mind and now, 50 (50!?!?!?) years later, I still admire the man and all he stood for. I was living in San Antonio, TX, at the time these 3 shorts came out, so I had my parents take me to the Alamo after the last installment and today I own a model 1816 Flintlock musket that was carried by a Mexican soldier in the second wave of the morning assault of March 6, 1836. The soldier; Eduardo Escalon's Great-Grandson furnished me written provenance from his Grandmother, who died in 1924, that her father had carried this particular rifle in the assault, and when he mustered out of the army after San Jacinto, he brought it with him when he emigrated to the US (Texas, of course), in 1838, and documents the history of the weapon during the battle, and it is in Fine shape for a rifle that's 179 years old and is still very accurate, though only for maybe 5- to 75 yards. And the tie-in to this film is obvious, and yes, I sometimes sit with the rifle in my hands when I watch the now DVD that just came out and think about the history of the whole scene.
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