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Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

Approved | | Family, Western, Adventure | 25 May 1955 (USA)
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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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)
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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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Singer/actor Bill Hayes, then a veteran of TVs legendary "Your Show Of Shows", had a 1955 No.1 Billboard Pop hit with "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett". In 1970, he temporarily gave up singing, due to a bout with laryngitis. He auditioned for the role of Doug Williams on the long running Soap Opera "Days Of Our Lives" (1965) and has kept that role for 42 years (1970-2012). See more »

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Throughout the battle sequences at the Alamo, the Mexican bayonets sometimes wobble, indicating they are made of rubber, rather than steel. See more »

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Davy Crockett: I've been doing some thinking.
George Russel: Me, too. You know, we're pretty far down the river. Ain't it about time we decide where we're going?
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Farewell
Music by George Bruns
Lyrics by Cali Ann Mitchell
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Bad Grammar And Coonskin Caps - Those Were The Days!
21 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, was this big stuff back in the mid '50s. I remember my little brother walking around with his coonskin cap on all day. This was exciting material back then, and when we were young boys. When we first saw this, it wasn't one film but three episodes on the weekly "Disneyland" TV program.

Looking at it 50 years later was a bit disappointing, but I should have expected that. It looks so dated and the story ends so abruptly. However, it was still fun to watch, not just a piece of nostalgia.

It's almost refreshing to see such a likable, old-fashioned, God-honoring hero on screen again. You certainly don't see a lot of that today.

The grammar is so bad in here with Davy (Fess Parker) and his buddy "George" (Buddy Ebsen) and the expressions so country-corn pone that you can't believe some of the things you hear!

The best part for us old codgers might be that Davy Crockett theme song. Tough to get that out of your head, once it's in there.


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