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Release Date:
25 May 1955 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
NOW...on the MOTION PICTURE SCREEN!
Plot:
Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davey Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes... See more » | Add synopsis »
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'Davy Crockett' star Fess Parker dies
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 18 March 2010, 9:09 AM, PDT)

Actor Buddy Ebsen Dies at 95
 (From WENN. 7 July 2003)

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Cast

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Fess Parker ... Davy Crockett (archive footage)

Buddy Ebsen ... George Russel (archive footage)
Basil Ruysdael ... Gen. / President Andrew Jackson (archive footage)

Hans Conried ... Thimblerig (archive footage)

William Bakewell ... Maj. Tobias Norton (archive footage)

Kenneth Tobey ... 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)

Mike Mazurki ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Booth ... Congressman #2 (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eugene Brindel ... Billy Crockett (archive footage) (uncredited)
Benjamin Hornbuckle ... Henderson (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jim Maddux ... Congressman #1 (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ray Whitetree ... Johnny Crockett (archive footage) (uncredited)
Hal Youngblood ... Opponent of Political Speaker (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Norman Foster 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Thomas W. Blackburn  (as Tom Blackburn)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Bill Walsh .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
George Bruns 
 
Cinematography by
Charles P. Boyle 
 
Film Editing by
Chester W. Schaeffer 
 
Art Direction by
Marvin Aubrey Davis  (as Marvin Davis)
 
Set Decoration by
Patrick Delany  (as Pat Delany)
Emile Kuri 
 
Makeup Department
Louis Phillipi .... makeup artist (as Lou Phillipi)
 
Production Management
Henry Spitz .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Judson Cox .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ken Anderson .... special art work
Joshua Meador .... special art work
Art Riley .... special art work
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound (as Robert Cook)
C.O. Slyfield .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Ellenshaw .... matte effects
Ub Iwerks .... special processes
 
Stunts
Joe Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harvey Gould .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Norman Martien .... costumer
 
Music Department
George Bruns .... musical director
Edward H. Plumb .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter
Dolores Rubin .... script supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Davy Crockett" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
93 min | USA:150 min (TV version) (3 parts)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (1976) | Finland:K-12 (heavily cut) (1960) | Finland:K-12 (cut) (1956) | Iceland:L | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #17648) (original rating) | USA:PG (re-rating) (1992) | USA:G (re-rating) (1978) | West Germany:12
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Trivia:
The film was a bit short for three separate segments, so the iconic song "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" was written with music by George Bruns and lyrics by Thomas W. Blackburn becoming a hit in the 1950's. The most successful version was achieved by Bill Hayes,who is practically a lifetime star (1970-2012) on TV's Soap Opera "Days Of Our Lives" (1965). His version of "The Ballad Davy Crockett" hit #1 in 1955. on The Billboard Pop chart.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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 »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Shoot to Kill (1988)See more »
Soundtrack:
FarewellSee more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A major success for Walt Disney, 23 March 2003
Author: NewEnglandPat from Virginia

The life of Davy Crockett is told in this popular Disney television series that introduces Fess Parker as the resourceful backwoodsman from Tennessee. Crockett's exploits as Indian fighter are detailed in the first part of the series as he and partner Georgie Russel save the soldiers from being wiped out by the Creeks in that Indian war. Crockett as a Congressman from Tennessee comprises the middle part which sets up the third and exciting finale as Crockett and friends battle the Mexican army in the famous battle at the Alamo. The Appalachians of North Carolina where the Creek War skirmishes were filmed show beautiful mountain vistas and add realism to this fine film story of an American legend.

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