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Release Date:
25 May 1955 (USA) See more »
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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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)

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
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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Also Known As:
"Davy Crockett" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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93 min | USA:150 min (TV version) (3 parts)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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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Did You Know?

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 »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Redsticks gets away you can hear General Jackson groan but his lips don't move.See more »
General Andrew Jackson:You've been making quite a name for yourself in local politics.
Davy Crockett:Soft soap ain't good for nothing but washing dirty hands, General.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Shoot to Kill (1988)See more »
Ballad of Davy CrockettSee more »


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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Eternal Movie, 23 July 2002
Author: jamesrl48 from Hopkins, Missouri

How can you say anything bad about a movie that gave you so much joy as a child and one that you can watch over and over again? The acting is a little bad and the script is a little stupid. Reference General Jackson "stoppered?" But even thought those things I feel are true, the joy is still there and you hate to see it end. Since no one knows how Crockett really died, not having him dead at the end but knowing it was only moments away was the best way they could have done it. The movie even had some historic truths which other movies about the Alamo lacked such as the attack before dawn. It seemed longer when I was a kid and I know they have cut some; yea even important scenes, which I wish they would restore to DVD or VHS.

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