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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
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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:
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 »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: As the camera scans across the river from where Andy Jackson is camped near the beginning of the film, a modern house can be seen for a second or two.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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Soundtrack:
Ballad of Davy CrockettSee more »

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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Was I influenced by this Movie?, 27 February 2004
Author: Flintlock6 from Indiana

I was 7 years old when this movie came out. I had a coonskin cap and wore it until it cut off my circulation. I'm now 50+ and have seen exactly three professional basketball, one hockey, two baseball and no football games. I built and hunt with a 1775 flintlock, horn and bag. My focus these days is Lewis and Clark but it was Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen who captured my imagination and have kept me dreamin' for nearly half a century. Sure there were some Hollywood inaccuracies but the flavor, feeling and freedom of the eastern woodlands and the early frontiersmen were portrayed good enough to make me, and a lot of others, life-long Crockett admirers. "Be sure you are right then go ahead."

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