IMDb > Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955) More at IMDbPro »


Overview

User Rating:
7.2/10   1,784 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 1% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Contact:
View company contact information for Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier on IMDbPro.
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 »
Plot Keywords:
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
'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)

User Reviews:
Bad Grammar And Coonskin Caps - Those Were The Days! See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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
 
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


Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Davy Crockett" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
See more »
Runtime:
93 min | USA:150 min (TV version) (3 parts)
Country:
Language:
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
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This film made $1 million despite the fact that over 50% of the U.S. had already seen it on TV. This was least, in part, due to the fact that the reviews and promotional material, for this film, gave no indication that this was a compilation of 2 of the 3, one hour "Davy Crockett" TV episodes,"Davy Crockett Indian Fighter" (1954) and "Davy Crockett At The Alamo" (1955). The only difference, between the TV and movie version was that the theatrical version was in color. ABC TV, which first aired "Disneyland" (1954), did not broadcast in color, at that time.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In his speech to the House of Representatives arguing against Jackson's expansion policies, Crockett uses the term "scalawags" twice. The term "scalawag" was not introduced until the 1840s, and was not widely used until after the Civil War, yet Crockett's speech was ostensibly between the years 1827 to 1835.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.
See more »
Soundtrack:
Ballad of Davy CrockettSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Bad Grammar And Coonskin Caps - Those Were The Days!, 21 March 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (24 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
How much material was cut from the original TV episodes for the film? Vega_Lyra
DAVY CROCKETT - STILL KING!!!! biograph_company
I wonder leroykevin
Davy Crockett had 3 ears agedude
very dated in places bellaray
Transcript jrmalsam
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Alamo The Alamo Dances with Wolves The Last Command The First Texan
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Family section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.