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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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A 50's Classic that created a craze. See more (25 total) »

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)

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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Buddy Ebsen was going to play Davy Crockett until Walt Disney saw Fess Parker in Them! (1954). When he saw Parker, he said, "That's my Davy Crockett!"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:
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 Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
FarewellSee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A 50's Classic that created a craze., 6 May 2001

The mid fifties television production of Walt Disney's "Davy Crockett" struck a nerve in the physic of American children. This three part TV mini-series launched the "Davy Crockett Craze", a phenomena that swept the Nation for some time.

Davy Crockett collecting cards, coonskin caps, toys, other assorted memorabilia, and the ever popular recording of the "Ballad of Davy Crockett", were only some of the outward signs of it's vast popularity. Actors, Fess Parker, as Davy Crockett, and Buddy Ebson as his sidekick, Georgie Russell became popular with almost most every child in America, practically over night. The show was so successful that the original three part series was clipped together and released to theaters as a full length movie. Then the Disney Studio produced a two part TV sequel the following year.

There is little doubt that by today's standards there was nothing special about it's plot, or dialog, or the acting, etc. Some critics might go as far to say it was rather silly, childish, and a mediocre production at best.

Perhaps that's all true, but it would miss the most important point. Seldom has any TV production cause so many young people to love a couple of screen characters so deeply, and with such spontaneous joy. In this regard it is a Classic and holds a special place in the history of television art.

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