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The Last Command (1955)

 -  Drama | History | Western  -  3 August 1955 (USA)
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Moderate Jim Bowie leads rebellious Texicans--and Davy Crockett--in a last-ditch stand against his old friend, Santa Anna.

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Moderate Jim Bowie leads rebellious Texicans--and Davy Crockett--in a last-ditch stand against his old friend, Santa Anna.

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The Bugle Sounds... No Mercy! No Quarter! for the brave women and 180 gallant men! See more »

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Drama | History | Western

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San Antonio de Bexar  »

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When General Santa Ana's men and horses charge toward the Alamo, the tire tracks of the camera truck are visible in front of the horses. See more »

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Jim Bowie
by Sidney Clare and Max Steiner
Sung by Gordon MacRae
A Capitol Recording Artist
Arranged by Van Alexander (uncredited)
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The Part John Wayne Lost
4 April 2006 | by (The Society NY) – See all my reviews

Studio politics prevented John Wayne from getting the role he coveted.Wayne would have to wait nearly a decade before he would put his own vision of the Alamo on the silver screen. The film is magnificent and told remarkable for its era (a) with a recognition that Mr Bowie having married into the Mexican elite had become an assimilato, a naturalized Mexicano, (b) with sympathy for the Mexican viewpoint and (c) with respect for General Santa Ana.

The Travis of this version is not nearly the superbly arrogant martinet of the Wayne film nor the dummy who matures in combat of the more recent edition.

Regrettably unlike the Wayne film, this version omits the heroine of the story who knitted the Alamo flag-- the Mexican tricolor with the legend 1824 for the liberal constitution for which the Texans fought. Cut off by the Mexicans, the Alamo defenders would never have known of the declaration of independence or the adoption of the Lone Star flag.

Yet as the story of heroism against the odds, Last Command is first rate.


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