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The First Texan (1956)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, History | 29 June 1956 (USA)
After arriving in Texas to escape a scandal back east, lawyer Sam Houston just wants to hang out his shingle, keep a low profile, and stay out of any political intrigue. However, when ... See full summary »

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After arriving in Texas to escape a scandal back east, lawyer Sam Houston just wants to hang out his shingle, keep a low profile, and stay out of any political intrigue. However, when President Jackson personally orders him to lead the fight for Texan independence, he overcomes his reluctance to become involved and leads his compatriots to a string of victories over the Mexican army. Written by Alfred Jingle

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Der Held von Texas  »

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Narrator: On the first day of December, in 1832, a man rode up to a muddy stream called the Red River. When he crossed this river, he was in Texas. He was a man in search of a new life, because his previous one had left him desolated and sick at heart. He was a man of size and strength and he had history in his hands. His name was Sam Houston.
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The First Texan
Lyrics by McElbert Moore
Music by Roy Webb
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Gang of malcontents plot the overthrow of a nation
29 February 2000 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

A small group of men plan a coup on the government of Mexico and spoil for a good fight. They enlist a former politico as their unwilling leader and he proves to be a fine commander. The renegades suffer several setbacks before finally meeting the enemy at the crucial engagement of the insurrection. A too slow, unrealistic look at Texas independence.


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