Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.
After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and ... See full summary »
A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail/supply center. Along with them is sent a doctor who causes instant antipathy between him and the ... See full summary »
Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.
In 1836, General Santa Anna and the Mexican Army is sweeping across Texas. To be able to stop him, General Sam Houston needs time to get his main force into shape. To buy that time he orders Colonel William Travis to defend a small mission on the Mexicans' route at all costs. Travis' small troop is swelled by groups accompanying Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett, but as the situation becomes ever more desperate Travis makes it clear there will be no shame if they leave while they can. Written by
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The music played over the opening credits is a variation, composed by Dimitri Tiomkin, of the Mexican/Spanish/Moorish bugle call El Deguello. The original Mexican version was actually played by Mexican buglers outside the Alamo walls for the thirteen days of the siege and battle, on the direct orders of General Santa Ana. El Duguello means "throat cutting", and was a message to the besieged Texians that they would be given no quarter and would all be killed. This threat was carried out when all defenders at the Alamo were killed. The music composed by Tiomkin was actually recycled from the soundtrack of the John Wayne movie "Rio Lobo", where Tiomkin's El Deguello music was played outside the besieged jail house where Wayne, Dean Martin, RIcky Nelson, and Walter Brennan were holed up against the bad guys. In "Rio Bravo+" Ricky Nelson tells his comrades about El Deguello being played outside the walls of the Alamo as a warning to those inside, implying they faced the same danger. See more »
The real Alamo in San Antonio faces west. In the movie you see a sunset behind the eastern facing Alamo. See more »
John Wayne did an outstanding job on this film. It was overlooked at the Academy Awards and unjustifiably so. It was beautiful, costumes were outstanding and very true to type. The actors were wonderful and I believe should have been more acknowledged for the great job they did in protraying those truly brave men at the Alamo! I have this on DVD and watch it probably at least twice a year. The music, just to listen to the music, is an experience; beautiful and haunting. The horses were beautiful, the scenery was beautiful. Everything about this movie was beautiful. John Wayne, an American institution, a lover of this country and a true patriot deserved an academy award for directing this great film. I cant say enough great things about it. One of my favorites of all time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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