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The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987)

Against orders and with no help of relief Texas patriots led by William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett defend the Alamo against overwhelming Mexican forces.

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The story of the famed siege of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution, in which a small band of soldiers held off an overwhelming army under the Mexican general Santa Anna long enough to allow the Texan army to gather its strength. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Alamo - 13 Tage bis zum Sieg  »

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The final charge consists mostly of footage from The Last Command (1955). See more »

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Although Travis ordered a uniform to be made, it was not ready by the time of the battle. See more »

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Jim Bowie: [Admiringly] Travis, you're not a tin soldier.
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Version of The Immortal Alamo (1911) See more »

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A futile fight.
1 January 2004 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Slow and riddled with inaccuracy. Over-looking its flaws this is still an interesting account of the famed and heroic siege of the Alamo during the Texas fight for independence from Mexico. James Arness as Jim Bowie. Brian Keith as Davy Crockett. Alec Baldwin as Col. Travis. Raul Julia as General Santa Anna. This made-for-TV project also stars David Ogden Stiers, Kathleen York and Jim Metzler. Very good original music by Peter Bernstein.


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