It is the 1870s in Wyoming Territory. Slim Sherman and his 14-year-old brother Andy try to hang on to their ranch after their father is shot by a land grabber. They augment their slight ... See full summary »
The Cannon family runs the High Chaparral Ranch in the Arizona Territory in 1870s. Big John wants to establish his cattle empire despite Indian hostility. He's aided by brother Buck and son... See full summary »
Bret and Bart Maverick (and in later seasons, their English cousin, Beau) are well dressed gamblers who migrate from town to town always looking for a good game. Poker (five-card draw) is ... See full summary »
Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »
Tom Selleck (TV's Magnum P.I.) and Sam Elliot (Tombstone) star as brothers who battled on opposing sides of the Civil War only to return home to discover that their family, including a ... See full summary »
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 <email@example.com>
Of the Alamo's 180-odd defenders only 13 were native born Texans, 11 of them ethnic Mexicans. 50 of the defenders were European born. See more »
A glaring problem with this film's casting is the fact that almost all the major players in the Alamo siege are portrayed by actors who are ridiculously overage for their parts. Jim Bowie, for instance, was only 39 at the time of the siege, while James Arness was 64 at the time of filming. Davy Crockett was 49, while Brian Keith was 65, and Lorne Greene was a 72-year-old playing a Sam Houston who was 43 in 1836. Alec Baldwin is reasonably close at 29 to William Travis's actual age of 26 and Raul Julia was 47 at the time while Santa Anna was 42. See more »
Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna:
I like you English... your thoroughness... your worldliness...
On behalf of my countrymen...
Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna:
[He pointedly holds up an imperious finger to silence him]
... but I do not like your fine manners. Manners win women, not wars. Perhaps if you English had realized that, the Americans would not be a country to plague me now. Yes?
[Black remains silent]
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O.K.,so this retelling of the alamo story may not boast the biggest budget,the most visible actors,and may be a bit on the long side BUT it is a decent flick that makes an effort to present a reasonable retelling of the actual alamo saga...in the film which john wyane put out in the'60s the unrealisticl super-patriotism seemed to get in the way of the story,reducing it almost to a parody of actual events...don't get me wrong here,I did enjoy that flick,but the rather stilted dialouge and the "Hollywood"production values seemed to make the whole enterprise(excluding the final,climactic & well photographed battle scenes)seem a tad two-dimensional..."13 Days to Glory"used a lot of B-level and unknown players,presented a more realistic storyline,and,contrary to what some may think,did well combining battle footage from a previous production with footage shot specificly for this film...I have heard that the new alamo flick,set to be released in April,will present an even more realistic portrait of the defenders and the mexican army,warts and all...this,to some degree,was what"13 days to Glory"attempted,and if they did not bring forth a masterpiece they at least managed to give us a good flick...not great maybe,but a good flick
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