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The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (1987)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 26 January 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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Final film appearance of Lorne Greene. See more »

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According to most accounts Travis was shot and killed at the onset of the final charge, but Alec Baldwin's Travis does not die until near the end. See more »

Quotes

Col. William Barrett Travis: Are you a commander or a scout?
Jim Bowie: [Clearly annoyed at Travis] You know something, Colonel, you're gettin' to be a burr under my saddle.
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Traditional Story Well Retold
28 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

13 days to Glory tells the traditional tale with sympathy toward the Mexican viewpoint. The major problem in this movie was that while cowboy actor James Arness played the part of Jim Bowie persuasively, the rest of the name actors in the cast Brian Keith (Davy Crocket) and Lorne Greene (Sam Houston) were too old.

Raul Julia played General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna with grace and dignity owed to the professional soldier who after all won the battle. The scene where he upbraids his officers for failing to mount a guard and prevent a sortee is one the scriptwriters did not understand. Failing to keep watch is a major remiss in the military. Santa Anna was within his prerogatives to be angry. Raul Julia magnificently carried poor writing through the scene.

Kathleen York was an impressive Susannah Dickinson, a woman who deserves to be remembered for her courage. However, Kathleen York might have been reminded that as Dickinsons hailed from Pennsylvania they probable dis not sound very Southron.


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