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Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Family | 25 May 1955 (USA)
American frontiersman Davy Crockett fights in the Creek Indian War, is elected to the U.S. Congress and fights for Texas at the Alamo.

Director:

Norman Foster

Writer:

Thomas W. Blackburn (as Tom Blackburn)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fess Parker ... Davy Crockett (archive footage)
Buddy Ebsen ... George Russel (archive footage)
Basil Ruysdael ... Gen. / President Andrew Jackson (archive footage)
Hans Conried ... Thimblerig (archive footage)
William Bakewell ... Maj. Tobias Norton (archive footage)
Kenneth Tobey ... Col. Jim Bowie (archive footage) (as Ken Tobey)
Pat Hogan ... Chief Red Stick (archive footage)
Helene Stanley ... Polly Crockett (archive footage)
Nick Cravat ... Busted Luck (archive footage)
Don Megowan ... Col. William Travis (archive footage)
Mike Mazurki ... Bigfoot Mason (archive footage)
Jeff Thompson Jeff Thompson ... Charlie Two Shirts (archive footage)
Henry Joyner Henry Joyner ... Swaney (archive footage)
Campbell Brown Campbell Brown ... Bruno (archive footage) (as Colonel Campbell Brown)
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Storyline

Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davy Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes. Crockett and his friend George Russell fight in the Creek Indian War. Then Crockett is elected to Congress and brings his rough-hewn ways to the House of Representatives. Finally, Crockett and Russell journey to Texas and partake in the last stand at the Alamo. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 May 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Davy Crockett See more »

Filming Locations:

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,150,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (3 parts) (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This originally premiered in three parts, broadcast over several weeks, on Disney's television program "Disneyland". The three segments were each given different titles: "Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter", "Davy Crockett Goes To Congress", and "Davy Crockett at the Alamo". See more »

Goofs

When Davy and George discover the Indians hiding in the bushes that had their land taken away from them by Bigfoot, keep an eye on the top left corner of the screen. You can see buildings and freeway traffic moving in the distance. See more »

Quotes

Davy Crockett: Well, me and Russel are figuring on heading down Texas way. That ain't no place these days for a riverboat gambler with wobbly legs.
Thimblerig: There are times when cowardice is a virtue, my dear Colonel. It makes choosing a cause so very simple. Now, I know nothing about Texas of which you speak, but I do know of the fury of the outraged minions of the law. And as a consequence, I fear what lies behind me far more than the unknown that lies ahead.
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Connections

Referenced in Law & Order: Castoff (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballad of Davy Crockett
Music by George Bruns
Lyrics by Thomas W. Blackburn (as Tom Blackburn)
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Disney's Davy Crockett
24 August 2007 | by jmaher9008See all my reviews

Watching Disney's Davy Crockett at the impressionable, ripe old age of seven in 1954 started me on a lifelong love affair with American History. I now have in my den a flintlock Kentucky long rifle on one wall replete with arrowheads, powder horn, etc. and lots of Civil War (my other interest) books and just historical stuff in "my" room/retreat. Interestingly, I gave my co-worker (much younger than me) the Disney DVD to show his son. He gave it back to me stating he didn't want his son saying Injun or Redskin and wondered why the term "Native American" hadn't been dubbed in. I told him history was history and wasn't politically correct and that if the PC crowd had their way American history would indeed be revised. And by the by, I, as a person born in the USA was a "Native American". What a shame...am sure his son would have been enthralled!!! Watching those DVD's today brings my childhood rushing back to me and as I get older a keener sense of appreciation to Walt Disney and a gratitude to him for sparking my interest in our nation's history...thanks Walt!! And thanks Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen!!!


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