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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.


Norman Foster


Thomas W. Blackburn (as Tom Blackburn)




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)


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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"The Ballad of Davy Crockett" is the only song ever to be charted on Billboard's Top 10 Popular Songs at the same time by three different artists. When Bill Hayes' version was number one on the pop charts, versions sung by Fess Parker and by Tennessee Ernie Ford were also simultaneously ranked in the Billboard Top Ten. See more »


During several action sequences, Davy Crockett's coonskin cap is seen to be of different coloration in consecutive shots, in some shots having a black banded area from front to back, but in shots immediately before or after, lacking this band. Also, the fluffiness of the fur varied from shot to shot. Obviously, several caps were used, even in individual action sequences. See more »


General Andrew Jackson: You've been making quite a name for yourself in local politics.
Davy Crockett: Soft soap ain't good for nothing but washing dirty hands, General.
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Followed by Davy Crockett and the River Pirates (1956) See more »


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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25 May 1955 (USA) See more »

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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA See more »


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| (3 parts) (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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