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Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Family | 25 May 1955 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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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Official Sites:

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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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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

The most successful early example of merchandise licensing the sale of various types of Crockett paraphernalia, including coonskin caps and bubble gum cards. Other examples of successful merchandising of the 1950a included products that carried the names of "Hopalong Cassidy" and "Elvis Presley". In the 1960s, included. on this list, are "The Beatles", "The Monkees" and " "Batman"(TV series). See more »

Goofs

In his speech to the House of Representatives arguing against Jackson's expansion policies, Crockett uses the term "scalawags" twice. The term "scalawag" was not introduced until the 1840s, and was not widely used until after the Civil War, yet Crockett's speech was ostensibly between the years 1827 to 1835. See more »

Quotes

Chief Red Stick: Why you no kill me?
Davy Crockett: Maybe because of another law. We have trouble living up to it, but it ain't bad for red man or white man: thou shall not kill.
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Connections

Referenced in Alias Jesse James (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Farewell
Music by George Bruns
Lyrics by Cali Ann Mitchell
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A film that created a hero for a generation!
7 December 1998 | by Rick-125See all my reviews

Fess Parker's "Davey Crockett" provides an entertaining story of his Tennessee origins to his final act of courageous devotion at the Alamo. Serious historians can certainly dispute the film's adherence to the facts of Davey Crockett's life. This portrayal made Davey Crockett a hero to the men of the US's baby boomer generation.


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