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The Alamo (1960)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, History | 24 October 1960 (USA)
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In 1836, a small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Col. Davy Crockett
... Col. Jim Bowie
... Col. William Travis
... Smitty
... Capt. James Butler Bonham
... Flaca
... Mrs. Sue Dickinson
... Beekeeper
... Juan Seguin
... Capt. Almeron Dickinson
Carlos Arruza ... Lt. Reyes
Jester Hairston ... Jethro
... Blind Nell Robertson
... Jocko Robertson
... Thimblerig (the Gambler)
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Storyline

In 1836, General Santa Anna and the Mexican Army is sweeping across Texas. To be able to stop him, General Sam Houston needs time to get his main force into shape. To buy that time he orders Colonel William Travis to defend a small mission on the Mexicans' route at all costs. Travis' small troop is swelled by groups accompanying Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett, but as the situation becomes ever more desperate Travis makes it clear there will be no shame if they leave while they can. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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They stood firing until they could stand no longer...156 MEN AGAINST A RAGING ARMY OF 7000! See more »


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24 October 1960 (USA)  »

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Alamo  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$17,262,932
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Runtime:

| (director's cut) (1993 video release) | (1967 re-release) | (roadshow)

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(Westrex Recording System) (5.0) (L-R)

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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Several days after filming began, Richard Widmark complained he had been miscast and tried to leave. Among other things, it seemed ridiculous the diminutive 5'9" Widmark would be playing the "larger than life" Bowie, who was a reported 6'6". After threats of legal action, he agreed to finish the picture. During the filming he had Burt Kennedy rewrite his lines. See more »

Goofs

The militia men are dry right after climbing out of the river and onto the bridge. See more »

Quotes

Travis' man: Hey, Davy! Is it true that you and Mike Fink fought a three day fight on the Mississippi?
Davy Crockett: That's just an example of the tall tales folks tell about me! Me and Mike fought all right, but we quit at dark. It wouldn't of been the third day until the next morning!
[laughs and rides off]
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Connections

Featured in Amazing Stories: Alamo Jobe (1985) See more »

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El Degüello
Mexican bugle call
Arranged by Dimitri Tiomkin
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One of the best of the best!!!!
24 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

John Wayne did an outstanding job on this film. It was overlooked at the Academy Awards and unjustifiably so. It was beautiful, costumes were outstanding and very true to type. The actors were wonderful and I believe should have been more acknowledged for the great job they did in protraying those truly brave men at the Alamo! I have this on DVD and watch it probably at least twice a year. The music, just to listen to the music, is an experience; beautiful and haunting. The horses were beautiful, the scenery was beautiful. Everything about this movie was beautiful. John Wayne, an American institution, a lover of this country and a true patriot deserved an academy award for directing this great film. I cant say enough great things about it. One of my favorites of all time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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