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The Alamo ()


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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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Col. Davy Crockett
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Col. Jim Bowie
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Colonel William Barret Travis
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Smitty
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Capt. James Butler Bonham
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Flaca
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Mrs. Sue Dickinson
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Beekeeper
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Juan Seguin
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Capt. Almeron Dickinson
Carlos Arruza ...
Lt. Reyes
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Jethro
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Blind Nell Robertson
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Jocko Robertson
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Thimblerig (the Gambler)
Aissa Wayne ...
Lisa Angelica Dickinson
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Parson
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Dr. Sutherland (as Bill Henry)
Bill Daniel ...
Col. Neill
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Emil Sande
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Tennesseean
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Lt. 'Irish' Finn (as Guinn Williams)
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Mrs. Dennison
Ruben Padilla ...
General Santa Anna
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Gen. Sam Houston
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Ackland ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Charles Akins ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Harold Allgood ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Lee Allison ...
Tennessean (uncredited)
D.E. Barentine ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
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Melinda (uncredited)
Abe Blankenship ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
F. Bode ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Buff Brady ...
Tennessean (uncredited)
Paul Breen ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Jim Brewer ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Jim Burk ...
Tennessean (uncredited)
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Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Tap Canutt ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
A.R. Carpenter ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Ed Carter ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Georges Cartes ...
Bowie's Charro (uncredited)
Vincente Castro ...
Bowie's Charro (uncredited)
Teresa Champion ...
Flamenco Dancer (uncredited)
Willie 'El Curro' Champion ...
Flamenco Guitarist (uncredited)
Raul De Luna ...
Bowie's Charro (uncredited)
LeJean Eldridge ...
Mrs. Guy (uncredited)
Rojelio Estrada ...
Mexican Boy (uncredited)
Estill Ezell ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Manuel Farias ...
Bowie's Charro (uncredited)
Rosita Fernández ...
Cantina Girl (uncredited)
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Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Gerry Fisher ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Karl Flenn ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Miguel Garza ...
Bowie's Charro (uncredited)
Yndalecio Gonzales ...
Bowie's Charro (uncredited)
Mike Goulla ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
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Bearded Volunteer (uncredited)
Joe Graham ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Big John Hamilton ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Bob Harris ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
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Tennessean (uncredited)
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Bull (uncredited)
Frank Higgins ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Doug Hodges ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
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Tennessean (uncredited)
Joe Jackson ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Elmo Jones ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Eddie Juaregui ...
Tennessean (uncredited)
Wayne Kendrick ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Jim Kennedy ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Charles Kone ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
David Kuykendall ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Ronald Lee ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
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Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Efrain Maldonada ...
Bowie's Charro (uncredited)
Cy Malis ...
Pete (uncredited)
Bryan McAfee ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
John McGuyer ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Doug McNealy ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Don Middlebrook ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
J.R. Miller ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Jack Miller ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Antonia Morales ...
Mexican Woman (uncredited)
Bob Morgan ...
Tennessean (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ...
Tennessean (uncredited)
Bob Moss Sr. ...
Bowie's Charro (uncredited)
C.A. Nicks ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Ray Ochoa ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Dale Parsons ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ...
Sgt. Lightfoot (uncredited)
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Tennessean (uncredited)
Jerry Phillips ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Homer Pierce ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Lee Roy Powell ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
John Michael Quinn ...
Bowieman (uncredited)
Lupe Reyes ...
Bowie's Charro (uncredited)
Warren Rhea ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Ed Riley ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Rudy Robbins ...
Tennessean (uncredited)
Cruz Rodriquez ...
Bowie's Charro (uncredited)
Eleno Rodriquez ...
Bowie's Charro (uncredited)
Ricardo Rosales ...
Bowie's Charro (uncredited)
Bob Rose ...
Tennessean (uncredited)
George Ross ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
LeRoy Ryland ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Charles Sanders ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Alberto Sandoval ...
Bowie's Charro (uncredited)
Guadalupe Santoya ...
Bowie's Charro (uncredited)
Pete Schneider ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Bill Shannon ...
Tennessean (uncredited)
Ben Shirley ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Chester Smith ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Dan Smith ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
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Bowie's Man (uncredited)
George Sofge ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Greg Souquet ...
Bowie's Charro (uncredited)
Jack Spain ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Jerry Sterner ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Winner Stevens ...
Tennessean (uncredited)
Ted Sumerall ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Alfred Taylor ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Martin Torres ...
Bowie's Charro (uncredited)
Julian Trevino ...
Silvero Seguin (uncredited)
Jesse Valdez ...
Bowie's Charro (uncredited)
Charles Veltmann Jr. ...
Travis' Man (uncredited)
Jim Walker ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Pilar Wayne ...
Alamo Woman (uncredited)
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Alamo Woman (uncredited)
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Tennessean (uncredited)
Bill Williams ...
Tennessean (uncredited)
Jack Williams ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Clay Wilson ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Thomas Worrell ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)
Jim Wright ...
Bowie's Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Wayne

Written by

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James Edward Grant ... (original screenplay)

Produced by

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James Edward Grant ... associate producer
John Wayne ... producer
Michael Wayne ... associate producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Dimitri Tiomkin

Cinematography by

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William H. Clothier ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Stuart Gilmore

Casting By

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Frank Leyva ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Alfred Ybarra

Set Decoration by

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Victor A. Gangelin ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Ron Talsky ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Web Overlander ... makeup supervisor
Fae M. Smith ... hair stylist
Norman Pringle ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Edith Wilson ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Tom Andre ... unit manager (as Thomas J. Andre)
Nate H. Edwards ... production manager
George Coleman ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Cliff Lyons ... second unit director
Robert E. Relyea ... assistant director
Robert Saunders ... assistant director
John Ford ... second unit director (uncredited)
Herb Hirst ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Michael Messinger ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Michael Wayne ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

Art Department

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Lou Clothier ... painter
Joe LaBella ... property master (as Joseph LaBella)
Juan Lipare ... props
Don Ceder ... greensman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Don Hall ... sound editor (as Don Hall Jr.)
Fred Hynes ... sound recording supervisor
Gordon Sawyer ... sound recording supervisor
Jack Solomon ... sound
Harry Alphin ... sound (uncredited)
Bill Flannery ... boom operator (uncredited)
Al Yaylian ... cable man (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Lee Zavitz ... special effects
Daniel Hays ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Bill Babcock ... stunts (uncredited)
Buff Brady ... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Burk ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Canutt ... stunts (uncredited)
Tap Canutt ... stunts (uncredited)
Philip Crawford ... stunts (uncredited)
Harry Froboess ... stunts (uncredited)
Glen Gamble ... horse master (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Harris ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hart ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward ... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Hennesy ... stunts (uncredited)
Tex Hill ... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Juaregui ... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Morgan ... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... stunts (uncredited)
Rudy Robbins ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Rose ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Shannon ... stunts (uncredited)
Dean Smith ... stunts (uncredited)
Gibb Stepp ... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Vance ... stunts (uncredited)
Ted White ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Williams ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams ... stunts (uncredited)
Thomas Worrell ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Erwin Jones ... grip
Les Martin ... assistant camera
Bernie Abramson ... still photographer (uncredited)
Louis Jennings ... camera operator (uncredited)
Arthur Lane ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ralph Owen ... gaffer (uncredited)
Denver Pyle ... set photographer (uncredited)
Robert Rhea ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Jack Specht ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Phil Stern ... still photographer (uncredited)
John Vusich ... key grip (uncredited)
Harrold Weinberger ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Julian Wilson ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Robert Ziller ... still photographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Tom Rosselle ... casting associate (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Frank Beetson Jr. ... costumer (as Frank C. Beetson)
Ann Peck ... costumer
Edward McDermott ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Murray Spivack ... music recordist
Dimitri Tiomkin ... conductor
Robert Tracy ... music editor
Vinton Vernon ... music recordist
Laurindo Almeida ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Manuel Emanuel ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jimmie Haskell ... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lucie Svehlova ... orchestra leader: Prometheus re-recording (uncredited)
Herbert Taylor ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Frank Beetson Jr. ... technical supervisor (as Frank Beetson)
Jack Pennick ... technical supervisor
Mary St. John ... assistant: John Wayne
Michael Wayne ... assistant to producer
Russell Birdwell ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Reynold Brown ... movie poster art (uncredited)
J. Frank Dobie ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Hank Fine ... publicist (uncredited)
Rolly Harper ... caterer (uncredited)
Fred Hartsook ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Jim Henaghan ... aide: John Wayne (uncredited) / unit publicist (uncredited)
Howard Hohler ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Joe Hyams ... studio publicity director (uncredited)
Billy Jones ... horse wrangler (uncredited)
Burt Kennedy ... production associate (uncredited)
Robert E. Morrison ... production associate (uncredited)
Lon Tinkle ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Fred Vinson ... first aid (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie ... trainer: John Wayne (uncredited)
Milton Weiss ... publicist (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines They stood firing until they could stand no longer...156 MEN AGAINST A RAGING ARMY OF 7000! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Alamo (France)
  • Alamo (Germany)
  • El Álamo (Spain)
  • La battaglia di Alamo (Italy)
  • Alamo Fedaileri (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 162 min
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Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia John Wayne, in good fellowship, would reportedly refer to Richard Widmark by the nickname "Dick" when filming began, to which Widmark icily replied "It's Richard." After this, Wayne constantly and sarcastically emphasized Widmark's formal first name on the set, as in "Oh, RICHARD, are you ready for the next take, RICHARD?" See more »
Goofs The Battle of the Alamo was fought at night, not during daytime. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into How the West Was Won (1962). See more »
Soundtracks Green Leaves of Summer See more »
Quotes Davy Crockett: Republic. I like the sound of the word. It means people can live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober, however they choose. Some words give you a feeling. Republic is one of those words that makes me tight in the throat - the same tightness a man gets when his baby takes his first step or his first baby shaves and makes his first sound as a man. Some words can give you a feeling that makes your heart warm. Republic is one of those words.
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