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  • PG
  • Action, Adventure
  • 1960

The Alamo

The Alamo

Synopsis

Wayne stars as congressman and hero Davy Crockett, who joins forces with Widmark's frontiersman and Harvey's soldier to defend Texas from marauding Mexican general Santa Anna

About

Wayne stars as congressman and hero Davy Crockett, who joins forces with Widmark's frontiersman and Harvey's soldier to defend Texas from marauding Mexican general Santa Anna in a desperate stand at the Alamo fort. After a long siege, there's a cataclysmic battle (with uncredited direction from John Ford) and the state is saved by the heroism of the Texans, who give up their lives against incredible odds. There's a lot of talky drama and it takes more than two hours before you get to the fighting, but it remains an American epic.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: John Wayne, Linda Cristal, Patrick Wayne, Frankie Avalon, Laurence Harvey, Richard Widmark
  • Director: John Wayne
  • Writer: James Edward Grant
  • Producer: John Wayne
  • Photographer: William H Clothier

In a nutshell

An American epic

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