The Alamo (DVD)

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The Alamo (DVD)

The Duke directs (with the uncredited help of his friend and mentor John Ford) this flag-waving spectacular about the courageous struggle by 182 Ameri...

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“King of the wild frontier?”

published 28/02/2010

ProHistorically interesting, Richard Widmark is good

ConsToo long, Laurence Harvey is wooden

In 1836, the Mexican army is in Texas and look to be unconquerable following the driving out of their troops a few months before. General Sam Houston wants the time to gather together enough men to fight them back, so sends Colonel William Travis and Jim Bowie to halt the Mexicans in their tracks...

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“"We need a lot more men!"”

published 07/08/2005

ProSuperb settings in a 'real town' rather than digit...

ConsSticks to historical fact - which can be confusing...

For those who already know the history of Texas, this film will be satisfying and memorable. They will sit back and say - "Well, Thank God Davy Crockett didn't wear a stupid fur hat all through the movie!" The trouble is - That is the way those of us who do not have a degree in American...

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“Very Enjoyable Film”

published 06/09/2005

ProExcellent Film, Entertaining, Brilliant

ConsNone

NOTE: FILM REVIEW not DVD Review MAJOR CAST MEMBERS: John Wayne - Col Davy Crockett Richard Widmark - Jim Bowie Laurence Harvey - Col. William Travis Frankie Avalon - Smitty Patrick Wayne - Capt James Butler UK Runtime: 167 Min Director: John Wayne (although John Ford wanted to do a little bit)...

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The Duke directs (with the uncredited help of his friend and mentor John Ford) this flag-waving spectacular about the courageous struggle by 182 American heroes to defend a small Catholic mission to the death and eventually win Texas with the help of Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, and Sam Houston. The restored, widescreen edition of Wayne's epic is at the original length and includes the theatrical trailer. Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Picture, Best Song (Green Leaves of Summer). Academy Awards: Best Sound. This restored version contains extra footage, previously unseen.

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