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Rated NR · 192 minutes · 1960

Historical drama
In 1836, the Mexican army, led by General Santa Anna, is invading Texas. Hoping to create a diversion for Santa Anna's forces, General Sam Houston (Richard Boone) orders Colonel William B. Travis (Laurence Harvey), joined by Colonels Jim Bowie (Richard Widmark) and Davy Crockett (John Wayne), to lead a small, heroic band of American and Texican fighters in a resistance battle at the Alamo mission. The carnage at the Alamo further spurs the Republic of Texas toward freedom.
Director: John Wayne
Writer: James Grant
Producer: John Wayne
Cast: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Richard Boone, Carlos Arruza, Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne, Linda Cristal, Chill Wills, Ken Curtis, Hank Worden, Denver Pyle, Olive Carey, Veda Ann Borg, John Dierkes, Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Jack Pennick and Chuck Roberson

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Tucson Weekly Billy Bob's Best Despite awful buzz and poor opening-weekend sales, "The Alamo" is worth remembering by Bob Grimm 04/15/2004

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