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Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier (1955) was a Family - Western Film directed by Norman Foster and produced by Walt Disney and Bill Walsh.

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Col. Jim Bowie: How many men did you bring?
Davy Crockett: Four, including myself.
Col. Jim Bowie: Four? Two acres of walls to defend. It'll take a thousand troops to man the garrison adequately. And I got less than two hundred volunteers.
Davy Crockett: Two hundred stubborn men can do a terrible lot of fighting.


General Andrew Jackson: You've been making quite a name for yourself in local politics.
Davy Crockett: Soft soap ain't good for nothing but washing dirty hands, General.


Chief Red Stick: Why you no kill me?
Davy Crockett: Maybe because of another law. We have trouble living up to it, but it ain't bad for red man or white man: thou shall not kill.


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This originally premiered in three parts, broadcast over several weeks, on Disney's television program "Disneyland". The three segments were each given different titles: "Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter", "Davy Crockett Goes To Congress", and "Davy Crockett at the Alamo".
Buddy Ebsen was going to play Davy Crockett until Walt Disney saw Fess Parker in Them!. When he saw Parker, he said, "That's my Davy Crockett!"
The film was a bit short for three separate segments, so the iconic song "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" was written with music by George Bruns and lyrics by Thomas W. Blackburn becoming a hit in the 1950's.
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