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The Alamo (1960) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by John Wayne and produced by John Wayne, Michael Wayne and James Edward Grant.

Academy Awards 1960 --- Ceremony Number 33 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorChill WillsNominated
Best CinematographyWilliam H. ClothierNominated
Best Film EditingStuart GilmoreNominated
Best Music - ScoringDimitri TiomkinNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Dimitri Tiomkin; Lyrics by Paul Francis WebsterNominated
Best PictureJohn Wayne, ProducerNominated
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THE ALAMO (2004)

By Dan Day, Jr. on Sep 28, 2019 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

My birthday was earlier this week, and as a present my great friend Josh Kennedy sent me a DVD of the 2004 version of THE ALAMO. Josh has been trying to get me to see this movie for years. Josh is a native Texan, which means that the legend of the Alamo has made a huge impression on him. Josh can l... Read full article


The Alamo (1960)

By Beatrice on Feb 1, 2017 From Flickers in Time

The Alamo Directed by John Wayne Written by James Edward Grant 1960/USA Batjack Productions/The Alamo Company First viewing/Amazon Instant John Wayne’s lone directorial effort is over-long but not half bad. A vastly outnumbered group of “Texicans” create a fortress from a missio... Read full article


SINNER comes to the Alamo Drafthouse!

By Marisa on Feb 6, 2013 From The Timothy Carey Experience

Hey gang, I apologize for slacking on posts lately. I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather the past few days. However, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to tell you about the upcoming 35mm screening of The World’s Greatest Sinner at the famous Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas!... Read full article


The Alamo

By Alyson on Apr 21, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

In John Wayne?s directorial debut, The Alamo showcases the historic pivotal battle in 1836 against Santa Anna?s troops in the war for Texas independence fromMexico. ?As General Sam Houston (Richard Boone) is in need of as much time as possible to muster enough troops to defeat the Mexican army, he o... Read full article


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Quotes from

Gen. Sam Houston: I hope they remember. I hope Texas remembers.


Smitty: So many times every day you stop and give thanks, but mostly I don't catch on what you're thanking the Lord for. I mean, there's nothing special.
Parson: I give thanks for the time and for the place.
Smitty: The time and the place, Parson?
Parson: The time to live and the place to die. That's all any man gets. No more, no less.


Col. Davy Crockett: Step down off your high horse, Mister. Ya don't get lard less'n you boil a hog!


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Facts about

Clark Gable was offered the role of Davy Crockett but turned it down. Though Gable was a Republican who shared Wayne's anti-communist views, he did not want to commit to an expensive project with a first-time director.
The gun carried by Bowie was a Nock Volley Gun. It was developed for the English Navy, the idea being to fire all seven barrels at once to sweep the decks of opposing ships or destroy rigging. It was an unsuccessful design as the recoil from all seven barrels going off at once was too powerful for one man.
The climactic battle scenes involved 7,000 extras, 1,500 horses and 400 Texan longhorn cattle.
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