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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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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.


Jim Bowie: I'd hate to say anything good about that long-winded jackanapes, but he does know the short way to start a war.


Graciela Carmela Maria 'Flaca' de Lopez y Vejar: Crockett? You are the famous Davy Crockett?
Col. Davy Crockett: Well, I'm Crockett. They named me Davy after an uncle that didn't leave Pa the farm after all.


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Sammy Davis Jr. managed to obtain a copy of the script and asked John Wayne if he could play the straight role of a Negro slave. Wayne considered him but eventually declined Davis' offer. Davis recalled, "There were a lot of influential Texans investing in the film and they didn't like the idea that I was seeing his future wife May Britt at the time. They disapproved of a man of color going out with a girl who was white, though Duke Wayne was upfront with me about it and I respected him for it".
The film was given a tenth anniversary re-release in 1970, one year before being shown on television for the first time.
Despite being a top-ten money maker for 1960, and its popularity in Europe and Japan, the film could not recoup its massive budget in its initial release. John Wayne assumed huge personal debt to get the film finished after United Artists refused to pay for cost overruns during production. It wasn't until the television rights sale in 1971 that Wayne's personal debts were finally paid off. It premiered on the U.S. network NBC in September 1971.
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