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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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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.


Tennesseean: We sure killed many brave men today.
Thimblerig: Funny, I was proud of 'em. Even while I was killing 'em, I was proud of 'em. It speaks well for men that so many ain't afraid to die when they think right is on their side. It speaks well.


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.


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The original blueprints of the Alamo were used to recreate the replica building.
John Wayne and Richard Widmark famously did not get along during filming. Since Widmark was a liberal Democrat who opposed blacklisting and supported the civil-rights movement and gun control - positions diametrically opposed to Wayne's - it was long rumored that politics had been the cause of the problem. However, Widmark later cited Wayne's lack of directing skills as the reason for the feud. This was something Ken Curtis agreed with, since he remarked that Wayne had no ability to motivate an actor for a scene.
Charlton Heston was among the actors who were sent the script and John Wayne wanted him to play Jim Bowie. Heston later said there seemed good reasons for him not to do the film and, when pressed further, stated having John Wayne as director to be one of them.
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