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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 (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

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.


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


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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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.
Chill Wills' aggressive campaign to win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar was generally thought to bring about a backlash, most people regarding his Variety ad in which the film's cast were praying harder for Wills to win the Oscar than the defenders of the Alamo themselves prayed on the night before the battle as a display of poor judgment. Wayne himself was appalled by the tastelessness of the ad and was forced to take out an ad himself, countering it.
John Wayne, in good fellowship, would reportedly refer to Richard Widmark by the nickname "Dick" when filming began, to which Widmark icily replied "It's Richard." After this, Wayne constantly and sarcastically emphasized Widmark's formal first name on the set, as in "Oh, RICHARD, are you ready for the next take, RICHARD?"
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