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The First Texan (1956) was a Western Film directed by Byron Haskin and produced by Walter Mirisch.

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THE FIRST TEXAN

By Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 5, 2019 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

Last week a wrote a post about the 2004 THE ALAMO. This week I viewed another film dealing with subject of Texas independence: THE FIRST TEXAN, a 1956 production that is a mini-biography of Sam Houston. Joel McCrea portrays Sam Houston, and here the statesman comes off like just about every other M... Read full article


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Santa Ana: General, if I may so, you may consider yourself born to no common destiny. You have conquered the Napoleon of the West. Now it remains to you to be generous to the vanquished.
Sam Houston: You should have remembered that kind of philosophy at the Alamo, General.


President Andrew Jackson: Sam, some people have destiny sitting right on their backs of their necks. You're one of 'em. You're a born leader. When you talk, people listen because you love 'em. You'll fight for 'em and you'll die for 'em if you have to... and they know it.


[last lines]
Deaf Smith: General Sam, what's the writin' on that paper say?
Sam Houston: Well, we've got a country officially now. This is an independent republic.
Deaf Smith: Who's going to be President?
Katherine Delaney: Sam Houston!


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Also directed by Byron Haskin




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Also released in 1956




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