John Wayne play Davy Crockett, a hero and adventurer born in Tennessee, in the film "The Alamo". The film is a 1960 American historical epic. It is about war and the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. It was produced and directed by John Wayne. Besides starring Wayne as Crockett, the picture also stars Richard Widmark as Jim Bowie and Laurence Harvey as William B. Travis. The supporting cast features Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne, Linda Cristal, Joan O'Brien, Chill Wills, Joseph Calleia, Ken Curtis, Ruben Padilla as Santa Anna, and guest star Richard Boone as Sam Houston. The motion picture was photographed by William H. Clothier and released by United Artists.

In 1836 General Sam Houston (Boone) organizes a rebel army to liberate Texas from the brutal rule of Mexican dictator General Santa Anna (Padilla). Though vastly outnumbered, General Houston's volunteer army includes such folkloric figures as Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett. As Santa Anna's forces advance on San Antonio, the legendary general and his men prepare for a final heroic standoff at a battle-worn mission called the Alamo.

The film was a box office hit and it won the Academy Award for Best Sound. It was also nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Chill Wills), Best Film Editing, Best Film Cinematography (Color), Best Music (Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture), Best Music (Song), and Best Picture.

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