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The Alamo (1960)

167 min - Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Western - 23 October 1960
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The legendary true story of a small band of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.

Director:  John Wayne
Stars:  John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne, Linda Cristal, Joan O'Brien, Chill Wills, Joseph Calleia, Ken Curtis, Carlos Arruza, Jester Hairston, Veda Ann Borg, John Dierkes, Denver Pyle, Hank Worden, William Henry, Richard Boone, Ruben Padilla, Guinn Williams, Aissa Wayne, Jack Pennick, Olive Carey, Wesley Lau

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Storyline

The legendary true story of a small band of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.



Tagline: The Mission That Became a Fortress! The Fortress That Became a Shrine!

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  Czech, English, Spanish
Release Date:  23 October 1960

Box Office

Budget:  $12,000,000
Revenue:  $7,900,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  United Artists, Batjac Productions, The Alamo Company

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 47 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Chill Wills {“Beekeeper”}
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Color) — William H. Clothier
FILM EDITING — Stuart Gilmore
MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) — Dimitri Tiomkin
MUSIC (Song) — “The Green Leaves Of Summer,” Music by Dimitri Tiomkin; Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
BEST MOTION PICTURE — John Wayne, Producer
SOUND — Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department, Gordon E. Sawyer, Sound Director; and Todd-AO Sound Department, Fred Hynes, Sound Director


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