The Alamo

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Time Out says

An elephantine, historically inaccurate, stridently patriotic tribute to the handful of Texans who faced assault by 7,000 Mexican baddies. Not helped any by Avalon's vocal efforts, but occasional good patches are probably accountable to uncredited help from John Ford, while second unit director Cliff Lyons certainly contributed the excellent climactic battle (which is a long, long time a-coming).
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UK release:

1960

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192 mins

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wpshaffer

Towering old style epic - short on facts but long on heart. When based on history, gotta TRY to be closer to facts as known. Wayne as Crockett - legend playing a legend. Glorious music and cinematography - with respect to the 2004 version, it works on the level of folklore, not minutae and ending is stirring.

wpshaffer

Towering old style epic - short on facts but long on heart. When based on history, gotta TRY to be closer to facts as known. Wayne as Crockett - legend playing a legend. Glorious music and cinematography - with respect to the 2004 version, it works on the level of folklore, not minutae and ending is stirring.