• Film

The Last Command


Time Out says

In the '20s and '30s, directors came no bigger than Frank Lloyd: he helmed Cavalcade and Mutiny on the Bounty and won a couple of Oscars. Hardly remembered now, his career ended with this reconstruction of the siege of the Alamo. As with the John Wayne epic of 1960, it's a travesty of history, and focuses on Jim Bowie (Hayden) rather more than Davy Crockett (Hunnicutt). The message is the same as in Wayne's film - better Tex than Mex - though the production values are considerably less impressive. This is a Republic Studios Western, so don't look for thousands of extras. But Lloyd's old professionalism produces some good battle footage.

Release Details

  • Duration:106 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Frank Lloyd
  • Screenwriter:Warren Duff
  • Cast:
    • Sterling Hayden
    • Anna Maria Alberghetti
    • Richard Carlson
    • Arthur Hunnicutt
    • Ernest Borgnine
    • J Carrol Naish
    • Virginia Grey
    • Ben Cooper
    • John Russell
    • Slim Pickens
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