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The Alamo

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Original title
The Alamo
Running time
161 min.
United States United States
James Edward Grant
Dimitri Tiomkin
William H. Clothier
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United Artists
Western. Adventure | 19th Century. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
THE ALAMO is John's Wayne's patriotic, pro-American recounting of the famous siege at a Texas fort. For 13 days in 1836, a group of Americans, led by Sam Houston, fought 7,000 Mexican soldiers to retain control of the Alamo and to wrest Texas from Mexico and make it part of the United States. The Duke directs (with the uncredited help of his friend and mentor John Ford) this flag-waving spectacular about the courageous struggle by 182 American heroes to defend a small Catholic mission to the death and eventually win Texas with the help of Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, and Sam Houston.
1960: Oscar: Best Sound. 7 Nominations
1960: Golden Globes: Best Original Score
1960: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
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