The Man from the Alamo (1953)

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    • The Man from the Alamo (1953)



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      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      During the war for Texas independence,
      one man leaves the Alamo before the end
      (chosen by lot to help others' families)
      but is too late to accomplish his mission,
      and is branded a coward. Since he cannot now expose a gang of turncoats,
      he infiltrates them instead. Can he save a wagon train of refugees from Wade's Guerillas?
      Written by Rod Crawford

      Full Cast
      Glenn Ford ... John Stroud
      Julie Adams ... Beth Anders (as Julia Adams)
      Chill Wills ... John Gage
      Hugh O'Brian ... Lt. Lamar
      Victor Jory ... Jess Wade
      Neville Brand ... Dawes
      John Daheim ... Cavish (as John Day)
      Myra Marsh ... Ma Anders
      Jeanne Cooper ... Kate Lamar
      Marc Cavell ... Carlos (as Mark Cavell)
      Edward Norris ... Mapes
      Guy Williams ... Sergeant
      Carl Andre ... Soldier (uncredited)
      Emile Avery ... Soldier (uncredited)
      Trevor Bardette ... Davy Crockett (uncredited)
      Raymond Bond ... Minor Role (uncredited)
      Polly Burson ... Woman on Train (uncredited)
      Roy Butler ... Minor Role (uncredited)
      Robert Carson ... Jim, Texas Patriot at Meeting (uncredited)
      Phil Chambers ... (uncredited)
      Fred Coby ... Soldier (uncredited)
      Richard H. Cutting ... Franklin Citizen (uncredited)
      George Eldredge ... Sheriff Kohl (uncredited)
      Frank Ellis ... Minor Role (uncredited)
      Helen Gibson ... Woman on Train (uncredited)
      Brett Halsey ... Courier (uncredited)
      Chuck Hamilton ... Mose (uncredited)
      Bob Herron ... (uncredited)
      Robert F. Hoy ... Soldier (uncredited)
      Ethan Laidlaw ... Soldier (uncredited)
      Walter Lawrence ... Minor Role (uncredited)
      Evan Loew ... Mrs. Mapes (uncredited)
      Kenneth MacDonald ... Franklin Citizen in Lynch Mob (uncredited)
      John McKee ... Kay (uncredited)
      Monte Montague ... Franklin Citizen (uncredited)
      Alberto Morin ... Trooper (uncredited)
      Jack Mower ... Texas Patriot at Meeting (uncredited)
      Howard Negley ... General Sam Houston (uncredited)
      Erik Neilson ... Lamar's Son (uncredited)
      Eddie Parker ... Franklin Citizen (uncredited)
      Dan Poore ... Cobby (uncredited)
      Hugh Prosser ... (uncredited)
      Stuart Randall ... Jim Bowie (uncredited)
      Walter Reed ... Billings (uncredited)
      Felice Richmond ... Minor Role (uncredited)
      David Sharpe ... Alamo Soldier (uncredited)
      Robert Smiley ... Hayworth (uncredited)
      Arthur Space ... Lt. Col. William Barrett Travis (uncredited)
      Duke Taylor ... (uncredited)
      Harte Wayne ... Minor Role (uncredited)
      Dennis Weaver ... Reb (uncredited)
      Patsy Weil ... Lamar's Daughter (uncredited)
      Smoki Whitfield ... Sam (uncredited)
      Stuart Whitman ... Orderly (uncredited)
      Frank Wilcox ... Texas Patriot at Meeting (uncredited)
      Guy Wilkerson ... Rifleman (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Steve Fisher (screenplay) and
      D.D. Beauchamp (screenplay)
      Niven Busch (story) and
      Oliver Crawford (story)

      Original Music
      Frank Skinner

      Russell Metty

      The revolvers employed by many of the characters all date from after the American Civil War (1861-1865). The film is set between the Battle of the Alamo (February/March 1836) and the Battle of San Jacinto (April, 1836).

      In the sheriff's office in Franklin the picture on the wall is of Rutherford B. Hayes, President from 1877 - 1881. In 1836, when this movie takes place, Hayes was 13 years old.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Mexican Street, Backlot, Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA
      Russell Ranch - Triunfo Canyon Road, Thousand Oaks, California, USA
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Review) The Alamo Movies- The Man from the Alamo (1953)

      The Man From the Alamo (1953) is a Technicolor Western directed by Budd Boetticher,
      starring Glenn Ford, Julie Adams, Hugh O'Brian, and Guy Williams
      Also stars Chill Wills, who was of course in Duke's The Alamo
      Also look out for Stuart Whitman & Dennis Weaver

      User Review
      Excellent western from the master of tight action,
      3 December 2002, 7/10
      Author: funkyfry from Oakland CA

      Glenn Ford plays the only survivor of the Alamo -- not a very popular man in Texas. Of course, the story gives him a good excuse -- he drew lots with some other Alamo soldiers to see who would go west to defend their homes from Texan bandits hired by the Mexicans, but the families were already dead when he gets there -- but nobody wants to believe him, except one lovely woman on the wagon train he sets out to defend. Only problem is his strategy of siding with the bandits to get into their confidence puts him in a nearly impossible situation.

      A well-made film, with convincing action and gritty characters. Unlike other Boetticher westerns, here the scale of the film is "epic" as the future of the West hangs in the balance. Ford makes a surprisingly good substitute for Randolph Scott or John Wayne.
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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