"American Playhouse" - Seguin (1982) (TV)

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    • "American Playhouse" - Seguin (1982) (TV)


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      Information from IMDb

      Plot summary
      Story of a hero of the revolution in Texas in the mid-1830s who becomes a victim of racial
      and cultural prejudice." Seguin is the story of Juan Seguin, an unsung hero of the Texas Wars
      for Independence and one of the Mexican defenders of the Alamo.
      Don Erasmo Seguin, along with Stephen Austin, brought the first Anglo settlers
      to help develop the Mexican state of Texas.
      His son Juan came into conflict with his father because he sympathized with both Mexico
      and the American colonists' struggle for possession of Texas.
      Written by kipito

      Episode Cast
      Enrique Castillo
      Henry Darrow ... Don ErasmoDanny De La Paz
      Tex Hill ... Jim Bowie
      John M. Jackson ... Mr Goodman
      Dennis Lehane ... Storekeeper
      A Martinez ... Juan Nepomuceno Seguin
      Alma Martinez ... Anastacia (as Alma Martínez)
      Julio Medina
      Edward James Olmos ... Gen. Santa Anna
      Lupe Ontiveros
      Rose Portillo
      Pepe Serna
      León Singer
      Robert Viharo ... Stephen Austin
      James Patrick Lockett ... Farmhand (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Jesús Salvador Treviño writer

      Judy Irola

      Filming Locations
      Alamo Village - Highway 674, Brackettville, Texas, USA
      Brackettville, Texas, USA
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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    • Re: (New Review) The Alamo Movies- "American Playhouse" - Seguin (1982) (TV)

      In 1979, Jesús Treviño wrote and directed the
      American Playhouse Drama Seguín
      which was broadcast nationally over PBS.
      The Associated Press described
      it as "a sensitive, faithfully reconstructed and beautifully filmed biography

      This sensitive film features evocative color cinematography
      and a good central performance by a Martinez and a cast including
      many of the most prominent young Hispanic American actors
      of their generation. Edward James Olmos
      plays a snarling and vicious Gen. Santa Anna.

      Filmed as part of a proposed PBS series called La Historia,
      which never received additional funding, Seguin was shown at film festivals
      around the United States and in Spain. It was broadcast as part of the
      PBS "American Playhouse" series.
      It was filmed in 16mm on a 21-day schedule at a cost of $500,000
      in Bracketville, Texas, on the sets John Wayne
      had used to film The Alamo (1960)
      Written by kipito

      User Review
      SEGUIN Excellent film
      6 May 2010 | by Danny De La Paz (United States) See all my reviews

      SEGUIN was NOT shot in 1979, it was shot in the summer of 1980.
      It was the first time that an honest depiction of one aspect of the entire ALAMO saga
      was told TRUTHFULLY.
      This film was shot in 16mm and shown at several film festivals across the country.
      This film has significant cultural and historical value and should be shown in classrooms
      throughout the U.S. The cast alone makes this film well worth watching as so many of the players
      herein went on to have distinguished careers in film and television.
      Judy Irola's camera work is excellent and given the restrictions of budget and time
      I would have to say it's a miracle this film ever got made. This one is one to be enjoyed.
      Best Wishes
      London- England