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The Man from the Alamo

The Man from the Alamo

Budd Boetticher (1953)

76min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Glenn Ford is branded a coward after surviving the massacre at the Alamo, but proves himself a hero fighting Victor Jory's band of rampaging renegades. This vigorous western has a rather perfunctory script, but director Budd Boetticher and cameraman Russell Metty stage the action scenes with some real imagination, while Julie Adams is a forceful leading lady. Both Ford and Boetticher made much better westerns later on in their careers, though this was the only one they made together.

Summary

A soldier serving at the battle of the Alamo is sent to warn his comrades' families of the impending danger, but ends up falsely branded a deserter. He tries to clear his name with acts of heroism, including tracking down the traitor who robbed the casualties after the battle was over. Western, starring Glenn Ford and Julia Adams.

Cast & Crew

John Stroud Glenn Ford
Beth Anders Julie Adams
John Gage Chill Wills
Jess Wade Victor Jory
Lieutenant Lamar Hugh O'Brian
Kate Lamar Jeanne Cooper
Carlos Marc Cavell
Cavish John Day
Ma Anders Myra Marsh
Director Budd Boetticher
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: General Film Dist Ltd Available on: Available on video and DVD

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