The Man from the Alamo

The Man from the Alamo

Budd Boetticher (1953)

U Certificate


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.


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 Julia Adams
John Gage Chill Wills
Lt Tom Lamar Hugh O'Brian
Jess Wade Victor Jory
Dawes Neville Brand
Cavish John Day
Ma Anders Myra Marsh
Director Budd Boetticher
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist LtdAvailable on: video and DVD