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Alamo (1960)

Director: John Wayne     Starring: John Wayne
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40144811
UPC: 027616855503
UPC 14: 00027616855503
Rating: NR
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The legendary true story of a small band of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new republic of texas.
Editor's Note
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. The restored, widescreen edition of Wayne's epic is at the original length and includes the theatrical trailer. Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Picture, Best Song ("Green Leaves of Summer"). Academy Awards: Best Sound.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: MGM
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/13/2008
Video Play Time Running Time: 162 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1960
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 109145
Video UPC UPC: 00027616855503
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info John Wayne
Video Cast Info Richard Widmark
Video Cast Info Laurence Harvey
Video Cast Info Frankie Avalon
Video Cast Info Richard Boone
Video Cast Info Dimitri Tiomkin - Composer
Video Cast Info James Edward Grant - Writer
Video Cast Info Stuart Gilmore - Editor
Video Cast Info William Clothier - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info John Wayne - Director
Plot Summary
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.

Professional Reviews

USA Today
"...[With a] great score...[and a] magnificent climactic battle scene..." 03/02/1990 p.3D

Total Film
"...The battle scenes are fine, the Duke is as watchable as ever..." 08/01/2000 p.110

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