The Alamo 1960 poster

The Alamo (1960)

Director: John Wayne, John Ford (uncredited)


In 1836 General Santa Anna (Ruben Padilla) and the Mexican army is sweeping across Texas. To be able to stop him, General Sam Houston (Richard Boone) needs time to get his main force into shape. To buy that time he orders Colonel William Travis (Laurence Harvey) to defend a small mission on the Mexicans' route at all costs. Travis' small troop is swelled by groups accompanying Jim Bowie (Richard Widmark) and Davy Crockett (John Wayne), but as the situation becomes ever more desperate Travis makes it clear there will be no shame if they leave while they can.


  • The Alamo is the contender for the most named actor 'deaths' for a single film.
  • Banned in Mexico.
  • Aspiring actress LeJean Eldridge was murdered during filming by her boyfriend.
  • Because of the film's historically inaccuracies, two famous Texan historians J. Frank Dobie and Lon Tinkle had their names be removed as historical advisors.

Male Deaths

Female Deaths


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