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The Alamo

Released on 01 June 2000

Featuring: John Wayne, Richard Widmark & Laurence Harvey

Format: DVD | Rating: PG

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John Wayne produces, directs and stars in this larger than life chronicle of one of the most remarkable events in American history. At the Alamo - a crumbling adobe mission - 185 exceptional men joined together in a sacred pact: they would stand firm against an army of 7,000 and willingly give their lives for freedom.

Filmed entirely in Texas only a few miles from the site of the actual battle, The Alamo, is a visually stunning and historically accurate celebration of courage and honour.

Co-starring Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey and Chill Wills, and garnering seven Oscar nominations, it is a truly memorable movie spectacle.
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • John Wayne "The Alamo" 40 Minute Documentary

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 The Best Ever

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Easily the greatest film ever made in my opinion. The same league as Ben Hur. A masterpiece of movie history portraying this epic battle just as it was. Of course it is glorified - but so what. John Wayne was a great patriot and deservedly played Crockett. He did it well, and Laurence Harvey was outstanding as Travis. I have watched this film hundreds of times and never get tired of it. It still reduces me to tears! Reminds me of my childhood and days when patriotism meant something. I went to see the real Alamo in 1999 - it was like a pilgrimage for me - I wandered around that great building trying to imagine how it must have been at dawn on the 6th March 1836 - all hell I guess!!

 Not really taken with it

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For a lot of the way, Wayne's telling of the siege of the Alamo is going great guns - spectacular photography, well-staged action, a lush Dimitri Tiomkin score. Unfortunately, once Wayne the actor hoves into view as Davy Crockett, the speechifying kicks in and all that overt and highly worthy patriotism tends to stick in the throat. Still, there's enough action and spectacle here to make it worth a view.

 Almost A Great Movie

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I first saw this film at a drive-in movie theatre in Canada back in 1967(?) when I was a boy. The splendidly recreated town and mission buildings certainly looked wonderful on the gigantic screen. The sets, costumes and production values are genuinely excellent - evidence of time and loving care devoted to creating a fitting tribute to the brave patriots who laid down their lives in The Alamo. Indeed, the movie begins very promisingly - it suggests that the viewer is going to be thrilled by non-stop action...but...yes, sadly there is a 'but'...its early dash, vigour and excitement stalls as soon as John Wayne (playing Davy Crockett and too old for the part) rides over the horizon. At this point, the movie is all too often full of jaw jaw instead of war war. Wayne's obviously sincere speeches about Republicanism and the American Way and an unnecessary semi-romantic sub-plot sit uneasily beside scenes of manly bar room brawling and meetings between the revolts bickering local leaders. Laurence Harvey struggles with miscasting - never sure if he is supposed to be determined, stubborn or a pompous stuffed shirt. Richard Widmark seems too small to be totally convincing as famed knife-fighter Jim Bowie (and in any case, plays him no differently than any of his other western roles). After Wayne and company have got drunk, smashed up a saloon, defended a senorita from an unwelcome admirer and debated strategy and political philosophies, the battle begins and the movie picks up real pace again. To be fair, Wayne brought this story to the screen despite being turned down by financial backers and ignored by many actors with sufficient stature to do true justice to the historically important subject matter. He paid for the production mainly out of his own pocket and turned to performers who at least wanted to join his project. There is much to be admired about this film - it is almost a great movie - at times it misses greatness by just a few inches. The Alamo has enough heart and spectacle for any two or three average movies - at £3.99 it is a bargain, so add it to your collection and be patient with its less effective segments.

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ActorsJohn Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne, Linda Cristal, Joan O'Brien & Chill Wills
DirectorJohn Wayne
CertificatePG
Year1960
ScreenWidescreen 2.35:1
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo
Additional LanguagesFrench ; German ; Italian ; Spanish
SubtitlesEnglish ; Dutch ; Portuguese ; Swedish ; Danish ; Norwegian ; Finnish ; Polish ; English Hard of Hearing ; German Hard of Hearing
Duration2 hours and 34 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.