4.5 The Best Ever Jayjay48 | 12/12/2009 | See all Jayjay48's reviews (5) 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!!