The Alamo Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey

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It was called “the thirteen days of glory” and is the “national shrine” of Texas. “The Alamo,” produced, directed, and starred by John Wayne, is a movie of epic proportions as it attempts to chronicle one of Texas' (and the nation's) memorable events--of how some 185 men tried to defend the Alamo, a small mission near San Antonio, from some 7000 soldiers led by General Santa Ana of Mexico. While the Texas defenders lost, their heroic struggle was the impetus to winning Texas' independence later at the battle of San Jacinto. Certainly this movie is long-winded (but probably not to Texas fans!), but is well-done,
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well-filmed, well-directed. The musical score by Dimitri Tiompkin is well worth a listen to, too!

The review of this Movie prepared by Bill Hobbs

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Plot & Themes

Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Mercenaries

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   senior military Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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