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The Alamo (24-Oct-1960)

Director: John Wayne

Writer: James Edward Grant

Keywords: Western, Texas

The defense of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas against the onslaught of 6,000 Mexican troops led by Santa Anna. The entire garrison was lost, including Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett. Embellished account. Won Oscar for Best Sound; received 6 additional nominations including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Score. Watch the full version (3 hours 10 minutes), which includes 40 minutes of footage which was cut prior to general release.

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