The Last Command (3-Aug-1955)
Director: Frank Lloyd
Writers: Sy Bartlett; Warren Duff
Music by: Max Steiner
Review by Charles Mackay (posted on 7-Jun-2008)
I think this is the best of all the "Alamo" movies. The story lends itself more to the stark black and white photography than to "flashy" Technicolor and big name stars. As for the cast, I much preferred Sterling Hayden as Jim Bowie to Richard Widmark, Richard Carlson as Col. Travis and Arthur Hunnicutt over John Wayne as Davy Crockett. The story is basically the same, but the character of Santa Ana, played by J. Carroll Naish, is developed more and reveals that he and Jim Bowie had been long time friends.
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