The Alamo (1960 movie)

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The Alamo
1960 Theatrical Poster by Reynold Brown
Directed byJohn Wayne
Written byJames Edward Grant
Produced byJohn Wayne
StarringJohn Wayne
Richard Widmark
Laurence Harvey
CinematographyWilliam H. Clothier
Edited byStuart Gilmore
Music byDimitri Tiomkin
The Alamo Company
United Artists
Batjac Productions
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • October 24, 1960 (1960-10-24)
Running time
202 min. (roadshow version); 167 min. (general release version)
CountryUnited States
Budget$12 million est.[1]
Box office$730.4 million(US/ Canada)[2]

The Alamo is a 1960 American historical-western epic movie about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. It was produced and directed by John Wayne. The movie starred Wayne as Davy Crockett. The picture also stars Richard Widmark as Jim Bowie. The movie was filmed on location in Texas and released by United Artists.[3] The long 3 hour and 12 minute movie (not counting intermission) was not historically accurate.[3]

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  1. Sheldon Hall, Epics, Spectacles, and Blockbusters: A Hollywood History Wayne State University Press, 2010 p 161
  2. "All-time top film grossers", Variety 8 January 1964 p 37. Please note this figure is rentals accruing to film distributors not total money earned at the box office..
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bosley Crowther (27 October 1960). "The Alamo (1960)". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 January 2016.

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