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The Alamo (1960)

2 Ratings: 2.0
Action & Adventure, Classics, and Westerns movie directed by John Wayne

John Wayne drew on what he learned from John Ford, Howard Hawks, and practically everyone who directed him during his long career when he made his own directorial debut on this labor of love.The Alamois a sprawling, unabashedly patriotic epic of the … see full wiki

Director: John Wayne
Genre: Classics, Action, Western, Adventure
2 reviews about The Alamo (1960)
review by . July 07, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Every schoolchild learns about the Alamo in the same idealistic way that much of America's rich history is taught. In other words, the characters involved and the actions that occurred are polished to a glossy sheen, creating heroes and legends but not, in many cases, an accurate portrayal of actual events. The Alamo, starring, directed by and produced by John Wayne, takes a similar approach, romanticizing many of the details to the point that, while it makes an epic movie, it distorts history.The …
review by . September 15, 2002
posted in Movie Hype
Growing up I didn't see many John Wayne movies. However, I did watch THE ALAMO on cable with my family and I was blown away by it. The film made me appreciate the brave men who died at the Alamo and all the ideals they fought to preserve. I was amazed that a rag-tag army of less than 200 was able to withstand an assault against an army of several thousand that had far more firepower and military might.THE ALAMO was a labor of love for John Wayne; he not only acted in it, but directed and produced …
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