The Alamo

The Alamo (1960)

6 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: After the altercation between Bowie and Travis, Davy Crockett informs Travis that he had only fought Indians, except for fighting the British. Nowhere in Crockett's biographies does it indicate he participated in any battles against British troops.

Correction: The Tennessee militia, which Crockett was a member of, was used by Andrew Jackson in 1814 to drive British troops from Spanish Florida and engaged in combat with the British there.

Steve Kozak

Corrected entry: There is good evidence (though not absolutely certain) that Crockett survived the battle and was executed the next day.

Correction: If there's no certain evidence that Crockett survived, then having him die in the battle isn't a factual error. It is accepted as history that he died in the battle, some say his body was found, mutilated, after the battle in front of the chapel.

Corrected entry: Watch Travis after he is killed in the movie. As the Mexicans run past him, he moves his left hand out of the way.

Correction: Perhaps the actor really did move his hand to avoid having it stepped on by the Mexicans. However, in the context of the film, we don't know for sure that Travis was dead before hitting the ground. It's quite possible that Travis involuntarily moved his left hand just before dying.

Corrected entry: As Susannah and Angelina are escorted between Santa Anna's troops, some grime mysteriously appears on Angelina's cheek, and some of the grime on Susannah's neck disappears.

Correction: Kids touch their faces all the time. It's possible that Angelina had dirt on her hands, perhaps from the saddle where she's resting them, and then touched her cheek. There's time between shots for this to be the case.

Corrected entry: At the cotillion/dance before leaving for Texas, David Crocket and the band are playing "Listen to the Mockingbird" (music familiar to fans of the Three Stooges). The Alamo took place in 1836; "Listen to the Mockingbird" wasn't published until 1855.

Correction: This was in the NEW Alamo, not the John Wayne version.

Corrected entry: It's not likely that the flag with "1824" on it flew over the Alamo at this time. By February 1836, most of the Anglos were fighting for an independent Texas, not for restoring the Mexican Constitution of 1824.

Correction: The 1824 on the flag was a reminder to the Mexican army of the treaty of 1824. Not to return to the Mexican Constitution.

Visible crew/equipment: During the initial phase of the final assault, a row of men with their backs to the camera is shown. One of these men (right of the center, with a bandaged head) is actually a dummy positioned at the spot where the wall is blasted a few seconds later. (02:29:35)

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Tennessean: Do chastise mean what I think It do?
Tennesseean: It do.
Beekeeper: Davy, let's do saddle up and go learn that gentleman his manners.
Davy Crockett: We won't have to. He's wearing out horses coming towards us.
Beekeeper: Guess we can't stop him from coming. But I reckon we can arrange for him to limp going back.

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Trivia: John Wayne had been wanting to do this picture for years but he could not get any backing. He finally used his own money and he felt the financial setback for years, because the picture did not do as well as expected. Duke would always say that he had to continue to work and make pictures to survive. He was nowhere near broke, but to keep up his lifestyle he worked almost to his death.

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