The Alamo

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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Trivia: The scene where Crockett and Bowie and others go into a church and find gunpowder and rifles was filmed by "guest" director John Ford. He had shown up and was asked by Wayne to do a number of scenes.

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Trivia: The final battle took four days to film in December of 1959. It cost was 2 million dollars.

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Trivia: Lisa Dickerson is played by John Wayne's real life youngest daughter Aissa, who was 3 in 1959. When she had to say hello or goodbye to Davy Crockett, she kept saying "Hello Daddy" or "Goodbye Daddy." Her lines had to be dubbed in later.

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Trivia: In 2010, on the 50th anniversary of the release of the film a reunion was held at The Alamo Village. Of the main actors only 6 of them were still alive. 69 year old Frankie Avalon was there and five defectors were there with Mrs John Wayne. Richard Widmark (Jim Bowie) had died in 2008.

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Trivia: Listen carefully when everyone is singing "Happy Birthday" to the Dickinsons' daughter. They call her Lisa, but you can hear one voice sing, "Happy birthday, dear Aissa." Aissa is John Wayne's daughter, who is playing "Lisa" Angelina Dickinson.

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