icon Film Profile: The Man from the Alamo - (1953)
U"Out Of Texas' Bravest Hour... Came The Man They Called The Coward"
  • Director: Budd Boetticher
  • Genre: Western, Action & Adventure,
  • Studio: Universal International Pictures
  • Subtitled | Duration: 105 Mins
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Glenn Ford is branded a coward after surviving the massacre at the Alamo, but proves himself a hero fighting Victor Jory's band of rampaging renegades. This vigorous western has a rather perfunctory script, but director Budd Boetticher and cameraman Russell Metty stage the action scenes with some real imagination, while Julie Adams is a forceful leading lady. Both Ford and Boetticher made much better westerns later on in their careers, though this was the only one they made together.

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During the war for Texas independence, one man leaves the Alamo before the end (chosen by lot to help others' families) but is too late to accomplish his mission, and is branded a coward. Since he cannot now expose a gang of turncoats, he infiltrates them instead. Can he save a wagon train of refugees from Wade's Guerillas?

Cast List:
John Stoud : Glenn Ford
Beth Anders : Julia Adams
John Gage : Chill Wills
Jess Wade : Victor Jory
Lieutenant Lamar : Hugh O'Brian
Kate Lamar : Jeanne Cooper
Carlos : Marc Cavell
Cavish : John Day
Ma Anders : Myra Marsh

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