The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory

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The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory
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Genre Action
Written by Lon Tinkle (book)
Clyde Ware
Norman Morrill (as Norman McLeod Morrill)
Directed by Burt Kennedy
Starring James Arness
Brian Keith
Alec Baldwin
Theme music composer Peter Bernstein
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Stockton Briggle
Richard Carrothers
Dennis Hennessy
Producer(s) Bill Finnegan
Patricia Finnegan
Sheldon Pinchuk
Location(s) Alamo Village - Highway 674, Brackettville, Texas
Cinematography John Elsenbach
Editor(s) Michael N. Knue
Production company(s) Briggle, Hennessey, Carrothers & Associates
The Finnegan Company
Fries Entertainment
Alamo Productions
Distributor NBC
Original network NBC
Original release January 26, 1987

The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory (1987) is a made-for-TV film about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo written and directed by Burt Kennedy, starring James Arness as Jim Bowie, Brian Keith as Davy Crockett, Alec Baldwin as Col. William Travis, Raul Julia as Santa Anna, and featuring a single scene cameo by Lorne Greene as Sam Houston. Unlike most other films about the Alamo — the most prominent other exception being the 1955 film The Last Command (which was released during the cultural frenzy created by Walt Disney's Davy Crockett television miniseries) — this version focuses on Bowie as the main character rather than Crockett.

The production was shot at Alamo Village, the Alamo replica built by John Wayne for his lavish 1960 film The Alamo.

Much of the footage of the final battle scene was recycled from earlier films.


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