The Man from the Alamo

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The Man from the Alamo
Poster of the movie The Man from the Alamo.jpg
Theatrical film poster by Reynold Brown
Directed by Budd Boetticher
Produced by Aaron Rosenberg
Screenplay by Steve Fisher
D.D. Beauchamp
Story by Niven Busch
Oliver Crawford
Starring Glenn Ford
Julie Adams
Chill Wills
Music by Frank Skinner
Cinematography Russell Metty
Edited by Virgil W. Vogel
Universal Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • August 7, 1953 (1953-08-07) (Los Angeles)
  • August 21, 1953 (1953-08-21) (United States)
  • September 11, 1953 (1953-09-11) (New York City)
Running time
79 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.15 million (US)[1]

The Man from the Alamo is a 1953 American Technicolor Western film directed by Budd Boetticher starring Glenn Ford, Julie Adams and Chill Wills.


During the siege at the Alamo, John Stroud (Glenn Ford) is chosen to leave the fort and warn the families of the mission's defenders of the impending arrival of General Santa Anna. But when everyone around him is wiped out by the Mexicans, Stroud has no proof that he was ordered to leave his post, and is therefore branded a coward.



  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954

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