The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory

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The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory
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Written byLon Tinkle (book)
Clyde Ware
Norman Morrill (as Norman McLeod Morrill)
Directed byBurt Kennedy
StarringJames Arness
Brian Keith
Alec Baldwin
Theme music composerPeter Bernstein
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producersStockton Briggle
Richard Carrothers
Dennis Hennessy
ProducersBill Finnegan
Patricia Finnegan
Sheldon Pinchuk
Production locationsAlamo Village - Highway 674, Brackettville, Texas
CinematographyJohn Elsenbach
EditorMichael N. Knue
Running time170 minutes
Production companiesBriggle, Hennessey, Carrothers & Associates
The Finnegan Company
Fries Entertainment
Alamo Productions
Original networkNBC
Original releaseJanuary 26, 1987 (1987-01-26)

The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory is a 1987 television miniseries later edited into a feature film about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo written and directed by Burt Kennedy, starring James Arness as James Bowie, Brian Keith as Davy Crockett, Alec Baldwin as William Barrett Travis, Raul Julia as Antonio López de Santa Anna, and featuring a single scene cameo by Lorne Greene as Sam Houston.[1] 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) — it 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.




  1. ^ "The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved August 12, 2018.

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