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Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Family | 25 May 1955 (USA)
American frontiersman Davy Crockett fights in the Creek Indian War, is elected to the U.S. Congress and fights for Texas at the Alamo.

Director:

Norman Foster

Writer:

Thomas W. Blackburn (as Tom Blackburn)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fess Parker ... Davy Crockett (archive footage)
Buddy Ebsen ... George Russel (archive footage)
Basil Ruysdael ... Gen. / President Andrew Jackson (archive footage)
Hans Conried ... Thimblerig (archive footage)
William Bakewell ... Maj. Tobias Norton (archive footage)
Kenneth Tobey ... Col. Jim Bowie (archive footage) (as Ken Tobey)
Pat Hogan ... Chief Red Stick (archive footage)
Helene Stanley ... Polly Crockett (archive footage)
Nick Cravat ... Busted Luck (archive footage)
Don Megowan ... Col. William Travis (archive footage)
Mike Mazurki ... Bigfoot Mason (archive footage)
Jeff Thompson Jeff Thompson ... Charlie Two Shirts (archive footage)
Henry Joyner Henry Joyner ... Swaney (archive footage)
Campbell Brown Campbell Brown ... Bruno (archive footage) (as Colonel Campbell Brown)
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Storyline

Legends (and myths) from the life of famed American frontiersman Davy Crockett are depicted in this feature film edited from television episodes. Crockett and his friend George Russell fight in the Creek Indian War. Then Crockett is elected to Congress and brings his rough-hewn ways to the House of Representatives. Finally, Crockett and Russell journey to Texas and partake in the last stand at the Alamo. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 May 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Davy Crockett See more »

Filming Locations:

Knoxville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,150,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (3 parts) (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Buddy Ebsen was going to play Davy Crockett until Walt Disney saw Fess Parker in Them! (1954). When he saw Parker, he said, "That's my Davy Crockett!" See more »

Goofs

When Redsticks gets away you can hear General Jackson groan but his lips don't move. See more »

Quotes

Davy Crockett: I've been doing some thinking.
George Russel: Me, too. You know, we're pretty far down the river. Ain't it about time we decide where we're going?
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Connections

Version of Davy Crockett (1916) See more »

Soundtracks

Farewell
Music by George Bruns
Lyrics by Cali Ann Mitchell
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Eternal Movie
23 July 2002 | by jamesrl48See all my reviews

How can you say anything bad about a movie that gave you so much joy as a child and one that you can watch over and over again? The acting is a little bad and the script is a little stupid. Reference General Jackson "stoppered?" But even thought those things I feel are true, the joy is still there and you hate to see it end. Since no one knows how Crockett really died, not having him dead at the end but knowing it was only moments away was the best way they could have done it. The movie even had some historic truths which other movies about the Alamo lacked such as the attack before dawn. It seemed longer when I was a kid and I know they have cut some; yea even important scenes, which I wish they would restore to DVD or VHS.


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