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Man From the Alamo1953

Man From the Alamo (1953)




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The Man From the Alamo manages to pack a few nuances and surprises in its traditional western plotline. During the siege at the Alamo, John Stroud (Glenn Ford) is chosen by lot to leave the fort and warn the families of the mission's defenders of the impending arrival of General Santa Ana. 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. He spends the rest of the film performing acts of conspicuous bravery to clear his name--and also tracks down the film's real villain, Jess Wade (Victor Jory), who robbed the Alamo victims of their possessions after the smoke cleared. Julie Adams, Chill Wills, Hugh O'Brien, Neville Brand, Arthur Space and future soap-opera star Jeanne Cooper round out the cast.


Glenn Ford
as John Stroud
Julie Adams
as Beth Anders
Victor Jory
as Jess Wade
Hugh O'Brian
as Lt. Lamar
Chill Wills
as John Gage
John Day
as Cavish
Myra Marsh
as Ma Anders
Jeanne Cooper
as Kate Lamar
Guy Williams
as Sergeant
George Eldredge
as Sheriff Kohl (uncredited)
Ward Negley
as Gen. Sam Houston (uncredited)
Dan Poore
as Cobby (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Man From the Alamo

All Critics (6)

Unusual Western with vigorous story telling.

August 5, 2013 | Full Review…

Different take on Alamo legend/event with Glenn Ford.

November 1, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Budd Boetticher directs a superior no-nonsense action-packed traditional 'B' Western.

November 30, 2003 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Man From the Alamo


Interesting "what if" story.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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