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The Man From The Alamo - Westerns Collection 2011 [DVD]

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  • Actors: Glenn Ford, Julia Adams, Chill Wills, Hugh O'Brian, Victort Jory
  • Directors: Budd Boetticher
  • Writers: Steve Fisher, D.D. Beauchamp, Niven Busch, Oliver Crawford
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, Italian, Spanish, German, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 23 May 2011
  • Run Time: 76 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004TJ0R7Y
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 77,863 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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1950s Western starring Glenn Ford as John Stroud, a fighter for Texan independence who is branded a coward after being chosen by lot to leave the Alamo before the bitter end. When all his compatriots are wiped out by the Mexican army, he is left with no proof that he was ordered to leave his post, and is perceived by everyone who knows him to be a deserter. How can he prove his courage and clear his name?

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A long time ago I remember watching the western series "Branded", that starred Chuck Connors as a character trying to redeem the false charge of cowardice against him. He then goes on to get involved in the sort of heroics that would have shamed Audie Murphy into greater action. The catchy theme song for the series went "What do you do if your branded and you know your a man". Worryingly I can still sing it in tune! Poor old Glenn Ford gets the same problem in this film. He is the only man who doesn't step over that line in the sand to certain death at the Alamo. Some people today might argue this decision shows sound judgement! He does of course have a very good reason for remaining behind the line. Then with an attitude of action speaks louder than words, he tries to dispel the notion that he is a cowardly custard. He infiltrates a gang of American renegades who are carrying out atrocities under the disguise of marauding Mexicans. Ford has good reasons to bring these men to justice, as you will find out in the film. There is plenty of action, vibrant technicolour and stunning scenery.

Any film by that fine director Budd Boetticher is worth a look at, and this one is no exception. His imaginitive direction lifts it far above the average oaters being churned out during the early fifties when this was made. Boetticher cleverly uses a sub plot about the Alamo, and manages to make an entertaining film out of the short 76 minute running time. He always managed to assemble the right actors for his films. In this one he cast that excellent lead actor Glenn Ford in the lead role. Ford was a very competent horseman as he amply demonstrates in this film. The principal villain Victor Jory who was once an accomplished boxer and wrestler, also gets to show his skills on a horse.
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The siege of the Alamo took place in early 1836 some 200 or so men defended the old crumbling adobe mission for 13 days against the might of the Mexican Army, apart from a small group of women and young children there were no known survivors. From a novel by Niven Busch and Oliver Crawford THE MAN FROM THE ALAMO (1953) is a B-Western directed by Bud Boetticher and starring Glenn Ford in the title role.

John Stroud (Ford) with a small group of locals from his home town secretly draw lots to decide which of them will leave the fort to protect their families. Stroud draws the black bean and prepares to leave the fort to the dismay of the other defenders. Riding hell-for-leather he arrives home too late, discovering from Carlos (sole surviving Mexican boy) that his family had been massacred by a band of renegades posing as Mexicans led by Jess Wade (Victor Jory). Taking Carlos into the nearest town of Franklin he leaves him in the care of Beth Anders (Julie Adams). A messenger from the Alamo Lt Tom Lamar (Hugh O'Brian) recognises Stroud and denounces him to the townsfolk. In an effort to infiltrate Wade's gang and with all the local townspeople against him Stroud gets himself thrown into jail, which is already occupied by Dawes (Neville Brand) a gang member. The townsfolk are busy packing and loading a wagon train to escape the expected arrival of the Mexican Army at this point they are attacked by Wade's gang who spring Dawes along with Stroud from jail. Later Stroud learns that the gang are planning to attack the town's wagon train having found out that the town's bankroll is onboard. He sets out to warn the wagon train of pending disaster and to help in organising its defence for the final showdown!
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By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 Jun. 2012
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As the war for Texas independence heightens, the Alamo has become a critical point of time buying interest. Fearing their families will perish under the might of the marauding Mexican army, the men of the Alamo draw lots to see which one of them will flee the Alamo battle to steer the respective families out of harms way. John Stroud is the man faced with the task, but upon reaching his destinations he finds he's too late to save anyone. However, this is just the start of his worries as he finds he has been branded a coward for leaving the Alamo, where all have now perished; while his attempts to avenge the murder of his family are beset with problems at every turn.

In truth, no great shakes in the Western genre here, and certainly not even close to being amongst the better work of director Budd Boetticher (The Tall T & Comanche Station) or Glenn Ford (The Big Heat & Blackboard Jungle). It's also not high on production value and doesn't have location vitality to give it an earthy sheen, it still, however, manages to be an entertaining piece putting an interesting offshoot to the Alamo legend. Glenn Ford is a watchable star at the best of times and he manages to keep this picture afloat by putting a bit of cool bravado urgency into the role of John Stroud, with dashes of emotional fortitude, his relationship with the young, recently orphaned Carlos, gives the film its emotional weight, and when that sits alongside the usual array of shoot them up sequences it makes for good honest Western fare.

Of the supporting cast, Chill Wills and Neville Brand put in some fine work, while there has been far far worse female leads in this genre than the radiant Julie Adams. Of Boetticher's direction?
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