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Loved it as a child, love it now,
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This review is from: Davy Crockett - King Of The Wild Frontier [DVD] (DVD)
I watched this for the first time since I was a child a few weeks ago. The only scene I remembered was Jim Bowie at the Alamo -- too ill to leave his bed when Santa Anna's men breach the walls, he's propped up on his pillows, a pistol in each hand. I remember him firing away at them with both hands.
But even though I don't remember the details, I remember Fess Parker as Davy -- and I've idolized Davy Crockett ever since.
As an adult, I read about him -- and was both surprised and pleased that Disney included his speech in Congress against "the Indian Bill" (the bill that forced the Cherokee off their land and onto the Trail of Tears). In real life, this ended Davy's political career....though he did make one last speech, begged by his constituents.
"You can all go to hell. I'm going to Texas," he said -- and it was sheer bad luck that he arrived just in time for the Alamo.
In the Disney version, he goes to the Alamo by choice....still, it's a great movie.
Yes, cinematically FAR less sophisticated than what we have now: but having watched it with a seven-year old, I'd say it still has the same power to capture the imagination and stir the emotions.
Or maybe only for Americans?