The Man from the Alamo

The Man from the Alamo is a 1953 American Technicolor Western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Glenn Ford, Julie Adams and Chill Wills.[2]

For other films about the Alamo, see Alamo (disambiguation)#Films.
The Man from the Alamo
Theatrical film poster by Reynold Brown
Directed byBudd Boetticher
Produced byAaron Rosenberg
Screenplay bySteve Fisher
D.D. Beauchamp
Story byNiven Busch
Oliver Crawford
StarringGlenn Ford
Julie Adams
Chill Wills
Music byFrank Skinner
CinematographyRussell Metty
Edited byVirgil W. Vogel
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • August 7, 1953 (1953-08-07) (Los Angeles)
  • August 21, 1953 (1953-08-21) (United States)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.15 million (US)[1]


During the siege at the Alamo, John Stroud (Glenn Ford) is the only man who chooses to leave the fort and check on his family and warn other families of the mission's defenders of the impending arrival of General Santa Anna. But when everyone who stayed at the Alamo is wiped out by the Mexicans, Stroud is therefore branded a coward. When Stroud returns to his family, he finds that they have all been killed. Stroud takes the initiative to help other families move to safety from the pursuit of Wade, a Santa Anna sympathizer.



  1. 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954
  2. Budd Boetticher: The Last Interview Wheeler, Winston Dixon. Film Criticism; Meadville Vol. 26, Iss. 3, (Spring 2002): 52-0_3.
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