The Man from the Alamo

Synopsis: During the war for Texas independence, one man leaves the Alamo before the end (chosen by lot to help others' families) but is too late to accomplish his mission, and is branded a coward. Since he cannot now expose a gang of turncoats, he infiltrates them instead. Can he save a wagon train of refugees from Wade's Guerillas?
Genre: Western
Director(s): Budd Boetticher
Production: Universal
Rotten Tomatoes:
79 min

Came right through the Mexican line.

It's one of our boys!

Open those gates!

I'm Colonel Crockett. What is it?

Message from General Houston.

Where's the commanding officer?

Lieutenant! What's going on up north?

Same thing as here.

They're raiding up around Oxbow.

You heard that, didn't you?

- Yeah! - Come on, let's go.

Stroud! Kaye!

Come with me, I wanna talk to you.


Lt. Lamar, sir. From General Houston.

How soon will the troops be here?

- There are no troops.

The General's recruiting an army

to defend Texas. It may be days...

Why'd Sam waste his time

sending a message like this?

He wants you to hold the Alamo.

How can we hold a whole army back?

- I don't know, sir.

The longer you hold out, the better

his chances against Santa Anna's army.

Oave, muster the men.

Just the 5 of us

got families up in Oxbow.

If one of us don't take care of them,

nobody else will.

One man here

won't make any difference,

but one man up there could take

our wives and kids into safety.

How's he going to get out?

- The messenger got in, didn't he?

Who's it gonna be? - If you fellas

all agree, we could draw lots for it.

I got a handful of beans,

and one of them's black.

Whoever draws the black bean goes.

You want to start, Johnny?

Why not?

A dispatch from General Houston.

"March 2nd, 1836. Today, Texas was

declared an independent republic."

That's fine, Colonel,

but are we getting reinforcements?

We haven't slept in a week.

- No. General Houston has no army.

He's recruiting one as fast as he can.

So if Santa Anna can be held here

for a few days longer,

it can mean the difference

between life and death for Texas.

We all know General Santa Anna

is going to give no quarter.

I'm staying here, but anyone else

who wants, may withdraw.

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Steve Fisher

Stephen Louis Fisher (born March 24, 1945) is a retired American basketball coach. Fisher has served as the head coach at the University of Michigan, where he won the national championship in 1989, and was an assistant at Michigan, Western Michigan University, and the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. From 1999 to 2017, Fisher was head coach at San Diego State. Fisher attended Illinois State University, where he helped lead the Redbirds to the Final Four of the 1967 NCAA College Division Basketball Tournament. more…

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