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The Martyrs of the Alamo Details

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Supervised by D.W. Griffith, Martyrs of the Alamo was directed by Griffith's loyal but considerably less inspired assistant William "Christy" Cabanne. The film never lags in its action sequences, notably the climactic siege of the Alamo. Only in the dramatic scenes does the film cry out for Griffith's masterful touch. Of interest is the casting of Griffith "regulars" Walter Long, Tom Wilson, Alfred Paget and John Dillon as, respectively, General Santa Anna, Sam Houston, Jim Bowie and Colonel Travis. Comedy relief is in the hands of Augustus Carney, the once-popular star of the "Alkali Ike" comedies. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:November 21, 1915

Cast

Douglas Fairbanks
Alfred Paget
as James Bowie
Sam de Grasse
as Silent Smith
Fred Burns
as Capt. Dickinson
Walter Long
as Santa Anna

Crew

William Christy Cabanne
Director
D.W. Griffith
Producer
D.W. Griffith
Screenwriter
William Christy Cabanne
Screenwriter
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