THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

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Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby cc nolen on Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:15 pm

RLC-GTT wrote:
cc nolen wrote::shock: was Levi's in business in 1836? :lol:

The glasses aren't period correct either. Hey! You get what you pay for. :lol:

Other than his Brooklyn accent, I thing Alec did a fine Travis. He studied for the part -- unlike Brian Keith's atrocious Crockett. When I congratulated Keith on landing the coveted Crockett role, all he could say was, "I don't know why they cast me for this part. I don't know anything about the man." Hey! That's why actors do homework!

Not a bad job....its just I dont like him :roll: (Baldwin)
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Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby RLC-GTT on Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:57 pm

Oh, that's different. :lol:
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Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby Seguin on Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:17 am

My pet peeve, apart from Brian Keith´s cowboy hat, is the fact that the Mexican cannon balls never hit the Alamo walls,
but hit the ground a foot from the walls, all of them! Apparently, the Mexicans were too stupid to move their cannons a
foot more toward the Alamo. :D I´m sure Shahan would´nt like to see his Alamo walls hit, but they could have made
some fake walls to blow apart. Oh well, at least Raoul Julia made a great Santa Anna.
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Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby RLC-GTT on Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:19 am

Yes. Lots of very silly (i.e. stupid) things in that movie -- like Brian Keith pulling the bayonet into his body. Also killing Dub Taylor off in the battle.
Hey, he was playing John W. Smith who went out as a courier and lived to become the mayor of San Antonio! I worked with Dub at Alamo Village
on "Jericho" and asked him about that. "Yeah," he said. "I brought that to Burt's attention and his response was 'This is a movie.' "
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Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby cc nolen on Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:42 pm

Dont forget the worse Bowie Knife ever created for film! It had a white
micarta handle, which was not even invented yet and it looked like it
was wrapped with white first aid tape!
The whole movie was just way out in left field. Dont you just love Loren
"Ben Cartwright" Green as Houston!!! :roll:
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Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby RLC-GTT on Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:14 pm

I remember thinking when I first saw that knife in the movie that my dad's butcher knives looked more like a Bowie Knife than it did. That's made-for-TV movies: "Hey! That's good enough! Never mind the expensive rentals."
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Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby Buckshot on Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:39 am

RLC-GTT wrote:I remember thinking when I first saw that knife in the movie that my dad's butcher knives looked more like a Bowie Knife than it did. That's made-for-TV movies: "Hey! That's good enough! Never mind the expensive rentals."



Ugh! That is, to me, an ugly knife. I have never steeled myself to watch "13 Days To Glory" in it's entirety. I will say that what I saw of David Keith, after a visit to the makeup artists, resembled Bowie to a fair degree with his dimpled chin and sideburns. But bearing a facial resemblance to the character you are attempting to portray doesn't make you any more of an actor than owning a piano makes you a musician
The Clan of Keith is as old as the Clan of "Buie" in Scotland. At least Keith had the pedigree, even if he didn't have the ability...
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Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby TexianAtHeartII on Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:51 am

RLC-GTT wrote:Yes. Lots of very silly (i.e. stupid) things in that movie -- like Brian Keith pulling the bayonet into his body. Also killing Dub Taylor off in the battle.
Hey, he was playing John W. Smith who went out as a courier and lived to become the mayor of San Antonio! I worked with Dub at Alamo Village
on "Jericho" and asked him about that. "Yeah," he said. "I brought that to Burt's attention and his response was 'This is a movie.' "


Rich, you mean Dub Taylor's son, Buck, don't you?
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Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby RLC-GTT on Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:32 pm

Ha! Good catch! I do indeed. (Worked with both of them.)
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Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby cc nolen on Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:37 pm

Buckshot; Do you have Movie Bowies mixed up. Keith played Bowie in TEXAS. He used a Buck model 303 Custom for the
famous knife. James Arness played Bowie in 13 Days to Glory. He had the white handled Bowie Knife.
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Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby cc nolen on Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:39 pm

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Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby Buckshot on Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:16 pm

cc nolen wrote:Buckshot; Do you have Movie Bowies mixed up. Keith played Bowie in TEXAS. He used a Buck model 303 Custom for the
famous knife. James Arness played Bowie in 13 Days to Glory. He had the white handled Bowie Knife.
Chris...
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No, Chris. Arness's "Bowie knife" in Thirteen Days is the worst example of what Bowie might have carried that I have seen, and the worst performance as "Bowie" by any actor was by David Keith in my opinion, in "Texas".
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Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby bustedluck on Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:21 am

Something I learned today. Brian Keith's stepmother was the actress that committed suicide by jumping off the Hollywood sign in (I believe) 1932. I know it's morbid, but interesting.
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Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby NefariousNed on Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:18 am

Gary Humphreys of Baytown Texas has this reminisce about "13 Days To Glory" to share:

Just a funny tid bit for me.

31 years ago I was asked by a lady named Susan, to come to the set of Thirteen Days to Glory,
At the Alamo Brackettville Texas. I had been helping the prop man with black powder and other
gun related props. She had stopped by to pick up some things I had ordered in. I’ll pay you fifty
dollars and we’ll feed you a steak dinner. I told her I couldn’t lock up and leave. You won’t have
to she said. We need you tonight.

So the venture begins, I arrived at 6pm received my buckskins wardrobe and by 6:30 I was
having a steak dinner with Sam Houston (Lorne Green) around 8:30 pm we headed out to
the set. (A Texan Army Camp 1836) not having any lines the action began and Houston and
Scout Sowell ( I assume ) being my 3rd G Great Grandad was on several scouts for Houston
and Travis. Lorne being up in age was having a time remembering his lines and who General
Santa Ana was. Being a Canadian he did not know much Texas History! He even quoted Mae
West at one point. ( Mae West said I Would Have Days like this). as you can tell we had quite
a time shooting that scene at lease 35 times and me kicking a snake out from under a log and
scattering the crew. It was quite the experience. Lorne died that fall at 72 years of age (my
age now) that was his last scene in the movies and I was there. Wow what a memory, and how
lucky was I! RIP Lorne Greene and Mae West.
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Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby Penny on Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:31 am

A tourist sent me some photos yesterday of the filming of 13 days. None of them are what I would call great, but some of you that were there might see your self in these pictures so if you would like I will post them for you. Let me know if anyone wants them.
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Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby Penny on Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:33 am

NefariousNed wrote:Gary Humphreys of Baytown Texas has this reminisce about "13 Days To Glory" to share:

Just a funny tid bit for me.

31 years ago I was asked by a lady named Susan, to come to the set of Thirteen Days to Glory,
At the Alamo Brackettville Texas. I had been helping the prop man with black powder and other
gun related props. She had stopped by to pick up some things I had ordered in. I’ll pay you fifty
dollars and we’ll feed you a steak dinner. I told her I couldn’t lock up and leave. You won’t have
to she said. We need you tonight.

So the venture begins, I arrived at 6pm received my buckskins wardrobe and by 6:30 I was
having a steak dinner with Sam Houston (Lorne Green) around 8:30 pm we headed out to
the set. (A Texan Army Camp 1836) not having any lines the action began and Houston and
Scout Sowell ( I assume ) being my 3rd G Great Grandad was on several scouts for Houston
and Travis. Lorne being up in age was having a time remembering his lines and who General
Santa Ana was. Being a Canadian he did not know much Texas History! He even quoted Mae
West at one point. ( Mae West said I Would Have Days like this). as you can tell we had quite
a time shooting that scene at lease 35 times and me kicking a snake out from under a log and
scattering the crew. It was quite the experience. Lorne died that fall at 72 years of age (my
age now) that was his last scene in the movies and I was there. Wow what a memory, and how
lucky was I! RIP Lorne Greene and Mae West.


Good story. I enjoyed it
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