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Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and the Texas militia try to defend the Alamo from general Santa Anna.

This film contains examples of:

  • Artistic License - Davy Crockett's last scene.
  • Badass - Pretty much all of the defenders fit into this trope.
  • Badass Boast - The Tennesseans did this a lot in the John Wayne version, and they had the ball's to back up thier claims.
  • Bittersweet Ending - Or Downer Ending, it depends (a little) on which film you watch.
  • Book Ends - The Wayne film opens and closes with a view of the Mission, and the guard at his post.
  • Butt Monkey - Beekeeper
  • Do Not Go Gentle
  • Final Battle - On the thirteenth day of the siege.
  • Gallows Humor - The defenders are realistic about their odds of survival.
  • Good Shepherd - The Parson, one of Crockett's Tennessee volunteers.
  • Jerkass - Travis in the John Wayne film.
  • Last Stand
  • Oh Crap - No one ever says so out loud but, you can see it on the faces of the defenders fairly often.
  • Only a Flesh Wound - Smitty tries to convince everyone (including a cute little lady that's very concerned for him) that the wound he has is nothing serious. Then Beekeeper goes and pours Whisky on it!
  • Shrouded in Myth - Davy Crockett has a BIG reputation.
  • Villain Song - The Mexican army plays Degüello, which translates to 'Slit throat'
  • The Cavalry - Discussed but averted
  • Taking You with Me - In the Wayne version, all three leading men make an effort to take as men of the enemy with them as they go.
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