GenreDrama, History, Western CinematographyJack A. Marta CountryUSA
Release date1955 (1955) WriterWarren Duff (screenplay), Sy Bartlett (story) CastSterling Hayden (Jim Bowie), Anna Maria Alberghetti (Consuelo de Quesada), Richard Carlson (William B. Travis), Arthur Hunnicutt (Davy Crockett), Ernest Borgnine (Mike Radin), J. Carrol Naish (General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana) Similar moviesThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Sense and Sensibility, Wolf Totem, All That Jazz, Identity, Companeros
TaglineTHE BUGLE SOUNDS... No Mercy! No Quarter! for the brave women and 180 gallant men!
The last command alamo
The Last Command is a 1955 Trucolor Western film directed by Frank Lloyd starring Sterling Hayden, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Richard Carlson, Arthur Hunnicutt, Ernest Borgnine and J. Carrol Naish.
The film was originally set to be produced and directed by John Wayne but Republic Pictures head Herbert Yates wanted Wayne only to star, not produce or direct as Wayne wanted. Wayne left Republic to form Wayne-Fellows Productions. Five years later he would play Davy Crockett in, as well as direct, the three-hour-plus Todd-AO production The Alamo, released by United Artists, that featured many elements of The Last Command in its screenplay.
Max Steiner's theme song for The Last Command, "Jim Bowie," is sung by musical star Gordon MacRae, who that year was starring in the smash hit film Oklahoma!, adapted from the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.