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After arriving in Texas to escape a scandal back east, lawyer Sam Houston just wants to hang out his shingle, keep a low profile, and stay out of any political intrigue. However, when President Jackson personally orders him to lead the fight for Texan independence, he overcomes his reluctance to become involved and leads his compatriots to a string of victories over the Mexican army.

  1. Daniel B. Ullman

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Byron Haskin


Top Billed Cast

  1. Joel McCrea

    Joel McCrea

    Sam Houston

  2. Felicia Farr

    Felicia Farr

    Katherine Delaney

  3. Jeff Morrow

    Jeff Morrow

    Jim Bowie

  4. Wallace Ford

    Wallace Ford

    Henry Delaney

  5. Abraham Sofaer

    Abraham Sofaer

    Don Carlos - magistrate

Full Cast & Crew

The First Texan
The First Texan



Status Released

Release Information

  • June 29, 1956


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 22m

Budget -

Revenue -



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