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The Alamo

April 7, 2004

Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.

The Alamo

October 23, 1960

The legendary true story of a small band of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.

Chupacabra vs. the Alamo

March 23, 2013

San Antonio, Texas. The bodies of various drug cartel members are turning up mangled and drained of blood. Tough DEA agent Carlos Seguin discovers that the grisly murders are being committed by a pack of chupacabras, which are lethal predatory creatures of local legend. Carlos, his feisty new partner Tracy Taylor, wayward estranged son Tommy, and several others make a desperate last stand against the bloodthirsty beasts at the famous fort The Alamo.

The Man from the Alamo

August 7, 1953

During the war for Texas independence, one man leaves the Alamo before the end (chosen by lot to help others' families) but is too late to accomplish his mission, and is branded a coward. Since he cannot now expose a gang of turncoats, he infiltrates them instead. Can he save a wagon train of refugees from Wade's Guerillas?

West of the Alamo

April 19, 1946

Despite his unprepossessing screen personality, singing cowboy Jimmy Wakely was starred in a series of Monogram westerns, one of which was West of the Alamo. Wakely and comedy sidekick Lee "Lasses" White play a pair of government agents who work undercover to solve a series of baffling crimes. It comes to no one's surprise that the criminal mastermind is the town's leading citizen, in this case banker Clay Bradford (Jack Ingram). As was typical in the Wakely westerns, West of the Alamo is approximately 25 percent action and 75 percent musical. Among the guest warblers this time out is the Arthur Smith Trio, headed by a gospel singer who'd later emcee a popular religious TV talk show.

The Alamo

March 7, 2012

Heroes of the Alamo

August 7, 1937

In early spring of 1833, the smoldering resentment of American settlers in Texas against their oppression by Mexico dictator General Santa Anna/Ana coming to a head. When a decree is issued that no more Americans may enter Texas, William H. Wharton, fiery head of a faction determined on independence or nothing, warns Stephen F. Austin that the time for half-measures is past. Austin, responsible for bringing the Americans to Texas as colonists, reminds Wharton that a settler's revolt against Mexico would dishonor his name and the arrangements he had with the Mexican government. He gets the "Whartonites" to agree to a general convention of all colonists. Almerian Dickinson, biggest land owner in the settlement of Gonzales, deeply in love with his wife Anne, warns Wharton that a bloody revolt would endanger every wife and mother in the colony. He proposes they send Austin to Mexico City to ask Santa Anna to grant Texans a voice in their own government.

Martyrs of the Alamo

November 20, 1915

The story of the defense of the mission-turned-fortress by 185 Texans against an overwhelming Mexican army in 1836.

Remember the Alamo

November 3, 2017

A tribute to the Alamo Drafthouse located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, that was forced to close after three years when its lease was abruptly and unexpectedly terminated by its landlord. Employees and customers reflect on the impact the theater had made on its community in such a short amount of time.

Remember the Alamo

February 2, 2014

In the early 1830s Texas was about to explode. Although ruled by Mexico, the region was home to more than 20,000 U.S. settlers agitated by what they saw as restrictive Mexican policies. Mexican officials, concerned with illegal trading and immigration, were prepared to fight hard to keep the province under their control. Caught in the middle were the area's 4,000 Mexican Texans or Tejanos. With war on the horizon, the Tejanos had to pick a side. Many chose to fight with their Anglo neighbors against an army sent by Mexico City. The conflict pitted brother against brother and devastated the community. The Tejano gamble for a more prosperous future in an independent Texas proved tragic. Following the revolution, the Tejanos were overwhelmed by a surge of Anglo immigration -- leaving them foreigners in a land they had fought to defend.

The events on the last night in the existence of a little suburban Houston pub. It has to be closed down for development reasons but one of the regular customers, Cowboy, seems to have friends in high places.

The Battle of The Alamo

September 7, 2006

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An Uzi at the Alamo

August 4, 2005

Searching for his identity, a young writer pledges to his dysfunctional family that he will commit suicide on his 25th birthday. As the fateful day approaches, he stumbles upon love and a new sense of self. Fearing family humiliation if he backs out of his pledge, he prepares for his last birthday with the feigned support of his family.

Remember the Alamo Concert

November 27, 2007

Lyle Lovett, the Gipsy Kings, Los Lobos, Arc Angels and comedian Paul Rodriguez perform a musical tribute to the Alamo in this concert recorded live in high definition at the famed San Antonio, Texas, mission. Songs include the Gipsy Kings' "Bomboleo" and "Amigo"; Lyle Lovett's "If I Had a Boat"; Los Lobos' "Mas y Mas" and "Saint Behind the Glass"; Arc Angels' "Living in a Dream"; a rousing "La Bamba" with Los Lobos and the Gipsy Kings; and more.

Against orders and with no help of relief Texas patriots led by William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett defend the Alamo against overwhelming Mexican forces.

Paul Rodriguez's observational humor delights a sold-out audience at the Alamo in this groundbreaking concert. The location inspires new Rodriguez material on the city of San Antonio, the Alamo itself and Mexican-American history. After the show, the comic journeys to the city's famed River Walk to conduct candid interviews with locals and tourists. Then, he takes viewers on a revealing tour of the historic Alamo shrine.

Davy Crockett at the Alamo

February 23, 1955

The third of five programs about Davy Crockett involves him, Georgie and a riverboat gambler they meet searching for a new adventure, which leads them to the Alamo, which they must defend.

Doyle Bramhall II, Charlie Sexton and Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon from Stevie Ray Vaughan's band Double Trouble formed the Arc Angels in the early 1990s. This once-in-a-lifetime concert reunites the quartet at the historic Alamo. The group plays the highlights from their self-titled (and only) album for the first time in more than 10 years. They also discuss the band's history and their ties to the late great Vaughan in an exclusive interview.

On March 6, 1836 the 13-day siege of the Alamo ended. Among the dead were three men destined to become martyrs and heroes: David Crockett, James Bowie and William B. Travis. Though considered a "small affair" at the time by victorious Mexican commander, General Santa Anna, the Alamo would take its place in history as a key battle of the Texas Revolution. Cries of Remember the Alamo! would eventually fuel an American victory over Mexico.

Since 1976, the Gipsy Kings have brought their fiery fusion of flamenco, rumba Catalana and other Roma styles to audiences worldwide. This performance, filmed at San Antonio's historic Alamo, finds the group at their cultural and musical pinnacle. In addition to nine of the Grammy winners' greatest hits, the concert event also features impromptu acoustic and a cappella performances from the grounds of the national landmark.

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