Eons ago I watched on TV the two-part miniseries “The Alamo: 13 Days To Glory.” At the time I thought it was pretty good; much later I realized how dumb it was: Civil War-era uniforms for Texan officers in 1836? Brian Keith as Davy Crockett?! Texan volunteer from Tennessee William Cloud falling for a young Mexican senorita whom he marries the night before the final attack?! Alec Baldwin as William B. Travis?! Baldwin’s Travis standing on top of a well and dying there during the fall of the fort?! Stock footage a go-go from the classic Alamo flick The Last Command edited in?! Lorne Greene as an old, drunken, cowardly Sam Houston?! I could go on and on, people. If you ask me, Burt Kennedy was somewhat pedestrian as a director, at least on this turkey.
However, I did also discover it had taken some of its title from a non-fiction book it had been –extremely- loosely based on; this non-fiction book.