The Last Command 01/15/19

KL Studio Classics

The ‘other’ Hollywood studio version of the Alamo story is quite good, with strong production values, exciting stunt battle action and something Republic didn’t manage very often, a solid screenplay. Sterling Hayden is Jim Bowie, this version’s central hero, with great backup from Anna Maria Alberghetti, Ernest Borgnine, J. Carrol Naish, Ben Cooper, Jim Davis, Eduard Franz, Otto Kruger and Slim Pickens. But best of all is that old hay-shaker Arthur Hunnicutt, as the movies’ best and most natural Davy Crockett. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.