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The 2014 John Wayne Film Festival will present The Alamo, the 1960 film in which General Santa Anna and the Mexican army are sweeping across Texas. To be able to stop him, General Sam Houston (Richard Boone) needs time to get his main force into shape. To buy that time he orders Colonel William Travis (Laurence Harvey) to defend a small mission on the Mexicans' route at all costs. Travis' small troop is swelled by groups accompanying Jim Bowie (Richard Widmark) and Davy Crockett (John Wayne), but as the situation becomes ever more desperate Travis makes it clear there will be no shame if they leave while they can.