Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier 1955 Disney Film



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Davy Crockett plot from IMDb: "American frontiersman Davy Crockett fights in the Creek Indian War, is elected to the U.S. Congress and fights for Texas at the Alamo."


The trailer can be found online.


Cast and Characters:

Fess Parker as Davy Crockett

Buddy Ebsen as George "Georgie" Russell

William Bakewell as Tobias Norton

Basil Ruysdael as Andrew Jackson

Pat Hogan as Chief Red Stick

Mike Mazurki as Bigfoot Mason

Hans Conried as Thimblerig

Don Megowan as William B. Travis

Helene Stanley as Polly Crockett

Kenneth Tobey as James Bowie

Campbell Brown as Bruno

Jefferson Thompson as Charlie Two Shirts

Nick Cravat as Busted Luck

Jim Maddux as Congressman #1

Robert Booth as Congressman #2

Eugene Brindel as Billy Crockett

Benjamin Hornbuckle as Henderson

Henry Joyner as Swaney

Ray Whitetree as Johnny Crockett

Hal Youngblood as Opponent of political speaker


Directed by Norman Foster

Written by Tom Blackburn

Produced by Bill Walsh

Cinematography: Charles P. Boyle

Edited by Chester W. Schaeffer

Music by Thomas W. Blackburn (lyrics), George Bruns, Edward H. Plumb (orchestration)

Production company: Walt Disney Productions

Distributed by Buena Vista Film Distribution Co., Inc.

Release date: May 25, 1955

Running time: 93 minutes

Box office: $2,150,000 (US)


Songs:

"The Ballad of Davy Crockett" – Lyrics by Tom Blackburn, music by George Bruns, sung by The Wellingtons

"Farewell to the Mountains" – Poem by Davy Crockett, music by George Bruns, sung by Fess Parker


DAVY CROCKET FAQ


Who played Davy Crockett in the Walt Disney film?

Fess Parker


How many Davy Crockett movies are there?

2


Is Davy Crocket a Disney movie?

Yes!


Why is Davy Crockett called King of the Wild Frontier?

He was a great frontiersman.


Who plays Bigfoot Mason in Davy Crockett?

Mike Mazurki


Who was the real Davy Crockett?

"David Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was an American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician." (From Wikipedia)


Did Davy Crockett really wrestle a bear?

Apparently!