About the film
independence biography president lawyer texan mexican army
The First Texan
Release Date: June 29, 1956
|Slogan||:||«HE LEFT HIS MARK ACROSS THE WEST'S THOUSAND TOUGHEST MILES»|
|Production Companies||:||Walter Mirisch Productions|
|Writers||:||Daniel B. Ullman, Daniel B. Ullman|
After arriving in Texas to escape a scandal back east, lawyer Sam Houston just wants to hang out his shingle, keep a low profile, and stay out of any political intrigue. However, when President Jackson personally orders him to lead the fight for Texan independence, he overcomes his reluctance to become involved and leads his compatriots to a string of victories over the Mexican army.