The Alamo (1960) - Parents Guide Movie Rating

The Alamo
MPA: PG BBFC: PG Maturity Rating 7+

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Sex & Nudity


Extremely mild. A woman wears a low-cut top in a couple of scenes. Some soldiers and women dance and act flirtatious, but nothing lewd.

Violence & Gore


There are fistfight scenes though out the movie. There are men that can be seen getting shot by shotguns and stabbed by swords and knives. They're also seen getting blown up by cannon blasts, but not in gory detail. The film takes place during Texas's fight for independence from Mexico in 1836. There are at least two battles in the film. All of the important - and some not so important - male characters are killed at the end - Davy Crockett, Colonel Travis, Colonel Jim Bowie, and every other male character defending the Alamo, except for the fictional character Smitty (Frankie Avalon), who is presumably sent to deliver a message to Sam Houston, but who has really been sent so that he won't be killed in the upcoming final battle. Sam Houston is neither wounded or killed. The men at the Alamo are shot or stabbed. Several scream as they die or are stabbed. Davy Crockett is stabbed with a bayonet while carrying a torch to blow up the remaining gunpowder. He blows himself up along with it. Jim Bowie is stabbed to death while lying in bed already injured. Colonel Travis is shot to death.



"Damn" is used 4 times including 1 "Dammit", also the word "Hell" is used and 1 use of the word "Ass". "Prissy Jackass" is used in a deleted scene only shown in the Roadshow version.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking


Some smoking of cigars. Drinking throughout the movie including drunkenness (or pretended drunkenness) at different times.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


There are dead bodies shown in the movie after the fall of the Alamo. Jim Bowie, who in the film hates Col. Travis, challenges him to a duel, but the duel is never fought. The whole final battle is very intense. After the battle, there is another intense moment when the Mexican soldiers discover Captain Dickinson's wife and children hiding, and she screams in terror. But nothing is shown in as gory a manner as would be portrayed today. Bowie cries when he learns his wife has died of the plague during his absence.