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 asks him to lead the fight for Texan independence, he overcomes his reluctance to become involved and leads his compatriots to the decisive victory over Santa Anna and the Mexican army to gains Texas' independence.
A GIANT OF A MAN...IN A GIANT OF A LAND! Tall in the saddle, restless of heart...he ranged across a violent land, forging an era with cold steel!
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Did You Know?
When Houston arrives in Washington, there's an establishing shot which is, supposedly, the Executive Mansion (now called the White House). The building is clearly not that building. See more
On the first day of December, in 1832, a man rode up to a muddy stream called the Red River. When he crossed this river, he was in Texas. He was a man in search of a new life, because his previous one had left him desolated and sick at heart. He was a man of size and strength and he had history in his hands. His name was Sam Houston.
Version of The Conqueror
The First Texan
Lyrics by McElbert Moore
Music by Roy Webb See more