Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
1955, NR, 93 min. Directed by Norman Foster. Starring Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen.
REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Wed., Feb. 20, 2002
Get out those coonskin caps. Disney's King of the Wild Frontier is in town to entice a new generation. The feature film is actually an amalgam of the three Davy Crockett television episodes aired during the Disney Studios' first year of TV programming. The American folk hero is portrayed as a heroic fighter of Indians and other varmints. The episodes included are "Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter," "Davy Crockett Goes to Congress," and "Davy Crockett at the Alamo."