According to imdb there was a lot of things going on behind the scenes, like political stuff and controversy. It was Waynes directing debut and some say the movie suffers from his inexperience at this task. In my opinion, whatever you think about what happened at The Alamo for real, it is a great movie. Just don't see this as a history lesson because I am sure it's not watertight on that front. And the final battle alone is worth watching this. Thousands of extra, horses and stuff. That is real movie making.