Gone to Texas (film)

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Gone to Texas
Written byFrank Q. Dobbs
John Binder
Directed byPeter Levin
StarringSam Elliott
Music byDennis McCarthy
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producerJ.D. Feigelson
ProducersFrank Q. Dobbs
Paul Freeman (supervising producer)
Sam Elliott (associate producer) (uncredited)
Production locationsLaredo, Texas
Alamo Village - Highway 674, Brackettville, Texas
Sam Houston Park - 1100 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas
Winedale Historical Farm - FM 2714, Round Top, Texas
CinematographyFrank Watts
EditorsMike Eliot
Paula Sanburn
Running time144 minutes
Production companiesFriedgen Productions
J.D. Feigelson Productions
TAFT Entertainment Pictures
Original release
ReleaseNovember 22, 1986 (1986-11-22)

Gone to Texas is a 1986 American made-for-television biographical film originally titled Houston: The Legend of Texas.[1] It stars Sam Elliott in the title role, and is a biopic of Sam Houston's years as Governor of Tennessee through his involvement in the Texas Revolution.[2]

This production is notable for the complete absence of Davy Crockett in the Battle of the Alamo scenes.



  1. ^ "Gone to Texas". www.tcm.com. Retrieved February 18, 2021.
  2. ^ Pitts, Michael R. (2013). Western Movies: A Guide to 5,105 Feature Films, 2d ed. McFarland. p. 129. ISBN 978-1-4766-0090-1.

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