This epic saga is set against the backdrop of the struggle for Texas' independence following the battle of the Alamo. A cattle tycoon (Clark Gable) is asked by President Andrew Jackson (Lionel Barrymore) to persuade Sam Houston to bring Texas into the Union. Along the way he clashes with an influential politician (Broderick Crawford), while romancing his newspaper editor girlfriend (Ava Gardner). With Beulah Bondi, Moroni Olsen. 94 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.