Davy Crockett at the Alamo (television) Television show; aired on February 23, 1955. Episode 3. Davy heads West to Texas to help fight against the invading Mexican Army led by General Santa Anna, and has to fight his way into the Alamo, only to find that the situation there is hopeless. The stalwart defenders are eventually vanquished. Directed by Norman Foster. Stars Fess Parker (Davy Crockett), Buddy Ebsen (George Russel), Hans Conried (Thimblerig), Kenneth Tobey (James Bowie), Don Megowan (Col. Billy Travis), Nick Cravat (Bustedluck).