Originally shown as part of the January 24, 1958 episode of "Texas in Review," this clip uses artwork depicting various historical scenes to recount the story of the battle of the Alamo. The film also includes a brief history of the Mission of San Antonio de Valero and gives a tour of the remaining chapel, highlighting building features and relics, such as Jim Bowie's famous knife.
"Texas in Review" was a television series sponsored by the Humble Oil & Refining Company. Originally produced in a news-like format by Fort Worth's Channel 5, the series was later given to the Jamieson Film Company, who developed its newsreel and TV-magazine style. For five years, Jamieson produced the program in its entirety (writing, filming, editing), until recession-induced budget cuts caused Humble Oil to cancel it in 1958. While on air in Dallas, it enjoyed the prime time spot between the popular "Burns & Allen" and "I Love Lucy."