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Unconquered (1947)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, History | 10 October 1947 (USA)
Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.

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(as Cecil B. De Mille)

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Lord Chief Justice (as Sir C. Aubrey Smith)
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In 1763, felon Abby Hale is sentenced to slavery in America. In Virginia, heroic Capt. Holden buys her, intending to free her, but villain Garth foils this plan, and Abby toils at Dave Bone's tavern. Garth is fomenting an Indian uprising to clear the wilderness of settlers, giving him a monopoly of the fur trade. Holden discovers Garth's treachery, but cannot prove anything against him. Can Holden and Abby save Fort Pitt from the Senecas? Many hairbreadth escapes. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Crimson-haired slave girl . . . desired by a man of destiny! Together they shared the thrills of the most daring spectacle De Mille ever filmed ! See more »


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10 October 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Unbesiegten  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The famous Swedish actor Edvard Persson was travelling through the US to make Jens Mansson in America (1947) when he came to Hollywood and made a cameo appearance in this film. The director, Cecil B. DeMille, reciprocated with a cameo appearance in Persson's movie. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, when Gary Cooper is shooting Howard Da Silva in the barn, he shoots him, then when he draws his other gun, another shot is heard. This kills Da Silva, even though Cooper is only holding the gun, not pulling the trigger. See more »

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Lord Chief Justice: Slavery in the colonies or the gallows here? Speak up, girl! Which is it to be?
Abigail 'Abby' Martha Hale: [Resignedly] Slavery, My Lord.
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Referenced in Variety Girl (1947) See more »

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WHIPPOORWILL'S A SINGIN'
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Written by Victor Young and Phil Boutelje
Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
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The traditional view of Colonial America
8 October 1998 | by (Canyon Lake, Texas) – See all my reviews

If you hate political correctness, you may love, "Unconquered." This film, from 1947, doesn't have the contemporarily familiar themes of evil settlers, or land thieves. In fact, the Indians are the bad guys in this one. The Indians, aided by a corrupt Englishman, have decided to wipe out white settlers in a race war. Gary Cooper is quick to the rescue. All the while he attempts to regain his bond slave, escape the gallows for treason, and fight his nemesis who happens to be the Indians' best friend. This is a strong film.


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