Unconquered (1947)

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Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.


(as Cecil B. De Mille)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Howard Da Silva ...
Garth (as Howard da Silva)
Virginia Campbell ...
Lord Chief Justice (as Sir C. Aubrey Smith)
Victor Varconi ...
Capt. Simeon Ecuyer
Virginia Grey ...
Porter Hall ...
Richard Gaines ...


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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Release Date:

10 October 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Unbesiegten  »

Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


DeMille became enraged at Goddard when the actress refused to do a stunt that required her to have fireballs thrown at her. DeMille was forced to use a stuntwoman who was burned. Five years later when the director was making "The Greatest Show on Earth," he reportedly had his revenge by turning down Goddard's acceptance of a key role and replacing her with Gloria Grahame. See more »


During the rapids chase six Senecas occupy each of two long canoes. Later in the chase the canoes are shorter and hold only three men apiece. See more »


Shopkeeper at the ball: You can't burn my place! It took me two years to build that store!
Capt. Christopher Holden: It'll take you all eternity to grow a new scalp.
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Featured in Cecil B. DeMille: American Epic (2004) See more »


Annie Laurie
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[Played when the 42nd Soldiers are marching into Fort Pitt.]
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pretty good
12 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I had heard that Howard Hawks wanted Gary Cooper to play the lead in red river, but Cooper didn't want to play a character that dark so he played in this instead. That would of been cool to see Cooper play John Wayne's part in Red River. This movie has a great cast like Cooper, Ward Bond, Boris Karloff and directed by Cecil B. DeMille. This movie has been compared to Northwest Passage but i think this one is better. Cooper is good as usual and so is the rest of the cast.

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