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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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(screenplay), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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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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I bought this woman for my own..and I'll kill the man who touches her! See more »


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10 October 1947 (USA)  »

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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

Cecil B. DeMille became enraged at Paulette Goddard when she refused to do a stunt that required her to have fireballs thrown at her. DeMille was forced to use a stuntwoman, who got burned. Five years later when the director was making The Greatest Show on Earth (1952), he reportedly had his revenge by turning down Goddard's acceptance of a key role and replacing her with Gloria Grahame. See more »

Goofs

When going over the waterfall, support wires can be seen on the actors. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Variety Girl (1947) See more »

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Wha Saw the 42nd
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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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