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Director:
Writers:
Ben Maddow (screenplay)
Alan Le May (based on a novel by)
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Release Date:
6 April 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A NEW TRIUMPH FROM ACADEMY AWARD WINNER JOHN HUSTON (original ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiawa tribe. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Outstanding western. See more (72 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Burt Lancaster ... Ben Zachary

Audrey Hepburn ... Rachel Zachary

Audie Murphy ... Cash Zachary

John Saxon ... Johnny Portugal

Charles Bickford ... Zeb Rawlins

Lillian Gish ... Mattilda Zachary

Albert Salmi ... Charlie Rawlins

Joseph Wiseman ... Abe Kelsey
June Walker ... Hagar Rawlins
Kipp Hamilton ... Georgia Rawlins
Arnold Merritt ... Jude Rawlins

Doug McClure ... Andy Zachary
Carlos Rivas ... Lost Bird
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Directed by
John Huston 
 
Writing credits
Ben Maddow (screenplay)

Alan Le May (based on a novel by) (as Alan LeMay)

Produced by
Harold Hecht .... presents (as Hecht Hill and Lancaster)
James Hill .... producer
Burt Lancaster .... co-producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Dimitri Tiomkin 
 
Cinematography by
Franz Planer (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Russell Lloyd 
 
Art Direction by
Stephen B. Grimes  (as Stephen Grimes)
 
Costume Design by
Dorothy Jeakins 
 
Makeup Department
Frank La Rue .... makeup artist (as Frank LaRue)
Frank McCoy .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gilbert Kurland .... executive production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Shaw .... assistant director
Emilio Fernández .... second unit director (uncredited)
Carlos Villatoro .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ramón Rodríguez Granada .... associate art director (as Ramon Rodriguez Granada)
Ross C. Burke .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Basil Fenton-Smith .... sound recordist
Leslie Hodgson .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Dave Koehler .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jack Conner .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Terhune .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Inge Morath .... still photographer (uncredited)
James Saper .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia .... orchestra: recorded in Rome Italy with (as The Santa Cecilia Orchestra)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Dimitri Tiomkin .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Harold Hecht .... presents (as Hecht Hill and Lancaster)
James Hill .... presents (as Hecht Hill and Lancaster)
Burt Lancaster .... presents (as Hecht Hill and Lancaster)
'Chema' Hernandez .... head wrangler (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
125 min | USA:121 min (Turner library print)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:6 (re-rating) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating: feature and trailer) (2003) | UK:PG (video rating) (1995) (1996) | USA:Approved (PCA #19245) | West Germany:12 (f)
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Trivia:
"The Unforgiven" was Audrey Hepburn's only Western.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: In the search scene in the desert, at high winds, when the two cowboys try to reach for the cactus' protection, the horse's mane dangles like if there was no wind at all.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[yelling at a cow eating grass growing on the Zachary family's roof]
Rachel Zachary:Shoo now! Shoo! Ain't you got no better manners than to eat at the top of a house?
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Soundtrack:
Turkey in the StrawSee more »

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42 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
Outstanding western., 12 June 2000
Author: jack.hunter

I believe this western to be one of the most overlooked western films of the period. When one looks at the westerns made before 1960 it is difficult to find many that come close to comparing with the realism, adult themes and complex characterisation of this film. I have viewed this film multiple times over a period of years and enjoy it more with each viewing. The movie is brilliantly cast with especially great performances from Charles Bickford (Zeb Rawlins), Joseph Wiseman (Abe Kelsey), Lillian Gish (Mattilda Zachary)and June Walker (Hagar Rawlins). This western has it all; uniformly wonderful performances from the entire cast, excellent dialogue, and a real look and feel of the western frontier. I give this film a 9 out of 10.

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