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Director:
Writers:
James Lee Barrett (screenplay)
Stanley Hough (story)
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Release Date:
27 November 1969 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Major, I don't think you realise that the war is over. See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... Col. John Henry Thomas

Rock Hudson ... Col. James Langdon
Antonio Aguilar ... Gen. Rojas (as Tony Aguilar)
Roman Gabriel ... Blue Boy

Marian McCargo ... Ann

Lee Meriwether ... Margaret

Merlin Olsen ... Little George
Melissa Newman ... Charlotte

Bruce Cabot ... Jeff Newby

Jan-Michael Vincent ... Bubba Wilkes (as Michael Vincent)

Ben Johnson ... Short Grub
Edward Faulkner ... Anderson

Harry Carey Jr. ... Webster

Paul Fix ... Gen. Joe Masters

Royal Dano ... Maj. Sanders

Richard Mulligan ... Dan Morse
Carlos Rivas ... Diaz

John Agar ... Christian
Guy Raymond ... Giles
Don Collier ... Goodyear
Big John Hamilton ... Mudlow

Dub Taylor ... McCartney
Henry Beckman ... Thad Benedict
Víctor Junco ... Maj. Tapia

Robert Donner ... Judd Mailer

Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Escalante (as Pedro Armendariz Jr.)
James Dobson ... Jamison

Rudy Diaz ... Sanchez
Richard Angarola ... Petain

James McEachin ... Jimmy Collins
Gregg Palmer ... Parker
Juan García ... Col. Gomez

Kiel Martin ... Union Runner
Bob Gravage ... Joe Hicks
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Faulkner ... Mrs. Anderson (uncredited)
Barbara Faulkner ... Anderson's Daughter (uncredited)
Jan Faulkner ... Anderson's Daughter (uncredited)
Leslie Faulkner ... Anderson's Daughter (uncredited)
'Chico' Hernandez ... Boy on Wagon (uncredited)
John Hudkins ... Whit (uncredited)

Hal Needham ... Yankee Corporal at River Crossing (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... Yankee Sergeant at River (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrew V. McLaglen 
 
Writing credits
James Lee Barrett (screenplay)

Stanley Hough (story) (as Stanley L. Hough)

Lewis B. Patten  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Robert L. Jacks .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hugo Montenegro 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Clothier 
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Simpson  (as Robert Simpson)
 
Art Direction by
Carl Anderson 
 
Set Decoration by
Chester Bayhi 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
 
Makeup Department
Edith Lindon .... hair stylist
Leo Lotito Jr. .... makeup artist (as Leo Lotito)
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup supervisor (as Dan Striepeke)
Dave Grayson .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Clarence Eurist .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Cunningham .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
David Dockendorf .... sound
Richard Overton .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Hal Needham .... stunt coordinator
Denny Arnold .... stunts (uncredited)
Stan Barrett .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Bullock .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Burk .... stunts (uncredited)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Tap Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Roydon Clark .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Couch .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Couch .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Feazell .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Gatlin .... stunts (uncredited)
Alan Gibbs .... stunts (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert .... stunts (uncredited)
Kent Hays .... stunts (uncredited)
Clyde Hudkins Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
John Hudkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary McLarty .... stunts (uncredited)
Hal Needham .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Nuckles .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Orrison .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
J.N. Roberts .... stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham .... stunts (uncredited)
Wally Rose .... stunts (uncredited)
Danny Sands .... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Waugh .... stunts (uncredited)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts (uncredited)
Walter Wyatt .... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Ziker .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Luster Bayless .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Hugo Montenegro .... conductor
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (as Herbert Spencer)
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Alf Clausen .... music copyist (uncredited)
Alexander Gerens .... music copyist (uncredited)
Ralph Grasso .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (uncredited)
Jack Hayes .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Wally Heglin .... music copyist (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Carol Kaye .... musician: fender bass (uncredited)
Shelly Manne .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
David Tamkin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
'Chema' Hernandez .... livestock coordinator (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
119 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Finland:K-12 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | New Zealand:PG | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | USA:G | West Germany:16 (f) (original rating) | West Germany:12 (f) (re-rating)

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Trivia:
John Wayne liked casting himself against tall actors, so when the 6'7" James Arness became unavailable, he helped cast Rock Hudson, who was at least as tall as he. He also wanted someone to play bridge with, and knew that Hudson was a good bridge player.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Looking closely, you can see the rifle of the tenth member of the firing squad. Also you can plainly see his shadow on the ground at a 10 o' clock position. There are several other shots that confirm the number.See more »
Quotes:
Cpl. Little George:Oh, no. Not again.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in American Sexual Revolution (1971)See more »

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What was the name of the cat in The Undefeated?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Major, I don't think you realise that the war is over., 10 December 2010
Author: The-Spike from United Kingdom

The Undefeated is directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and adapted for the screen by James Lee Barrett from a story by Stanley L. Hough. It stars John Wayne & Rock Hudson, features a musical score by Hugo Montenegro and William H. Clothier provides the South Western cinematography.

Much yee-hawing and lots of patriotic fervour, The Undefeated is a fun and undemanding way for the Western fan to spend a couple of hours. Plot basically revolves around some post Civil War rivalries between Union and Confederate leaders played by Wayne and Hudson respectively. Both men and the groups they have under their control, get mixed up in the Maximillian/Juarez revolution in Mexico. Cue moral quandaries, big decisions and life affirming human interests; as McLaglen (aided by Wayne apparently) directs unfussy without pushing the envelope of Western directing. True enough at times the tone is uneven, it's hard to tell if it's meant to be light hearted or serious during some passages (kind of why John Ford was a genre master since he could achieve it comfortably), and some casting decisions are rather baffling (hello Roman Gabriel); but it's all very spirited, especially Hudson, to round it out as a solid genre offering from the late 1960s. 6.5/10

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