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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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Good enough to be likeable, likeable enough to be good See more (46 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:
During filming John Wayne fell from his horse and fractured three ribs. He couldn't work for almost two weeks. Then he tore a ligament in his shoulder and couldn't use one arm at all. The director, Andrew V. McLaglen, could only film him from an angle for the rest of the picture. His only concern throughout was not to disappoint his fans, despite being in terrible pain.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The cavalry uniforms are Indian Wars vintage, not Civil War uniforms.See more »
Quotes:
Col. James Langdon:[on finding his men still in uniform] General Robert E. Lee surrendered, am I right?
Capt. Anderson:Yes, sir.
Col. James Langdon:That means that officially we no longer exist as an armed body; yet everywhere I look here today I see armed men, wearing uniforms and flying the battle flag! Get it down!
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Good enough to be likeable, likeable enough to be good, 25 September 2003
Author: Vladimir from Sydney, Australia

The Undefeated is a pretty good Western flick. It's light-hearted (for the most part), solid entertainment. John Wayne plays a Yankee soldier who forms an unlikely friendship with a Confederate, played by Rock Hudson, very shortly after the end of the Civil War. The two are both leading men south of the border for various reasons, and as the film progresses, the two help each other, rescue each other, and share a few drinks a number of times.

That's why it's light-hearted, there's a lot of smiles from both lead actors, all the supporting cast and, I dare say, the majority of the audience. There are very few unlikeable parts to this movie. That's not to say it's outrageously good; some of the supporting cast look amateurish at times, and the music occasionally stifles the action on screen, but aside from that, it's fine. John Wayne and Rock Hudson were two of those rare actor types who can't put in a bad performance if they try, but I don't think I need to tell you that.

It's a good package. Perfect for evening viewing, I'd recommend, as I just spent a very profitable evening in front of it. Some short but sweet action scenes, some just plain sweet romance subplots and a good and happy ending makes for one satisfied viewer. Far from perfect but great all the same. *** / *****

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