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Unconquered (1947)

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

Director:

Cecil B. DeMille (as Cecil B. De Mille)

Writers:

Charles Bennett (screenplay), Fredric M. Frank (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Cooper ... Capt. Christopher Holden
Paulette Goddard ... Abby
Howard Da Silva ... Garth (as Howard da Silva)
Boris Karloff ... Guyasuta - Chief of the Senecas
Cecil Kellaway ... Jeremy Love
Ward Bond ... John Fraser
Virginia Campbell Virginia Campbell ... Mrs. John Fraser
Katherine DeMille ... Hannah
Henry Wilcoxon ... Capt. Steele
C. Aubrey Smith ... Lord Chief Justice (as Sir C. Aubrey Smith)
Victor Varconi ... Capt. Simeon Ecuyer
Virginia Grey ... Diana
Mike Mazurki ... Bone
Porter Hall ... Leach
Richard Gaines ... Col. George Washington
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Storyline

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 »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The famous Swedish actor Edvard Persson was travelling through the US to make Jens Mansson in America (1947) when he came to Hollywood and made a cameo appearance in this film. The director, Cecil B. DeMille, reciprocated with a cameo appearance in Persson's movie. See more »

Goofs

Dan McCoy's comment, "Now that's a good Indian", about the native killed by Holden is based on the quote attributed to General Philip Henry Sheridan, "The only good Indians I ever saw were dead." Sherdan is supposed to have said this in 1869. See more »

Quotes

Lord Chief Justice: Slavery in the colonies or the gallows here? Speak up, girl! Which is it to be?
Abby: [Resignedly] Slavery, My Lord.
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Connections

Referenced in Variety Girl (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Annie Laurie
(uncredited)
by Alicia Scott
[Played when the 42nd Soldiers are marching into Fort Pitt.]
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pretty good
12 February 2004 | by kyle_furrSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unconquered See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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