The Undefeated (1969)

G | 119 mins | Western | November 1969

Director:

Andrew V. McLaglen

Producer:

Robert L. Jacks

Cinematographer:

William H. Clothier

Editor:

Robert Simpson

Production Designer:

Carl Anderson

Production Company:

Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

Filmed on location in Mexico and in Baton Rouge, ... More Less

Filmed on location in Mexico and in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
15 Dec 1967
p. 1, 3.
Daily Variety
21 Aug 1968
p. 1, 10.
Daily Variety
23 Aug 1968
p. 1.
Daily Variety
30 Aug 1968
p. 15.
Daily Variety
2 Jan 1969
p. 10.
Daily Variety
9 Jan 1969
p. 4.
Daily Variety
5 Feb 1969
p. 30.
Daily Variety
12 Feb 1969
p. 10.
Daily Variety
12 Feb 1969
p. 14.
Daily Variety
13 Feb 1969
p. 2.
Daily Variety
14 Feb 1969
p. 2.
Daily Variety
14 Feb 1969
p. 12.
Daily Variety
6 Mar 1969
p. 4.
Daily Variety
3 Apr 1969
p. 8.
Daily Variety
10 Apr 1969
p. 11.
Daily Variety
21 Apr 1969
p. 3.
Daily Variety
30 Sep 1969
p. 3.
Daily Variety
3 Oct 1969
p. 3.
Los Angeles Times
13 Apr 1969
Section S, p. 1, 14, 23.
Los Angeles Times
19 Nov 1969
Section C, p. 17.
Los Angeles Times
21 Nov 1969
Section D, p. 21.
New York Times
5 Feb 1970
p. 33.
Variety
15 May 1968
p. 5.
Variety
16 Oct 1968
p. 30.
Variety
5 Mar 1969
p. 26.
Variety
7 May 1969
p. 4.
Variety
14 May 1969
p. 41.
Variety
21 May 1969
p. 37.
Variety
23 Jul 1969
p. 20.
Variety
26 Aug 1969
p. 8.
Variety
24 Sep 1969
p. 17.
Variety
5 Nov 1969
p. 5, 27.
Variety
7 Jan 1970
p. 27.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Cam op
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec photog eff
Spec photog eff
MAKEUP
Makeup supv
Makeup artist
Makeup artist
Makeup artist
Hairstyles
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
Prod asst
Scr supv
Stunt coordinator
Constr coordinator
Gaffer
DETAILS
Release Date:
November 1969
Premiere Information:
World premiere in New Orleans: 4 October 1969
Los Angeles opening: week of 19 November 1969
New York opening: 4 February 1970
Production Date:
7 February--late April or early May 1969
Copyright Claimant:
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 October 1969
Copyright Number:
LP37506
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
De Luxe
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
119
MPAA Rating:
G
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
22209
SYNOPSIS

At the end of the Civil War, Union Colonel John Henry Thomas, his adopted son Blue Boy, a Cheyenne Indian, and ten of his command travel to Oklahoma, intending to sell horses to the U.S. Cavalry. Offered a poor price by the government, the indignant Thomas decides to transport the herd to Durango, Mexico, for sale to the beleaguered Emperor Maximilian. While crossing the Rio Grande, the Yankees encounter Confederate Colonel James Langdon who, having destroyed his Louisiana plantation, intends with family and friends to reestablish the Confederacy in Mexico. Together the Americans repel a group of Mexican bandits who have attacked the Confederate wagon train. In gratitude, Langdon arranges a Fourth of July celebration attended by his widowed sister-in-law Ann and daughter Charlotte. At the festivity, Charlotte and Blue Boy fall in love, while the men enjoy a free-for-all. When Blue Boy later warns the Southerners that Maximilian's emissary has been murdered, they refuse to believe him and beat him in retaliation for his advances to Charlotte. Langdon's party proceeds to Durango, where they are promptly captured by General Rojas, a follower of Maximilian's nemesis, Juárez. Rojas informs the Yankees that he will kill his hostages unless the herd is given to the Juaristas. Complying with his request, Thomas saves his former adversary. Together again, Confederates and Yankees return to the ... +


At the end of the Civil War, Union Colonel John Henry Thomas, his adopted son Blue Boy, a Cheyenne Indian, and ten of his command travel to Oklahoma, intending to sell horses to the U.S. Cavalry. Offered a poor price by the government, the indignant Thomas decides to transport the herd to Durango, Mexico, for sale to the beleaguered Emperor Maximilian. While crossing the Rio Grande, the Yankees encounter Confederate Colonel James Langdon who, having destroyed his Louisiana plantation, intends with family and friends to reestablish the Confederacy in Mexico. Together the Americans repel a group of Mexican bandits who have attacked the Confederate wagon train. In gratitude, Langdon arranges a Fourth of July celebration attended by his widowed sister-in-law Ann and daughter Charlotte. At the festivity, Charlotte and Blue Boy fall in love, while the men enjoy a free-for-all. When Blue Boy later warns the Southerners that Maximilian's emissary has been murdered, they refuse to believe him and beat him in retaliation for his advances to Charlotte. Langdon's party proceeds to Durango, where they are promptly captured by General Rojas, a follower of Maximilian's nemesis, Juárez. Rojas informs the Yankees that he will kill his hostages unless the herd is given to the Juaristas. Complying with his request, Thomas saves his former adversary. Together again, Confederates and Yankees return to the U.S. +

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