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      Unconquered

      Released Oct 10, 1947 2h 26m Adventure List
      86% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 67% Audience Score 250+ Ratings To avoid execution on a trumped-up charge, Abby (Paulette Goddard) agrees to be enslaved in the British colonies of North America. The captain of the transport ship, Martin Garth (Howard da Silva), has his eye on her, but he is outbid by Capt. Chris Holden (Gary Cooper), a Virginian. After setting Abby free on shore, Holden learns that Native Americans are plotting to attack the settlers. Holden, suspecting that Garth is in on the scheme, aims to stop them before all the colonists are killed. Read More Read Less

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      James Agee TIME Magazine Cecil Blount DeMille's florid, $5,000,000, Technicolored celebration of Gary Cooper's virility, Paulette Goddard's femininity and the American Frontier Spirit. Mar 2, 2018 Full Review Frank J. Avella Edge Media Network I found it offensive on many levels, but ridiculously entertaining. Rated: B- Aug 19, 2021 Full Review Tom Meek Cambridge Day To not be moved by Keller or the film is to be unmovable... Mar 12, 2021 Full Review Virginia Graham The Spectator For all its absurdity Unconquered has its Technicolorful moments... For the sake of these as well as for the pleasure of seeing Mr. [Gary] Cooper again much can be endured. Jun 13, 2018 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) It's big. It's colorful. It's exciting. It's filled with movie stars who look like movie stars. It's preposterous in the way that only a Cecil B. DeMille movie can be. Rated: 4.5/5 Jul 29, 2014 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com You don't expect from DeMille logic or accuracy as the showman is notorious for preposterous spectacles such as this expensive historic epic whose appeal rests on Cooper's masculine image and Paulette Goddard's sexiness shown in a bathtub or torture stake Rated: C+ Jun 25, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Nizar N This movie represents all that Hollywood is, and was a few decades back. Polished, well-directed, well-acted out but with a twist of clichés and a sprinkle of racism and sexism. On the one hand, the viewer is treated to some beautiful scenes and shots, in addition to the great performances (from everyone) and chemistry between Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard, whose appearance is vivacious. The length of the movie does not pose as big a problem as is generally regarded. On the other hand, the plot can be predictable and it is known from the very beginning that the "good guys" have to eventually win, and above all the natives are portrayed as nothing but a bunch of blood-thirsty barbarians, which could be overlooked (given the plot) hadn't the settlers been portrayed in contrast as innocents who demand nothing but peace, even though they're the colonizers! The sexist remarks and the slavery can be considered ordinary and might offer a realistic portrayal of the 18th century, but what is not ordinary is showing one side as humane and trying to draw contempt towards it (like making a little boy scream "mama") while portraying the other in a way that would attract absolutely no sympathy. Of course, Unconquered is not the only movie to force the viewer to take a side, but that is not the problem per se. In all cases, it's still an enjoyable movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Too long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member accurate and beautiful depiction of native americans Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review charles f Another triumph of its director Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Really dull movie. Very disappointed. With charismatic stars like Cooper and Goddard, I as expecting a much better movie. The film was largely poorly acted, and the script was even worse. While the landscape was beautiful, the camerawork was unimaginative and dull. The Indians were just terrible, not even portrayed like real people. I'm surprised this movie was rated so highly. This is probably the worst movie of 1947 I've seen. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member good historical epic Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis To avoid execution on a trumped-up charge, Abby (Paulette Goddard) agrees to be enslaved in the British colonies of North America. The captain of the transport ship, Martin Garth (Howard da Silva), has his eye on her, but he is outbid by Capt. Chris Holden (Gary Cooper), a Virginian. After setting Abby free on shore, Holden learns that Native Americans are plotting to attack the settlers. Holden, suspecting that Garth is in on the scheme, aims to stop them before all the colonists are killed.
      Director
      Cecil B. DeMille
      Screenwriter
      Charles Bennett, Fredric M. Frank, Jesse Lasky Jr.
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Genre
      Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 10, 1947, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      May 22, 2007
      Runtime
      2h 26m