The Unforgiven (1960)





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In this film, Texas woman Matilda Zachary and her sons must battle off a tribe of Kiowa Indians when it is discovered that her adopted daughter Rachel is actually of Indian birth. Unwilling to surrender Rachel to the Kiowas, the Zacharys must fight to keep her.

Rating: G
Genre: Western, Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Alan Le May, Ben Maddow
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 20, 2003
United Artists


as Ben Zachary

as Rachel Zachary

as Cash Zachary

as Johnny Portugal

as Mattilda Zachary

as Charlie

as Abe Kelsey

as Georgia Rawlins

as Jude Rawlins

as Lost Bird
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Critic Reviews for The Unforgiven

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

October 30, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Director John Huston and cameraman Franz Planer have teamed to provide an intelligent use of the medium for eye-pleasing effects...

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Top Critic

This film ... comes draped in the hair shirt of revisionism, but in reality it's an unrepentant throwback to the "good old days" when the only good Indian was a dead Indian.

Full Review… | April 8, 2006
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Audience Reviews for The Unforgiven


The exact opposite of Ford's The Searchers plotwise (wherein a widdle baby white girl gets kidnapped and brought up redskin), a widdle baby Native is kidnapped and brought up white. The moral of the tale: racism is bad if you hate the redskin girl raised in the busom of good ol'godfearin', Pilgrim ancestor family ways, but its good if it means whackin' off the rest o'th'filthy varmints. Leave your common sense by the door and its not as bad as it sounds.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


The only thing I liked about the movie was Audrey.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer


Exciting western tale of forbidden love set against America's most rugged and ruthless frontier. Audrey Hepburn is my idol.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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