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The Unforgiven (1960)





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A Texas woman, Matilda Zachary (Lillian Gish), and her sons (Burt Lancaster, Doug McClure, and Audie Murphy) must battle off a tribe of Kiowa Indians when it is discovered that her adopted daughter, Rachel (Audrey Hepburn), is actually of Indian birth. Unwilling to surrender Rachel to the Kiowas, the Zacharys must fight to keep her.

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Burt Lancaster
as Ben Zachary
Audrey Hepburn
as Rachel Zachary
Audie Murphy
as Cash Zachary
John Saxon
as Johnny Portugal
Lillian Gish
as Mattilda Zachary
Albert Salmi
as Charlie
Joseph Wiseman
as Abe Kelsey
Kipp Hamilton
as Georgia Rawlins
Arnold Merritt
as Jude Rawlins
Carlos Rivas
as Lost Bird
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Critic Reviews for The Unforgiven

All Critics (4)

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.

April 8, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Considering how Huston and Lancaster have artistic disagreements over filming, it surprisingly still turned out relatively well.

January 17, 2005 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Terrific Western with a strong message

July 30, 2004 | Rating: 5/5

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
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


The only thing I liked about the movie was Audrey.

Leigh Ryan
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
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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