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The Unforgiven (1960) was a Western - Romance Film directed by John Huston and produced by Harold Hecht, Burt Lancaster and James Hill.

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THE UNFORGIVEN

By Dan Day Jr. on Aug 17, 2014 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

The Kino/Lorber company has been releasing rare & unusual films on home video for years, particularly those from the silent era. This year the company started a "Kino/Lorber Studio Classics" line which will release a number of MGM/United Artists titles. One of the latest is the off-beat 1960 Wes... Read full article


THE UNFORGIVEN

By Dan Day Jr. on Aug 17, 2014 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

The Kino/Lorber company has been releasing rare & unusual films on home video for years, particularly those from the silent era. This year the company started a "Kino/Lorber Studio Classics" line which will release a number of MGM/United Artists titles. One of the latest is the off-beat 1960 Wes... Read full article


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Lost Bird: We come in peace.
Ben Zachary: My land. My sky. You are welcome.
Lost Bird: Young horses. Good for fighting. Good for hunting. You take.
Ben Zachary: I am ashamed. I have nothing to offer you.
Lost Bird: In house. You have woman. One our women.
Ben Zachary: Who told you this.
Lost Bird: Old man. One your tribe. Carry long knife. He say you have one our women.
Ben Zachary: He is crazy.
Lost Bird: Sun speak through him. Talk to dead people. He say woman your house my sister.
Ben Zachary: He lies. Woman my house white. Dahkoi. Father white, mother white. Burned to death by you; by Kiowa.
Lost Bird: How many horses for woman?
Ben Zachary: There are not enough horses in the world. Not as many as you can catch. Not as many as you can steal.


[first lines]
[yelling at a cow eating grass growing on the Zachary family's roof]
Rachel Zachary: Shoo now! Shoo! Ain't you got no better manners than to eat at the top of a house?


[Cash advocates killing the Kiowa outside of the house]
Ben: All right, Cash. Let's see if they're after our scalps first.
[shoots the top of one Indian's lance]
Ben: I'm going out to talk. Cash, if they break the peace, kill them.
Cash: When will that be?
Ben: When they kill me.


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Average Shot Length (ASL) = 8.7 seconds
Before filming began, director John Huston and star Burt Lancaster took actress Lillian Gish out to the desert to teach her how to shoot, which she would have to do in the film. However, Huston was astounded to discover that Gish could shoot more accurately, and faster, than both he and Lancaster, who thought themselves expert marksmen. It turned out that early in her career Gish was taught how to shoot by notorious western outlaw and gunfighter Al J. Jennings, who had become an actor after his release from a long prison sentence for train robbery and was in the cast of one of her films. She found that she liked shooting and over the years had developed into an expert shot.
"The Unforgiven" was Audrey Hepburn's only Western.
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