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Unconquered (1947) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and produced by Cecil B. DeMille.

The film was based on the novel Unconquered, a Novel of the Pontiac Conspiracy written by Neil H. Swanson published in 1947.


DeMille's typically grandiose version of early colonial days was an extremely expensive ($5 million) bust, but with Cooper and Goddard in the leads it makes an enjoyable watch. Militia officer Cooper vies with evil da Silva for indentured servant Goddard's contract as da Silva stirs up a war with the Seneca Indians (his in-laws). Worth seeing just to witness Karloff speaking Seneca.

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Unconquered (1947)

By Beatrice on Mar 4, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Unconquered Directed by Cecil B. DeMille Written by Charles Bennett, Fredric M. Frank, and Jesse Lasky Jr. from the novel “The Judas Tree” by Neil H. Swanson 1947/USA Paramount Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental There is something wrong on so many levels with seeing Boris Karloff p... Read full article

“Unconquered” – Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard

By Art on Jun 28, 2011 From Classic Cinema Gold

THEY LIVE AGAIN! DAUNTLESS MEN and WOMEN WHO KEPT AMERICA UNCONQUERED! (original movie ad for “Unconquered”) Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard – “Unconquered” (1947) “Unconquered” (1947 – Paramount) is an adventure film produced and directed by the... Read full article

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John Fraser - blacksmith: I don't know what the Good Lord was about when he made a female out of a perfectly good rib.

Shopkeeper at the ball: You can't burn my place! It took me two years to build that store!
Capt. Christopher Holden: It'll take you all eternity to grow a new scalp.

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Gary Cooper got a salary of $300,000 - double what he usually made - and a percentage of profits: 5% of the gross to $6 million and 10% above $6 million, with a minimum guarantee of $300,000.
The film went $394,000 over budget.
Production was nicknamed "The Perils of Paulette" on the Paramount lot.
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