The Undefeated

  • Film
  • Westerns
A characteristically folksy Western, sprawling around in the post-Civil War rivalries between Union (Wayne) and Confederacy (Hudson, remarkably good). Wayne, discovering that the Union army is planning to cheat him on a horse-trading deal, decides instead to drive his herd down to Mexico to sell to the Emperor Maximilian; Hudson, meanwhile, is leading a wagon train of disgruntled Southerners to settle in Mexico at the Emperor's invitation. Their odysseys converge, and when their arrival in Mexico coincides with the Juarez revolt, they decide that the good old US of A provides better choices than these pesky foreigners after all. It's all stirringly traditional stuff, with a lively supporting cast, and made very easy on the eye by William Clothier's camerawork.

Release details

Duration: 118 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Andrew V McLaglen
Screenwriter: James Lee Barrett
Cast: John Wayne
Rock Hudson
Tony Aguilar
Roman Gabriel
Bruce Cabot
Lee Meriwether
Ben Johnson
Harry Carey Jr
Paul Fix
Jan-Michael Vincent
Royal Dano
Richard Mulligan
John Agar
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