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The Undefeated Details


This routine western finds Union Colonel John Henry Thomas (John Wayne) and company attacking Confederate soldiers lead by Colonel James Langdon (Rock Hudson). After a crushing defeat, Langdon torches his plantation rather than have it fall into enemy hands. A group of Southerners accept the invitation of Emperor Maximilian to join them, and Langdon heads off with a wagon train of settlers to a new land. Thomas with his adopted Indian son Blue Boy (Roman Gabriel) bring a herd of 3,000 horses across the Rio Grand for sale. The two factions meet at a Fourth of July party and relive the war through a drunken brawl. When Mexican General Rojas (Tony Aguilar) holds the Southerners hostage, Thomas orders the herd to stampede into the General's camp as ransom payment for their former enemies. Merlin Olsen plays the blacksmith Little George. Both Gabriel and Olsen were pro-football all-stars for the Los Angeles Rams. Olsen continued his acting and sports announcing after his gridiron days were over. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi


John Wayne
as Col. John Henry Thomas
Rock Hudson
as Col. James Langdon
Marian McCargo
as Ann
Lee Meriwether
as Margaret
Merlin Olsen
as Big George
Bruce Cabot
as Jeff Newby
Ben Johnson
as Short Grub
Edward Faulkner
as Anderson
Harry Carey, Jr.
as Webster
Royal Dano
as Maj.Sanders
Richard Mulligan
as Dan Morse
Carlos Rivas
as diaz
Guy Raymond
as Giles
Don Collier
as Goodyear
Dub Taylor
as McCartney
Henry Beckman
as Thad Benedict
Victor Junco
as Maj. Tapia
Robert Donner
as Judd Mailer
Pedro Armendariz, Jr.
as Escalante
James Dobson
as Jamison
Richard Angarola
as Petain
James McEachin
as Jimmy Collins
Gregg Palmer
as Parker
Kiel Martin
as Union Runner
Bob Gravage
as Joe Hicks
Chuck Roberson
as Yankee Officer
Paul Fix
as Gen. Joe Masters
John Agar
as Christian
Paul Fix
as Gen. Joe Masters
Chuck Roberson
as Yankee Officer


Andrew V. McLaglen
William H. Clothier
Hugo Montenegro
Composer (Music Score)
Hugo Montenegro
Musical Direction/Supervision
Walter Scott
Set Designer
David Dockendorf
Sound/Sound Designer
Art Cruickshank
Special Effects
Hal Needham
Hal Needham
Hugo Montenegro