The Unforgiven – 1960 – English
Film directed in 1960 by John Huston, and starring Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Audie Murphy, John Saxon, Charles Bickford, Lillian Gish, Albert Salmi, Joseph Wiseman, June Walker, Kipp Hamilton, Arnold Merritt, Doug McClure, Carlos Rivas…
Synopsis: Western about racial intolerance focuses around Kiowa claim that the Zachary daughter is one of their own, stolen in a raid. The dispute results in other whites turning their backs on the Zacharys when the truth is revealed by Mother. Cash, the hotheaded brother, reacts violently upon learning his “sister” is a “red-hide Indian.” He leaves the family but returns to help them fight off an Indian raid.
Review: The Unforgiven – A family of ranchers – led by an imposing Burt Lancaster – has to fight on two fronts: against the Indians, and also against the gossip of the people regarding the origin of the little one of the family – wonderful, as always, Audrey Hepburn -. A magnificent western by John Huston that, although it is not among the classics of the genre, it did have an excellent cast of secondary and dramatic sequences as powerful as they were well shot.