The Undefeated

Synopsis: After the Civil War, ex-Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and ex-Confederate Colonel James Langdon are leading two disparate groups of people through strife-torn Mexico. John Henry and company are bringing horses to the unpopular Mexican government for $35 a head while Langdon is leading a contingent of displaced southerners, who are looking for a new life in Mexico after losing their property to carpetbaggers. The two men are eventually forced to mend their differences in order to fight off both bandits and revolutionaries, as they try to lead their friends and kin to safety.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Andrew V. McLaglen
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min

[ Bugle Call ]

[ Men Whooping ]

[ Whooping Continues ]

[ Man ] Fire!


[ Grunts ]

[ Horse Neighing ]

[ Grunts, Groans ]

Bugler, sound recall!

[ Man Approaching On Horse ]|It's over!

It's over!

Corporal Clemens, sir, from|Masters' Brigade at Dante's Crossroads!

Who gave you permission to come|ridin' across the face of my|command yellin' like a fool?

- Have you got a message for me|from General Masters?|- Yes, sir.

- Deliver it!|- That's it, sir!

- The war is over!|- [ Men Cheering ]

Lee surrendered to General Grant|in Virginia-- a place|called Appomattox Courthouse!

- When?|- Three days ago, sir!

[ Cheering Continues ]

Three days, huh?

General Masters just got word|himself, Colonel Thomas!

Our wires were down!|With your permission, sir!

Rig up a flag of truce,|Blue Boy!

- Short Grub?|- Yo!

Let's go!

I be a sergeant, sir!|Can I be of any service to y'all?

I'd like to talk|to your commanding officer!

Who be givin' orders today,Jim?

Yes, sir?


I've just received word that Lee|surrendered to Grant three days ago!

- Yes, sir!|- You knew it?

We received the news yesterday!

I don't think you understand,|Major! The war is over!

No, sir!

Are you telling me that|you intend to keep fighting?

- Haven't we just proven it?|- But why?

Because this is our land,|and you're on it!

We're all Americans!

Yes, sir! That's always been|the saddest part of it!

- Good day, sir!|- Colonel.

Thank you for your courtesy!


Come on!

- Captain Anderson!|- Here, sir!

General Robert E! Lee|surrendered! Am I right?

Yes, sir!

That means that officially we|no longer exist as an armed body,

yet everywhere I look here|today I see armed men!!!

wearing uniforms|and flying the battle flag!

- Get it down!|- Yes, sir!


Yes, sir?

- Take down the flag!|- Yes, sir!

All right, people,|now listen to me, all of you!

We have about 2,000 miles to go!

Seven hundred of them are between|here and the Mexican border!!!

and through a Yankee|occupation army!

We are not gonna give the lowliest|blue belly we meet along the way!!!

any reason to suspect we're anything|but a band ofhomeless pilgrims.

Until we cross the Rio Grande,|arms and ammunition will remain|in the bottom of the wagons!

You men pack those uniforms away|and wear regular clothing.

The poorer looking, the better.

Now, once across the border,|we still have another 500 miles to go!!!

before we reach|a town called Durango!

There we will be met by representatives|of Emperor Maximilian!!!

who will escort us to Mexico City!

- Captain Anderson!|- Sir?

- We leave at midnight!|- Yes, sir!

[ Soldiers Singing ]|Hurrah, boys, hurrah

Down with the traitor|Up with the star

Oh, we'll rally|'round the flag, boys

We'll rally once again

Shouting the battle cry|of freedom

We will rally from the hillside

We'll gather from the plain

Shouting the battle cry|of freedom

The Union forever|Hurrah, boys, hurrah

Down with the traitor|Up with the star

While we rally|'round the flag, boys

Rally once again

Shouting the battle cry|of freedom

- [ Union Song Continues ]|- I wish I was in the land of cotton

Old times there|were not forgotten

Look away, look away|Look away, Dixie Land

In Dixie Land where I was born

Early on one frosty mornin'|Look away, look away

Look away, Dixie Land

I wish I was in Dixie|Hooray, hooray

In Dixie Land|I'll take my stand

To live and die in Dixie

Away, away|Away down south in Dixie

Away, away|Away down south in Dixie


Ah, Mrs! Langdon!|My name is Benedict!

Thad Benedict, late of Pittsburgh,|but now of Natchez!

This here's my partner,|Jimmy Collins!

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James Lee Barrett

James Lee Barrett (November 19, 1929 – October 15, 1989) was an American author, producer and screenwriter. more…

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