The Unforgiven

Neglected by critics, rejected by director John Huston, The Unforgiven is nonetheless an essential companion to Ford's The Searchers. Sourced from Searchers author Alan Le May, it follows (spot the reversal!) a Kyowa girl (Audrey Hepburn) raised by a white family then hunted down by her 'real' Injun relatives. The genocidal ending, complete with half-brother incest, has to be seen to be believed.

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Neglected by critics, rejected by director John Huston, The Unforgiven is nonetheless an essential companion to Ford’s The Searchers. Sourced from Searchers author Alan Le May, it follows (spot the reversal!) a Kyowa girl (Audrey Hepburn) raised by a white family then hunted down by her ‘real’ Injun relatives. The genocidal ending, complete with half-brother incest, has to be seen to be believed.

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