The Symbol of the Unconquered

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The Symbol of the Unconquered
(The Wilderness Trail)
The Symbol of the Unconquered 1920 newspaperad.jpg
Contemporary newspaper advertisement.
Directed by Oscar Micheaux
Produced by Oscar Micheaux
Written by Oscar Micheaux
Starring Iris Hall
Release dates
  • November 29, 1920 (1920-11-29)
Running time 54 minutes; 7 reels (silentera has it at 8 reels, IMDb says 5 reels)
Country United States
Language Silent
The Symbol of the Unconquered
Scene from the film.

The Symbol of the Unconquered (aka The Wilderness Trail) is a 1920 silent "race film" drama produced, written and directed by Oscar Micheaux.

This film is Micheaux's fourth feature length film and along with Within Our Gates is amongst his earliest surviving works. This film was made at Fort Lee, New Jersey and released by Micheaux on November 29, 1920. A print of the film is extant at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.[1] [2]


  • Iris Hall - Eve Mason
  • Walker Thompson - Hugh Van Allen
  • Lawrence Chenault - Jefferson Driscoll
  • Mattie Wilkes - Mother Driscoll
  • Louis Dean - August Barr
  • Leigh Whipper - Tugi, Indian Fakir
  • Jim Burris - ?
  • E. G. Tatum - Abraham
  • James Burrrough - ?
  • George Catlin - Dick Mason


  1. ^ Symbol of the Unconquered at SilentEra
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute (1988)

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