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The Proud Ones (1956)

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Marshal Cass Silver has to deal with his old nemesis, a corrupt gambler, and his hired guns come to town as well as recurring bouts of blindness.



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Complete credited cast:
Marshal Cass Silver
Thad Anderson
Robert Middleton ...
Honest John Barrett
Jim Dexter
Rodolfo Acosta ...
George Mathews ...
Fay Roope ...
Dr. Barlow
Mr. Sam Bolton


Marshal Silver is run out of town under suspicion of being a trigger-happy killer after shooting a hired gun of Honest John Barrett. A placid life in a new town is interrupted by the reappearance of Barrett, old enemies and the son of the hired gun from years ago, Anderson. Written by Doug White <>

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Release Date:

May 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Furchtlosen  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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After the purchase of the novel in December 1952 Victor Mature, Robert Wagner and Debra Paget were tentatively set for the leads and that Frank P. Rosenberg was going to produce for 20th Century Fox. See more »


When the sheriff brings in two men for attempted robbery, he puts them in the cell without removing their gun belts. See more »


Cass Silver, Marshal Flat Rock Kansas: Your first lesson comes now. At night, always walk in the shadows - you can see better. In the daytime, walk away from the sun - you'll live longer.
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Sweet Betsy from Pike
Traditional american ballad with lyrics written by John A. Stone before 1858
Played on saloon piano
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The quintessential thinking western.
11 July 2001 | by (Shellharbour, Australia) – See all my reviews

The quintessential thinking western. The man wronged (Ryan), the dependable woman in his life (Mayo), the young man searching for the truth(?) (Hunter).

A good western with the normal hallmarks of this genre. Good storyline, actors who can actually act (Jeff Hunter's best acting display since "The Searchers") and importantly in any move or TV programme , great, haunting soundtrack. The whistling of this gives this western depth and feeling. The other actors, including the head villain, all play their parts with a modicum of effort, enhancing this film.

The various shootouts are well handled, with Ryan's worsening disability becoming more obvious, as an example the shootout in the barn. Hunter's young man changes as the movie progresses in now not wanting to kill a semi blind man and also realising that perhaps the sherrif is right but his search for the truth of his father will out.

The final confrontation in the saloon followed by the the haunting soundtrack makes for a memorable western.

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