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The Proud Ones (1956)

 -  Western  -  May 1956 (USA)
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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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Cast

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

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 <dwhite@ccpl.carr.lib.md.us>

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The prize beauty of a lawless frontier! See more »

Genres:

Western

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Approved | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

May 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Furchtlosen  »

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| (FMC Library Print)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Average Shot Length = ~12.2 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~10.4 seconds. See more »

Goofs

The bowls on the table (at 8.21 mins - 8.26 mins) disappear/are re-arranged between shots. See more »

Quotes

Cass Silver, Marshal Flat Rock Kansas: Thanks again.
Thad Anderson: What for?
Cass Silver, Marshal Flat Rock Kansas: For taking the job. You can always hire fools and drunkards to do something, but when trouble comes, men are hard to find... real men, I mean.
Thad Anderson: Well, maybe I'm the fool.
Cass Silver, Marshal Flat Rock Kansas: Maybe.
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Soundtracks

Sweet Betsy from Pike
(uncredited)
Traditional american ballad with lyrics written by John A. Stone before 1858
Played on saloon piano
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See this before you see Rio Bravo
25 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another great performance by the vastly underrated Robert Ryan. The entire film has a nuanced and adult tone, completely lacking from Rio Bravo, which seems to be a rip-off by Hawks. This film belongs in the company of High Noon, The Ox-bow Incident and damn few other Westerns for the intelligence and seriousness of the script. Ryan's performance alone makes this film watchable and undated, 50 years after. How many other films can say that? Also worth mentioning are the performances of Virginia Mayo as a hard headed business woman, and Walter Brennan. Brennan with hardly any lines of dialog, manages to do more with a newspaper for a prop, and with looks between him and Ryan, then most actors can do when they're chewing the scenery.


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