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The Proud Ones (1956)

Approved  |   |  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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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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A MAN OF FIERCE PRIDE...and six-guns to match! See more »

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Western

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Release Date:

May 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Furchtlosen  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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In February 1955 Gregory Peck was set to star. See more »

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

Quotes

[the town council asks Cass to resign]
Mr. Sam Bolton, Owner Boltons Emporium: I hope you don't take this as a personal reflection on you, Cass.
Cass Silver, Marshal Flat Rock Kansas: No, Sam, I don't. I take it as a personal reflection on you - all of you! The minute you people smelled money, this town got an attack of larceny. I don't blame it on Barrett; I blame it you. You're supposed to be respectable. You talk about law and order; you'd sell out for a copper penny - any one of you. You're robbin' and stealin' the same as he is, with your fifty dollar boots and your ...
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Sweet Betsy from Pike
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Traditional american ballad with lyrics written by John A. Stone before 1858
Played on saloon piano
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Good solid Western Action!
19 September 2005 | by (southwestern Arizona) – See all my reviews

The Proud Ones is just that: A Western about the proud men of the Old West starring Robert Ryan and Virginia Mayo and a host of other good performers. The plot is simple: A lawman is trying to keep peace in town when the trail drovers arrive. One of them, a young cowboy with two sixguns on his hips, has a grudge against the lawman because the lawman killed his father a few years earlier in another town. Ryan, playing the lawman, takes the youth under his wings and trains him. Eventually, he comes around. But that is not the main problem. Ryan, suffering a wound, is having trouble with his eye-sight and it's effecting his work. That will pose a great problem before the movie ends.

Robert Ryan has always been a great actor. He plays the tough, hard character in nearly every film and does it as though it were as natural for him as eating dinner. And he comes through in amazing style in this Western as the lawman.

It's a really good Western with some solid Western action and, for those who are Western fans, it is one well worth viewing over and over. For the mainline theme is: How much will a man/woman do in order to retain their honor and pride? It's a question each of us have to face in life and this movie offers some good feedback about the answer.

I strongly recommend the movie to all.


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