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The Proud Ones (1956)

Approved | | Western | May 1956 (USA)
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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Marshal Cass Silver
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Sally
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Thad Anderson
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Honest John Barrett
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Jake
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Jim Dexter
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Pike
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Chico
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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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A MAN OF FIERCE PRIDE...and six-guns to match! See more »

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Western

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May 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Furchtlosen  »

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Chico, Barrett's Hired Gun: You know, pride can kill a man faster than a bullet.
Cass Silver, Marshal Flat Rock Kansas: So can over-confidence, Chico.
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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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A Cinemascope reworking of "Red Skies of Montana"
19 December 2004 | by (Boulder, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Twentieth-Century-Fox was second only to Warner Bros. in rehashing the plot lines of its earlier films. "The Proud Ones" was made a mere four years after "Red Skies of Montana" - but the similarities between the films are only too obvious. The newer film even features the same star, Jeffrey Hunter. Not only that, "The Proud Ones" incorporates music cues that Sol Kaplan composed for "Red Skies of Montana." The story of the Cinemascope picture is bound to evoke deja vu: a young upstart seeks vengeance on an older man he believes is responsible for the death of his father. As the young man, Jeffrey Hunter deserves credit for lending credibility to a character whose actions are anything but credible. He did the same miraculous job in "Red Skies of Montana." If anyone thinks Hunter was just a pretty face, his subtle work in these films should prove he had much more to offer.

The rest of the cast in "The Proud Ones" is also excellent, helping to make this one heck of a movie. Unlike its also good predecessor, this "remake" is a western. The genre was obviously chosen to make it seem different from the original. But make no mistake, the two movies are essentially the same. Watch them both and enjoy!


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