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The Proud and Damned (1972)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  July 1972 (USA)
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A group of five Confederate mercenaries led by Sergeant Will Hansen must choose sides carefully in a small village where they find themselves trapped in the middle of a rebellion. The group... See full summary »

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Will Hansen
Aron Kincaid ...
Ike
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San Carlos' Mayor
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Ramon (as Jose Greco)
Smokey Roberds ...
Jeb
Henry Capps ...
Hank
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Billy
Andres Marquis ...
The General
Maria Grimm ...
Maria
Nana Lorca ...
Carmela
Anita Quinn ...
Mila
Conrad Parham ...
Capt. Juan Hernandez
Álvaro Ruiz ...
Chico (as Alvaro Ruiz)
Pacheco ...
Lieutenant
Ignacio Gómez ...
Padre (as Ignacio Gomez)
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A group of five Confederate mercenaries led by Sergeant Will Hansen must choose sides carefully in a small village where they find themselves trapped in the middle of a rebellion. The group is torn as to whether they should honor the powerful military dictator who forces them to spy for him or help the local village fight for its independence. Follow Sergeant Hansen and his men as they make a decision that could cost them their lives. Written by Michaelj@new.rr.com

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Haunted by war, they still found something worth fighting for!


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Hank: Will, did you have to shoot him? Couldn't you have pistol-whipped him instead or something?
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Windblown
by Henry Capps, Smokey Roberds and Murray MacLeod
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Despite the Rumors, it's not Lethal
31 August 2007 | by (Vulcan) – See all my reviews

The Proud and the Damned is an historical-fiction western starring Chuck Conners and a relatively unknown, but not bad, cast. The film appears to have been filmed in the Chihuahuan Desert, though the setting is inexplicably identified as South America early-on.

Conners leads a group of refugee confederate soldiers traveling through a country in the middle of its own civil war. Apparently, Conners' boys have taken a few odd jobs as mercenaries en-route, and both sides in the present conflict want their help.

The film is essentially an American-made spaghetti-western, without the plot convolutions and tension (or Clint Eastwood) that made this genre so interesting. About mid-way through the story, the film meanders and seems fated to fizzle into oblivion rather than going out with a bang, but it does eventually wander back to its track. The script is occasionally bloated, but not bad. Once in a while, the film actually presents some interesting anthropological points. The acting is surprisingly OK. And the sets, scenery and cinematography are good.

It won't kill you. This is a much more entertaining western than I had anticipated. However, I will limit my recommendation to fans of western movies.


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