Yuma joins an uneasy voluntary alliance with two other men. They hope to bring back a fugitive bank president from Mexico to testify about a bank failure scheme which may force homesteaders to lose their land. But they will have to evade the Mexican militias in bringing him back.

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Houghton
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Major Lipscott
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Les Akins
Ross Sturlin ...
Mexican Soldier
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Yuma joins an uneasy voluntary alliance with two other men. They hope to bring back a fugitive bank president from Mexico to testify about a bank failure scheme which may force homesteaders to lose their land. But they will have to evade the Mexican militias in bringing him back.

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16 April 1961 (USA)  »

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In the scene toward the end, when Yuma and Crowe confront Houghton in the scrubby wilderness, a shot of Wilkerson sitting above them on some rocks shows their horses hitched up a bit in the distance, but for an instant, two shadowy men can be seen moving about with them. Presumably they are there to mind the animals during the shoot. See more »

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Vic Damone and Royal Dano
8 August 2016 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Proxy" opens with Johnny Yuma forming a trio of civilians assigned by Major Lipscott (William Bryant, eighth of nine) to return from Mexico with disgraced bank president Houghton (Vaughn Taylor, the bank manager from Hitchcock's "Psycho"), who is responsible for homesteaders being robbed of their land by greedy cattle barons. Jess Wilkerson (Vic Damone) and Ben Crowe (Royal Dano, previously seen in "Yellow Hair") are his two comrades in shady business, all three risking death to perform a humanitarian service. Crowe served as a $300 proxy during the Civil War, in place of a man too cowardly to fight, losing his left arm in the process. Wilkerson signed on to save his spineless brother from a hanging, preferring to get him a lifelong prison term in exchange. Face to face with Houghton, who believes that money can buy anything, Crowe reveals that the fugitive was the man who paid him to be a proxy. Royal Dano's solid performance is no surprise, but the fine work from crooner Vic Damone certainly is, not many acting roles on his resume, which came to an end by the mid 60s (George Sawaya would return for "The Found").


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