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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.

Director:

Robert D. Webb

Writers:

Edmund H. North (screenplay) (as Edmund North), Joseph Petracca (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Ryan ... Marshal Cass Silver
Virginia Mayo ... Sally
Jeffrey Hunter ... Thad Anderson
Robert Middleton ... Honest John Barrett
Walter Brennan ... Jake
Arthur O'Connell ... Jim Dexter
Ken Clark ... Pike
Rodolfo Acosta ... Chico
George Mathews ... Dillon
Fay Roope Fay Roope ... Markham
Edward Platt ... Dr. Barlow
Whit Bissell ... 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

May 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Furchtlosen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,400,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After the purchase of the novel in December 1952 Victor Mature, Robert Wagner and Debra Paget were tentatively set for the leads and that Frank P. Rosenberg was going to produce for 20th Century Fox. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[Cass throws Dillon in jail]
Dillon, Palace Saloon Manager: You think you can keep me in here?
Cass Silver, Marshal Flat Rock Kansas: No. You're going to hang, Dillon.
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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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Good solid Western Action!
19 September 2005 | by Flaming_star_69See 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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