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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Marshal Cass Silver
... Sally
... Thad Anderson
... Honest John Barrett
... Jake
... Jim Dexter
... Pike
... Chico
... Dillon
Fay Roope ... Markham
... Dr. Barlow
... 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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May 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Furchtlosen  »

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$1,400,000 (estimated)
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| (FMC Library Print)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Color by Deluxe)

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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

Thad Anderson: I can take care of myself!
Cass Silver, Marshal Flat Rock Kansas: Taking care of yourself is one thing; taking care of a town is another.
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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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Rock Solid Western Action
2 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

My brother gave me this movie for Christmas because he knows I love Robert Ryan. There's just something about middle-aged character actors from the "golden age" of Hollywood that appeals to me; they're so cool and tough in ways that modern actors just can't match.

And this movie did not disappoint me. Ryan is great in it. He's macho and wise but also vulnerable. There were times when I was genuinely worried that the bad guys would get the upper hand over him.

In fact, quite a lot of this movie is suspenseful. It has many unexpected twists, not only in terms of "surprise" action but also character development. The constantly evolving relationship between Ryan and Jeffrey Hunter is a particular source of interest.

Even the mandatory love interest - Virginia Mayo - gets a lot of solid character development, though she does disappear from the movie for somewhat long periods of time.

Best scene? When Ryan rips into the cowardly town council. It's simply awesome.


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