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The Proud and Damned (1972)

PG | | Western | July 1972 (USA)
In 1870, five ex-Confederate soldiers get embroiled in a foreign civil war south of the border.

Director:

Ferde Grofé Jr. (as Ferde Grofe jr.)

Writer:

Ferde Grofé Jr. (as Ferde Grofe jr.)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Connors ... Will Hansen
Aron Kincaid ... Ike
Cesar Romero ... San Carlos' Mayor
José Greco ... Ramon (as Jose Greco)
Henry Capps Henry Capps ... Hank
Smokey Roberds Smokey Roberds ... Jeb
Peter Ford Peter Ford ... Billy
Andres Marquis Andres Marquis ... The General
Maria Grimm Maria Grimm ... Maria
Nana Lorca Nana Lorca ... Carmela
Anita Quinn Anita Quinn ... Mila
Conrad Parham Conrad Parham ... Captain
Álvaro Ruiz Álvaro Ruiz ... Chico (as Alvaro Ruiz)
Pacheco Pacheco ... Lieutenant
Ignacio Gómez 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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Western

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USA | Colombia | Philippines | Spain

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Proud, Damned and Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Colombia See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Anita Quinn receives an 'Introducing' credit. See more »

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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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Cheese Grater.
8 July 2017 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

The Proud and Damned is written and directed by Ferde Grofe Jr. It stars Chuck Connors, Cesar Romero and Andres Marquis. Music is by Gene Kauer and Douglas M. Lackey, and cinematography by Remegio Young.

1870 and five ex Confederate mercs arrive in South America and become embroiled in another Civil War of sorts...

Pretty poor offering, a pic that was completed in 1969 but wasn't released until three years later, one can only think that after viewing it, some financial backer saw it for the dud it is and refused release! The plot principal is sound, the fact it's a Western filmed in Columbia and set in South America (the place unnamed) is an interesting point of note, plus Connors and Romero at least have fans from which to launch potential for cult fandom. But hopes of a good film are dashed quite early.

Is being boring a valid criticism? Well yes it is, and this is a snore bore. The cast turn in auto-cue acting, all of them saddled with direlogue, the editing is messy, and the musical score irritating as it fluctuates between sorrowful guitar to bandido marching music, with some flamenco type jolly that's out of place as well, and what little action there is is laughably constructed. A bold turn of events in the narrative is worth a point at least, as is the outcome of it all - though it doesn't really make grounded sense - but ultimately this is one that deserves to stay obscure. 2/10


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