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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

Sally, Cass' Woman: Well, the town's growing up. More people means more money.
Cass Silver, Marshal Flat Rock Kansas: As far as I'm concerned, more people means more trouble.
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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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A Cinemascope reworking of "Red Skies of Montana"
19 December 2004 | by reelguy2See all my reviews

Twentieth-Century-Fox was second only to Warner Bros. in rehashing the plot lines of its earlier films. "The Proud Ones" was made a mere four years after "Red Skies of Montana" - but the similarities between the films are only too obvious. The newer film even features the same star, Jeffrey Hunter. Not only that, "The Proud Ones" incorporates music cues that Sol Kaplan composed for "Red Skies of Montana." The story of the Cinemascope picture is bound to evoke deja vu: a young upstart seeks vengeance on an older man he believes is responsible for the death of his father. As the young man, Jeffrey Hunter deserves credit for lending credibility to a character whose actions are anything but credible. He did the same miraculous job in "Red Skies of Montana." If anyone thinks Hunter was just a pretty face, his subtle work in these films should prove he had much more to offer.

The rest of the cast in "The Proud Ones" is also excellent, helping to make this one heck of a movie. Unlike its also good predecessor, this "remake" is a western. The genre was obviously chosen to make it seem different from the original. But make no mistake, the two movies are essentially the same. Watch them both and enjoy!


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