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      The Proud Ones

      1956 1h 34m Western List
      Reviews 50% Audience Score 100+ Ratings There's trouble brewing for Marshal Cass Silver (Robert Ryan), a Kansas lawman struggling to maintain peace in his small cattle town. As the community awaits a sweep of trail herds coming from Texas, Honest John Barrett (Robert Middleton), the shady owner of the town saloon, plots to have Silver killed. Things get even worse when Thad Anderson (Jeffrey Hunter), the son of a hired gun killed by Silver years earlier in self-defense, arrives in town. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Richard G. R I liked this western a lot. I've always liked Robert Ryan westerns and film noirs. Basic story, likable cast. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/24 Full Review William L More compelling than your average Western of the period, with confused loyalties and Ryan as a marshal who upsets the crisp, beloved image of the stereotypical sheriff with his "trigger-happy" reputation (even if it is always shown to be false), but still slips into plenty of tired plot points and clichés. The antagonists are relatively generic and the performances aren't necessarily stellar, not destined to become a classic by anyone's standards. (2.5/5) Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 08/12/20 Full Review Audience Member Enjoyable western, nothing more. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Generic but it's got great photography. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review dave j Tuesday, September 4, 2012 (1956) The Proud Ones ADULT WESTERN To some, it's a repitition of several superior and critically acclaim Westerns such as "High Noon", "For A Few Dollars More" and "Rio Bravo" to name a few but to me it's one of the biggest influences despite delving into a lot of familar territory. A film that's based on a novel by Verne Athanas and made like a well written one which the set up has Robert Ryan as hard nosed principal Marshal Cass Silver warning some workers that he's the marshall upon coming to his town- an original introduction that cuts to the chase. One of those so-called workers happen to be an already grown up son whose father was one of the people the marshal's shot and killed many years ago with 'rumors' flying around that he's killed people in cold blood even when they're not armed and is trigger happy, and at first suspects that this young guys father may have been one of those people that was unjustly shot. Just when the marshall was about to propose to his new wife, Sally played by Viginia Mayo, he then hears that a hated collegue is about to settle into his town to open a casino and it is then where he gets a serious concussion, for the rest of the film dwells on him and his concussion, the antogonistic collegue, his finace and the young man bent on some justice for his father's death which is well balanced and requires mature viewing since it's centered more on it's complicated situations than on action. As forementioned, this is a combination of several 'popular' Westerns including (1952) "High Noon" because the marshall's worried fiance who want him to quit, (1959) "Rio Bravo" because of the protagonists character who is identical to John Waynes character including the final gunfight in the barn, and (1965) "For A Few Dollars More" because of the use of 'whistles' for the musical score(Notice that it was made before "Rio Bravo" and "For A Few Dollars More") . My only quip is that I wish it was longer than the 94 minute running time- it almost demands it for it wasn't for the memorable dialogue. It's also nice to see actor Robert Ryan playing a good guy for a change since he's often portraying these hard exterior often bad guy roles. Classic 3.5 out of 4 Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member High quality compact western with good production values and an excellent cast. Robert Ryan, a tremendous actor, is fine as a man on the right side of the law here. For someone who could play venality like few others he was equally adapt at portraying men of conscience due to an inner core of integrity. The rest of the cast is full of familiar faces doing good work although Virginia Mayio is wasted again. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis There's trouble brewing for Marshal Cass Silver (Robert Ryan), a Kansas lawman struggling to maintain peace in his small cattle town. As the community awaits a sweep of trail herds coming from Texas, Honest John Barrett (Robert Middleton), the shady owner of the town saloon, plots to have Silver killed. Things get even worse when Thad Anderson (Jeffrey Hunter), the son of a hired gun killed by Silver years earlier in self-defense, arrives in town.
      Director
      Robert D. Webb
      Producer
      Robert L. Jacks
      Production Co
      20th Century Fox
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2011
      Runtime
      1h 34m
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
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