The movie contains gun-play , Western noisy action , thrills , exciting spectacle and hard-biting interpretations. Yearning to watch '' in the comfort of your own home? Also, the villain Robert Middleton wasn't the usual bad guy--it's usually some power-hungry land baron or bank robber. The Script is also not very convincing with its Back Story, but this is worth a view if nothing much to make it stand out among its Betters. Webb who carried out an exciting climax of the picture. And if that isn't enough Ryan who sustained a wound to the scalp in a gunfight in Middleton's saloon is having recurring bouts of blindness since the incident. Released 1956, 'The Proud Ones' stars , , , The movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 34 min, and received a score of out of 100 on Metacritic, which assembled reviews from knowledgeable critics.
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. It has a good cast and some unique plot elements. Virginia Mayo runs a restaurant and Robert Middleton is set to open a new saloon. There is plenty of action in the movie , guaranteeing some shoot'em up or stunts every few minutes ; it continues to thicken to the inevitable final showdown. But that is not the main problem. Meanwhile , a cowboy called Thad Anderson Jeffrey Hunter comes to town with a cattle drive and meets Sheriff Silver , who murdered Anderson's dad when he was young.
The whole thing was filmed in Burbank. Webb and starring Robert Ryan and Virginia Mayo. What will happen is anyone's guess. The story is hardly breaking new ground, the narrative clearly harks to more well known genre pieces of the 50s, though the oedipal theme that runs throughout adds an extra dimension. He finds his manhood tested again when Middleton follows him, setting up shop in Ryan's new town.
This is very good Western film making, plenty of machismo fuelled set-pieces, plenty of brooding and yearning, and it all builds to a ripper of a climax. Virginia Mayo plays his fiancee. Also worth mentioning are the performances of Virginia Mayo as a hard headed business woman, and Walter Brennan. For instance, Hunter's macho posturing early on which may be the writer's fault , his character's unnecessary rough handling of Sally while he's wounded in bed Why sure! Apart from Robert Ryan, look out for Duke 'Pals' Walter Brennan, Jeffery Hunter, Wiliam Fawcett User Review Good solid Western Action! Why not take a minute to for your own free account now? The plot is simple: A lawman is trying to keep peace in town when the trail drovers arrive. The Movie breaks toward the edge a few times with some taut gun-play and suspicious motives, but it also lingers and has some very uninspired moments. This film belongs in the company of High Noon, The Ox-bow Incident and damn few other Westerns for the intelligence and seriousness of the script.
Virginia Mayo achieves considerable skill and charm as the woman who loves Ryan. Ryan also takes his time seeking medical attention just hoping the bad guys don't find out about it and do him in. Enjoyable score , including a catching whistled theme tune that may stay with you for some while. ¨The proud ones¨ is an outlandish , surprising and uneven story but will appeal to Western aficionados. Hunter accuses him of killing his father. Robert Ryan interprets efficiently an aging marshal responsible for law and order in a frontier cattle town , Jeffrey Hunter is cool as his young colleague and Robert Middleton is nice as a ruthless saloonkeeper. The target practice piece and some other wasted Screen time with the Love Interest, a Family Man, and Walter Brennan who just sort of sits around.
My only problem is that Walter Brennan isn't given much to do. To make matters worse, the marshal's deputy, Thad Anderson , formerly one of the trail cowboys, is the son of a gunfighter Cass shot years before, in another town. Watch them both and enjoy! After arrival the railway in town , Marshal Cass has to face off villains , killers and other mean people. Special mention for the latter , Rodolfo Acosta , in his ordinary role as a cruelly baddie , he is terrific, and bears a hysterical and mocking aspect , subsequently he would play similar characters. As the movie displays shot'em up , frantic action , thrills and moving pieces. It stars Robert Ryan, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Mayo, Robert Middleton, Walter Brennan, Arthur O'Connell, Ken Clark and Rodolfo Acosta. He dropped out and was replaced by Robert Stack.
This is a fan site forum dedicated to the memory of John Wayne. The guy who is bringing in the profits and the lawlessness is saloon owner Robert Middleton and he's got history with Ryan from other towns. Robert Ryan has always been a great actor. With a script that knows exactly which buttons to push, it all leads to an exciting and surprisingly violent climax. New York Times 30 Dec 1955: 14. This sets off a wave of price gouging to take as much advantage as possible of the new business.
And western fans should not miss The Proud Ones. Is he, by any chance, a 'trigger-happy' murderer? On November 2, 1955, it was announced that Gary Cooper was to star and that Gerd Oswald was to direct, and week later it was stated that Guy Madison was to play Thad. So, when I find a Western that's just a little different, I get pretty excited. Hunter acquits himself well, as does Ryan, as the younger man tries to forgive the man he begins to admire, even after he has killed the boy's father in the line of duty. As the beleaguered marshal in this story faces a town full of profiteers with the wrongness of their selling out to be opportunistic looters of unearned wealth during a boom, the film is raised to heights of thoughtfulness and of clearly-exampled good and bad behavior seldom found in the western genre.
Colorful as well as evocative cinematography by Lucien Ballard , Peckinpah's usual. Pay attention also to a nice performance by Walter Brennan as Ryan's deputy. For example, when the Marshall lectures the Town Counsel and says. He never believes the rectitude of the Marshal who has a questionable past. This is one of his better roles.