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The Proud Rebel (1958)

Approved | | Western | 2 November 1958 (UK)
A Confederate veteran living in the Yankee North struggles with his son's shock induced muteness and the hate of the Northerners.

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Searching for a doctor who can help him get his son to speak again--the boy hadn't uttered a word since he saw his mother die in the fire that burned down the family home--a Confederate veteran finds himself facing a 30-day jail sentence when he's unfairly accused of starting a brawl in a small town. A local woman pays his fine, providing that he works it off on her ranch. He soon finds himself involved in the woman's struggle to keep her ranch from a local landowner who wants it--and whose sons were responsible for the man being framed for the fight. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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$1,600,000 (estimated)
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Production was halted temporarily when director Michael Curtiz had an emergency appendectomy. See more »

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The opening scene - supposedly Illinois - shows a tall mountain range. There are no mountains in Illinois. See more »

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Mr. Gorman: Why don't you have a picture taken, Linnett, with your pretty dress and bonnet?
Linnett Moore: Well, what would I do with it?
Mr. Gorman: Look at it now and then. In ten years from now, you'll know what you looked like today.
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A REAL FAMILY CLASSIC
23 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I grew up watching "Family Classics with Frazier Thomas", a program that featured a wide variety of family friendly movies. This was one of them(so was TOBOR THE GREAT but we won't get into that-I just finished reviewing that clunker a few minutes ago). Alan Ladd plays Civil War veteran John Chandler, who is seeking treatment for his mute son(played by real-life son David Ladd), and meets up with a town spinster (Olivia DeHavilland), who takes both of them in when Chandler is falsley accused of starting a brawl, facing thirty days in the town jail. In the meantime, a sheep herder (Dean Jagger) and his juvenile-delinquent sons attempt to force DeHavilland off her ranch. Chandler must also make the tough choice to sell young David's beloved dog to a breeder in order to pay for his treatment.

The performances are first-rate. Alan and David have one of the best father-son chemistries in movie history-(along with Jon Voight and Ricky Schroeder in THE CHAMP twenty or so years later). Also, Olivia DeHavilland, Dean Jagger, and veteran actor Harry Dean Stanton help make this one a must-see for all. Even horror veteran John Carradine makes a cameo appearance in the opening scene.

Sadly, this family classic makes the untimely death of Alan Ladd a few years later all the more tragic.

Rating: ****1/2 out of *****


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