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|The Proud Rebel|
Actors: Alan Ladd, Olivia De Havilland, Dean Jagger, David Ladd, Cecil Kellaway
Director: Michael Curtiz
Genres: Westerns, Drama, Military & War
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Reviewed on 10/17/2009...
Alan Ladd at his best,good throw-back western.
A Family Western
James L. | 08/05/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the story of a Southern father, played by Alan Ladd, who is heading North (just after the Civil War) to find medical treatment for his mute son, played by David Ladd. The boy underwent some trauma during the war that has left him unable to speak. When the elder Ladd gets into trouble, farmwoman Olivia de Havilland bails him out with the judge, leading to his working on her farm to pay off the debt. She's having trouble with her neighbour Dean Jagger, so she needs all the help she can get. The Proud Rebel is a well made family western, with a little more emphasis on the family than on the western. Since they were, of course, a real life father and son, the Ladds have an excellent, real chemistry together on screen as well, with much quiet emotion. The younger Ladd is especially good in his role, delivering a very natural, believable performance. As the independent farmwoman, Olivia de Havilland may not seem to be the likely choice, but she is terrific in her characterization, bringing a mixture of warmth and toughness to her, as well as some good chemistry with both the Ladds. Director Michael Curtiz balances the action with the family relationships and sentiment, and the result is a film well worth viewing."
A fine, sensitive movie
James L. | 02/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Proud Rebel is a fine story. Alan Ladd and his son are perfect in their roles; the senior Ladd bringing to Rebel much of the same characterization he brought to "Shane." A good watch, and worth having in a home library."
The proud rebel
Betty Statler | Burlington, Colorado | 03/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My husband and I went to a theater in Toas New Mexico. That was in August of 1958. We enjoyed the movie very much. I'm sure we will enjoy having it to watch again."