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The Proud Rebel

The Proud Rebel“An excellent Western starring the
  superb Alan Ladd, The Proud Rebel
  is the story of a father’s search to
  find a cure for his son — who has
  witnessed an horrific incident that
  has rendered him unable to speak...”


AFTER THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, John Chandler (the talented Alan Ladd) travels North in the hope that he will be able to find a doctor to treat his young son David (Alan
's own son, David Ladd), who loses the ability to speak after he witnesses a shocking event during the war.

In the uncertain years that followed the conflict, there is still prejudice from the North towards the South and Chandler is sentenced to a large fine or 30 days in jail when he is unjustly accused of starting a fight with the Burleigh Brothers, who come from a powerful local ranching family. All Chandler wants to do is to find someone who can help his son as quickly as possible but trouble seems unavoidable.

Luckily for father and son, Linette Moore (superbly portrayed by the lovely and double Oscar-winning actress Olivia De Havilland: Gone With The Wind), who witnesses the fight, pays the fine in exchange for Chandler working on her farm for thirty days but there are still two problems to overcome. Linette is in danger of losing the farm as the Burleighs are intent on taking over her land; and Chandler still does not have enough money to pay for a specialist doctor to help young David.

Chandler is forced to sell David's dog Lance (played by a gorgeous dog called King), knowing that the boy will be heartbroken. As they set off to see the doctor, David has no idea what his father has done.

Chandler's desperate search for a cure for David has come at a price — but will his son finally be able to talk? Their future happiness depends on David confronting his demons and his father finding a way to get Lance back and also helping Linette to keep her home.

The film also features: Cecil Kellaway as Dr Enos Davis (Quaker); Harry Dean Stanton as Jeb Burleigh and Tom Pittman as Tom Burleigh. Cinematography is by Ted D McCord; Writers are James Edward Grant (Story), Lille Hayward and Joseph Petracca; Produced by Samuel Goldwyn Jr; and Directed by Michael Curtiz who won an Oscar for Casablanca
.

The Proud Rebel is an enjoyable classic western with a compulsive and emotional storyline with excellent chemistry between father and son Alan and David Ladd. Superbly filmed, this fine movie comes to DVD courtesy of Pegasus Entertainment Ltd and is released on 11 October 2010. Available from Gem Logistics (telephone 0845 456 6400 or email orders@gemlogistics.co.uk). DVD Running Time: 100 Minutes | RRP: 5.99 | Colour | Certificate: U.

"The Proud Rebel is an enjoyable classic western with a compulsive and emotional storyline with excellent chemistry between father and son Alan and David Ladd" —Maggie Woods, MotorBar