The Proud Ones


1h 34m 1953

Brief Synopsis

The first to die in an epidemic of meningitis in Vera Cruz is a French tourist. His wife Nellie, detached and indifferent, feels little grief and realizes that her coldness is her own doom. Over the next two days, she is attracted to George, a local drunk who does odd jobs for brothels and dances grotesquely for tourists in exchange for drinks. George has his own dark secret, a tragedy he caused that leaves him with a death wish. In assisting the local doctor to cope with the epidemic, these two emotional cripples enable each other to rediscover reasons to live and to love.

Film Details

Also Known As
Les Orgueilleux, Proud Ones, The, Proud and the Beautiful
Release Date
1953
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures
Location
Mexico; France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

Synopsis

A young French woman vacationing with her husband in Mexico, finds herself stranded and broke after her husband dies suddenly from a contagious fever. She falls in love with a local doctor who similarly has lost a spouse and stays to help him with his work.

Film Details

Also Known As
Les Orgueilleux, Proud Ones, The, Proud and the Beautiful
Release Date
1953
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures
Location
Mexico; France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

Award Nominations

Best Writing, Screenplay

1957

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Bronze Prize at the 1953 Venice Film Festival.

Released in United States 1953

Released in United States September 22, 1953

Shown at Venice Film Festival September 22, 1953.

Released in United States 1953

Released in United States September 22, 1953 (Shown at Venice Film Festival September 22, 1953.)