Watch the movie on Kanopy beforehand, then join us for a lively Friday evening discussion on Zoom. Register for this program to receive the Zoom login information via email.
Confederate veteran John Chandler (Alan Ladd) returns from defeat in war to find his home destroyed, his wife dead and his young son, David (David Ladd), traumatized and rendered mute. Desperate to cure the boy, Chandler takes David to a small town in Illinois where he hopes to find a doctor. But, soon after the pair arrives, Chandler finds himself framed for assault -- and forced to choose between serving hard time and working for struggling local farmer Linnett Moore (Olivia de Havilland). The Proud Rebel is one of the last films directed by the legendary Michael Curtiz (Casablanca, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Mildred Pierce, White Christmas).
Joining us for this discussion will be special guest Alan K. Rode, film historian and author of Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film.
Not rated, 103 min.
NOTE: Since this is a webinar event, no passcode is required.