The Proud Rebel starring Alan Ladd and Olivia de Havilland . This is a public domain movie with commentary by Bob Terry . Also in this movie is Alan Ladds son David Ladd . Also Dean Jagger James Westerfield , Cecil Kellaway , Henry Hull , Harry Dean Stanton , Tom Pittman and John Carradine . Also King the dog. This is a story of a man Alan Ladd as John Chandler looking for a cure for his sons loss of speach. Alan Ladd made many western movies and this is a pretty good one. Alan Ladd will always be most remembered for his title role in the movie western Shane . Alan Ladd started in movies in 1932 with an uncredited role in the movie Tom Brown of Culver and made his last movie as Nevada Smith in The Carpetbaggers in 1964 . The Nevada Smith character was later revised in what was really a prequel to The Carpetbaggers in a 1965 western titled Nevada Smith Starring Steve McQueen .