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The Silver Horde (1930)

Passed  |   |  Drama  |  25 October 1930 (USA)
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A salmon fisherman has to choose between a bad girl and a society doll.

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Boyd Emerson
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George Balt
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Mildred Wayland
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Fred Marsh
Purnell Pratt ...
Wayne Wayland
William B. Davidson ...
Tom Hilliard (as William Davidson)
Ivan Linow ...
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Boyd Emerson loves the wealthy Mildred Wayland, but so does Boyd's unscrupulous rival in the Yukon salmon fisheries, Frederick Marsh. The two battle for Mildred's hand and for control of the thriving fishing business. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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25 October 1930 (USA)  »

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La horda argentada  »

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The title refers to migrating salmon. See more »

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Frederick 'Fred': I haven't played my last card.
Cherry Malotte: Got ya dealing off the bottom of the deck though, haven't they?
Frederick 'Fred': I came here to give you fair warning...
Cherry Malotte: [jumps to her feet] And I'm givin' it right back to you!
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Early Talkie Showcases Alaskan Action
17 September 2001 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

Fighting against great local opposition by going after THE SILVER HORDE - the magnificent schools of salmon which swarm past Alaskan shores - a decent young man finds himself caught between a bigoted society girl & a notorious prostitute.

A deft combination of action picture & soap opera, this early talkie boasts a fine, stalwart performance from a very young Joel McCrea, who displays some of the talents & charm which would soon make him a major star. A lively Evelyn Brent matches him dramatically as a lady with too much past. Poor Jean Arthur, in a strident, unsympathetic role, shows few hints of the celebrated comedienne she would become by the end of the decade.

Rough-hewn Louis Wolheim steals every scene he's in as a plug-ugly fisherman who's fiercely loyal to Miss Brent - here was an actor who was always fun to watch. Silent screen star Blanche Sweet makes one of her rare sound film appearances, playing a plain speaking harlot. Comic Raymond Hatton is amusing as a trapper with city slicker notions, while handsome Gavin Gordon makes a suave, dangerous villain.

Released in 1930, the first year of all-talkie films in Hollywood, THE SILVER HORDE displays its silent antecedents with the use of the occasional title card. This is not a weakness, however, and actually helps move the story along by explaining the plot a bit more fully.

Location filming on the Alaskan coast gives the ambiance of the film a terrific boost, while the scenes of catching & canning the salmon have a fascinating early-documentary feel to them.


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