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25 October 1930 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Evelyn Brent ... Cherry Malotte

Joel McCrea ... Boyd Emerson

Louis Wolheim ... George Balt

Jean Arthur ... Mildred Wayland
Raymond Hatton ... Fraser

Blanche Sweet ... Queenie
Gavin Gordon ... Fred Marsh
Purnell Pratt ... Wayne Wayland
William B. Davidson ... Tom Hilliard (as William Davidson)
Ivan Linow ... Svenson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dick Curtis ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Servant (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Waiter (uncredited)

Dennis O'Keefe ... Night Club Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
George Archainbaud 
Writing credits
Rex Beach (by)

Wallace Smith (adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by
William LeBaron .... producer
William Sistrom .... associate producer
Cinematography by
John W. Boyle (photography)
Leo Tover (photography)
Film Editing by
Otto Ludwig 
Costume Design by
Max Rée 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas Atkins .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Max Rée .... scenery
Sound Department
Clem Portman .... recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
William H. Clothier .... camera operator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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75 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)
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The title refers to migrating salmon.See more »
Mildred Wayland:And such a woman! A hanger-on in men's camps!See more »
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15 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
A must see "uncorseted" movie, 11 January 2007
Author: ScenicRoute from United States

This movie is a must see for the quote that is cited by IMDb in its description. This quote should be as as famous as "Play it again, Sam" and all the other lines that the Oscars are touting this year. Note that "I am what I am" is right there, 1930, way before La Cage aux Folles. Watching a movie like this makes me understand that the strict enforcement of the Production Code in 1934 really was in lock-step with the rise of fascism worldwide - movies such as the Silver Horde were dangerous - immensely threatening to the patriarchy and those who supported it - "society women" (though many were rebelling) and working-class Roman Catholics (the 1934 role of the American Church in ensuring the 30-year enforcement of the production code is well documented). Like so many of these pre-Code movies, female liberation is simply a matter of fact - we need to watch these movies because we don't understand our history, both domestically and in the context of the rise of fascism in the 1930s, and this history desperately needs to be retold. These movies are the way in to understanding the sexual aspect of the political movement. Even if the rest of the movie is melodramatic bunk, everyone should have the above scene taped and ready to play whenever we despair that all the world's women will obtain freedom from fascism in any of its toxic manifestations. In this movie, Evelyn Brent, as a woman, runs circles around the actresses of that time who cemented their fame for prosperity - Crawford, Davis, Hepburn, but she shall have the last laugh when they "settle things in this world or the next" (notice her use of "or" - another term paper there) for it is she who delivers these magnificent lines...

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