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

Evelyn Brent ... Cherry Malotte

Louis Wolheim ... George Balt

Joel McCrea ... Boyd Emerson
Raymond Hatton ... Fraser

Jean Arthur ... Mildred Wayland
Gavin Gordon ... Fred Marsh

Blanche Sweet ... Queenie
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 ... Waiter (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Waiter (uncredited)
Dennis O'Keefe ... Dance Extra (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
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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Final film of Blanche Sweet.See more »
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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A Cast of Salmon, 31 May 2012
Author: wes-connors from Earth

In Alaska, handsome fisherman Joel McCrea (as Boyd Emerson) finds a place to stay with gun-wielding saloon girl Evelyn Brent (as Cherry Malotte). She falls in love with him, but he seems more interested in business, where she begins to help. A lot. "The Silver Horde" refers a big netting of silvery salmon. Thousands of them. This story is very rough going, with only a film buff's cast to keep you interested. A memorable future co-star for Mr. McCrea, young Jean Arthur (as Mildred Wayland) plays the home girl...

Former "silent" film star Blanche Sweet (as Queenie) appears in the second half. This was the last feature for Ms. Sweet, until a 1950s comeback attempt; perhaps surprisingly, she looks and sounds fine. McCrea's nemesis is well-played by Gavin Gordon (as Frederick Marsh), who had just made "Romance" (1930) with Greta Garbo. You can also enjoy a couple of the era's more appreciated character actors, Louis Wolheim (as George Balt) and Raymond Hatton (as Fraser), mugging it up as a comic relief team.

**** The Silver Horde (10/25/30) George Archainbaud ~ Joel McCrea, Evelyn Brent, Gavin Gordon, Blanche Sweet

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