A well-known and confident young woman from the Barbary Coast decides to give up her chance at love in order to succeed in card games.

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James Kincaid
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Coralie Adams
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Gerald Forsythe
Lynne Overman ...
Hector Bailey
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Steve Adams
Janet Beecher ...
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Doc Stonebraker
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Georges Renavent ...
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Marietta Canty ...
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Newspaper Publisher Brett
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A well-known and confident young woman from the Barbary Coast decides to give up her chance at love in order to succeed in card games.

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QUEEN OF HEARTS TO EVERY GAMBLER ON THE BARBARY COAST! See more »

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13 November 1942 (USA)  »

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The female lead was originally to be Ellen Drew, who was replaced just before shooting began by Priscilla Lane. See more »

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When Gerald and Steve to into another room to talk privately at the charity ball, a shadow of the boom microphone can be seen on the right door as they enter the room. See more »

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An avocation becomes a profession
1 May 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Silver Queen casts sweet young Priscilla Lane in a role that probably should have been done by someone like Barbara Stanwyck. She plays a New York society girl who has to use her gambling wiles to pay back a debt that father Eugene Palette incurred before he died. What was an avocation to her becomes a profession.

The debt that Palette incurred is as a result of a high stakes poker game where he lost the root of the family fortune, a Nevada silver mine. Palette lost it to George Brent a professional gambler, but a cavalier if there ever was one. He turns the deed of the mine over to society swell Bruce Cabot who has been engaged to Lane, perennially it would seem.

But Cabot is one society rat who keeps the mine for himself. In the end the showdown comes between Brent and Cabot. Guess who wins?

Though Silver Queen is a western as categorized, very little time is spent on the lone prairie, most of the film takes place in New York and San Francisco of the 1870s. That showdown climax is abrupt and rather clumsily staged.

But Silver Queen's biggest problem is Priscilla Lane. Barbara Stanwyck who played tough and determined women could have carried this part off with a fraction of her talent. Sweet girl next door Priscilla Lane just was not convincing in the part.

The film received Oscar nominations for Musical Scoring and black and white Art Direction. But that only serves to inflate an essentially B picture.


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