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Silver River (1948)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance | Western  -  29 May 1948 (USA)
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Unjustly booted out of the cavalry, Mike McComb strikes out for Nevada, and deciding never to be used again, ruthlessly works his way up to becoming one of the most powerful silver magnates... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Michael J. 'Mike' McComb
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Georgia Moore
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John Plato Beck
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Stanley Moore
Tom D'Andrea ...
'Pistol' Porter
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'Banjo' Sweeney
Monte Blue ...
'Buck' Chevigee
Jonathan Hale ...
Major Spencer
Al Bridge ...
Sam Slade (as Alan Bridge)
Arthur Space ...
Major Ross
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Unjustly booted out of the cavalry, Mike McComb strikes out for Nevada, and deciding never to be used again, ruthlessly works his way up to becoming one of the most powerful silver magnates in the west. His empire begins to fall apart as the other mining combines rise against him and his stubbornness loses him the support of his wife and old friends. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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silver | empire | widow | river | indian | See more »

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DOWN THE GLORY ROAD THEY THUNDERED...TO BUILD A NEW EMPIRE IN A LAND OF VIRGIN SILVER! (original poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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29 May 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La rivière d'argent  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Errol Flynn's chronic alcoholism was a problem throughout production. See more »

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Referenced in El crimen del cine Oriente (1997) See more »

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The Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Music by William Steffe
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Mildly Interesting Bur Unpleasant
23 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a bit of a downer. The plot is hardly upbeat. It is a pessimistic story. Pessimistic stories can be engrossing-look at "The Treasure of Sierra Madre" for example-but, here, not all that much interesting happens. The performers do their usual shtick.. Sheridan, Bennett, and Mitchell are exactly the people you expect them to be, based on countless other movies. No great disadvantage, but no real advantage either.

Flynn is the main problem, but the problem is not with his looks. He appears older but still fit and handsome. He reads his lines and does his character well enough; his character is bitter and angry and cynical. But something very important is missing. The character is in no way likable. He is without humor, and, except for anger, without any juice, without any elan, without any positive emotion. We don't sympathize with him. We don't care if he repents.

Flynn looks unattractive because he plays an unattractive character. The movie has only a modicum of entertainment value primarily for this same reason.


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