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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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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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WHERE MEN OF IRON SHOOT IT OUT FOR A CITY OF SILVER (original poster-all caps) See more »

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29 May 1948 (USA)  »

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La rivière d'argent  »

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Errol Flynn's last film with director Raoul Walsh. See more »

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Major Spencer: I can't blame you for feeling bitter
Michael J. 'Mike' McComb: Bitter? Uh,uh I'm not bitter. I'm grateful. For the lesson.
Major Spencer: Lesson?
Michael J. 'Mike' McComb: Yes. I didn't follow their rules so they tossed me out. But I'll follow them from now on in. Except they're gonna be my rules. In other words, if there's gonna be any shoving around, next time I'll do it
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"I just love to see Yankees and their money part company."
25 July 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Errol Flynn is kicked out of the Union Army at the end of the Civil War for disobeying orders, albeit for good reasons. Now embittered, he travels to Silver City, Nevada, where he becomes a successful businessman through ruthless tactics. He also has an eye for married Ann Sheridan. Eventually Flynn's ruthlessness catches up with him.

So-so western with a decent cast and director. Flynn's amoral character makes for interesting viewing, though the cop-out ending is absolutely terrible and undermines the rest of the film. Nice support from Thomas Mitchell, Tom D'Andrea, and Barton MacLane. The part with Ulysses S. Grant is amusing, particularly his short height, which is surprisingly historically accurate. The last of seven films Flynn made with director Raoul Walsh. Flynn's alcoholism and poor behavior while filming ticked Walsh off so much he refused to work with him again.


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