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Silver River (1948)

Passed | | Romance, Western | 29 May 1948 (USA)
After Mike McComb is booted out of the cavalry, he becomes riverboat gambler and silver mine owner in Nevada.

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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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Romance | Western

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29 May 1948 (USA)  »

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La rivière d'argent  »

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$3,204,000 (estimated)
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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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Referenced in 99 River Street (1953) See more »

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The Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Music by William Steffe
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(Before and) After the silver rush.
24 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Erroll Flynn epitomizes the American dream in his movie.he is the perfect go-getter,uneducated but very smart,who pushes everyone out of his way .Hints at David and Bethsabea are thoroughly relevant and gave the whole movie a timeless side.Stanley is a scientist,an engineer ,but what can he do?Wife Georgia is more reluctant but for her too,it's just a matter of time.

The story is parabolic:the rise and fall of a young Turk ,during the "silver rush" .The most important scene is the banquet ,in Mike's desirable property which chic people are quick to leave when a "drunk"

PLato has finished his long diatribe against his pal.Those posh people would never accept a nouveau riche in their aristocratic circle anyway.That scene is the central one,cause it contains both McComb's apex and his downfall.

This is another great movie by a director who made dozens of gems.


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