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Silver River (1948)

Passed | | 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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Between the Perilous Gold of California and the Blazing Lead of Missouri (original poster) See more »

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Western

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29 May 1948 (USA)  »

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La rivière d'argent  »

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

Quotes

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 El crimen del cine Oriente (1997) See more »

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Buffalo Gal
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Music by William Cool White
Played at McComb's saloon
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King David goes west.
28 June 2003 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The idea of bringing the story of King David to a western is not an easy task, and it ends up spoiling this film. Errol Flynn can only play Errol Flynn, and he is good as long as he is the selfish McComb, trying to build an empire, but when comes the time to repent, he is not convincing. You can't help comparing him with Gregory Peck who really makes you feel he is suffering in "David and Bathsheba". Thomas Mitchell is very good as the equivalent of Nathan, the prophet. As for Ann Sheridan, she is no Susan Hayward. If this would have been a standard Errol Flynn western, it had all the elements to be one of the best, specially due to Raoul Walsh, and the music by Max Steiner.


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