MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,983 this week

Silver Lode (1954)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  23 July 1954 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 824 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 16 critic

Dan Ballard, a respected citizen in the western town of Silver Lode, has his wedding interrupted by four men led by Ned McCarthy, an old acquaintance who, as a US Marshal, arrests Ballard ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 28 Aug 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 11 Jan 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 27 Mar 2012
 
a list of 150 titles
created 07 Sep 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Silver Lode" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Silver Lode (1954)

Silver Lode (1954) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Silver Lode.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Through a fluke circumstance a ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and she is determined to hold onto it even it if means murder.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Dan Duryea
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A tough, womanizing high-stakes gambler known only as Tennessee has an uneasy relationship with Duchess, madam of a thinly-disguised bordello, and no other friends at all. But he's saved ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: John Payne, Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming
Passion (1954)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In old Spanish California, dashing cattleman Juan Obregon returns to the rancho of his friend Gaspar Melo, to find he's fathered a son on Rosa, one of Gaspar's identical twin daughters. ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Cornel Wilde, Yvonne De Carlo, Raymond Burr
Loving You (1957)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Deke Rivers is a delivery man who is discovered by publicist Glenda Markle and country-western musician Tex Warner who want to promote the talented newcomer to fame and fortune, giving him ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Kanter
Stars: Elvis Presley, Lizabeth Scott, Wendell Corey
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A railroad sends an agent to Laramie to try to find out who is behind the efforts to stop the railroad from building its line into the area.

Director: Jesse Hibbs
Stars: John Payne, Mari Blanchard, Dan Duryea
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two beachcombers with a yacht join woman-with-a-past Rita on a quest for black pearls on a secret island. Arrived, they find another white man has made himself high priest; but George, the ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Virginia Mayo, Dennis Morgan, David Farrar
Forty Guns (1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An authoritarian rancher, Barbara Stanwyck, who rules an Arizona county with her private posse of hired guns. When a new marshall arrives to set things straight, the cattle queen finds ... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Fuller
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Dean Jagger
Dark City (1950)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Gamblers who "took" an out-of-town sucker in a crooked poker game feel shadowy vengeance closing in on them.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Sierra Nevada Jones must fight a villainous rancher to regain the land that is rightfully hers.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Reagan, Gene Evans
Desert Fury (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The daughter of a Nevada casino owner gets involved with a racketeer, despite everyone's efforts to separate them.

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Robert Cummings, Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Follows the progress of a female ex-convict as she tries to rebuild her life after being released from prison.

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Lizabeth Scott, Jane Greer, Dennis O'Keefe
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Dan Ballard
...
Rose Evans
Dan Duryea ...
Ned McCarty
Dolores Moran ...
Dolly
Emile Meyer ...
Sheriff Wooley
Robert Warwick ...
Judge Cranston
John Hudson ...
Michael 'Mitch' Evans
...
Johnson
...
Kirk
...
Wicker
Frank Sully ...
Paul Herbert, Telegrapher
Morris Ankrum ...
Zachary Evans
Hugh Sanders ...
Reverend Field
Florence Auer ...
Mrs. Elmwood
Roy Gordon ...
Dr. Elmwood
Edit

Storyline

Dan Ballard, a respected citizen in the western town of Silver Lode, has his wedding interrupted by four men led by Ned McCarthy, an old acquaintance who, as a US Marshal, arrests Ballard for the murder of his brother and the theft of $20,000. Ballard seeks to stall McCarthy while tracking down evidence that will prove his innocence: but the townspeople's loyalty to him gradually begins to waver under McCarthy's accusations. Written by David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

WHILE THE MOB WAITS...they match bullet for bullet...life for life! (original one-sheet poster) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 July 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stadt der Verdammten  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During the McCarthyism, political messages are usually cloaked in metaphors: for example, the name of the villain is Ned McCarty. See more »

Goofs

When Ballard hides near a haystack outside the Evans house, his shadow and the shadows of his pursuers fall on to the painted backdrop, revealing it as canvas and not a real landscape. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
John Payne, accused of murder and robbery, finds the whole town turned against him and pursuing him around town
27 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dan Duryea, with badge and warrant, comes to Silver Lode on John Payne's wedding day. His marriage to fetching and loyal Lizabeth Scott, who never looked better, is rudely interrupted by vengeful Duryea who doesn't act like a lawman. At first the townspeople are supportive of Payne but as events snowball they end up pursuing him all over the place.

This is a fast-moving, athletic, exciting western with overtones of High Noon. Cinematographer John Alton has some wonderful shots. Director Allan Dwan packs lots of action into its 77 minutes.

Dolores Moran, the helpful saloon girl, has plenty of punchy lines and delivers them with panache.

Folks, they don't make them like this anymore, and they never will again. You can create new works of art, but you cannot possibly bring together the kinds of acting, writing, directing and all the rest that go into a movie like this. The supporting cast, for example, includes Morris Ankrum, Stuart Whitmore, Emile Meyer, suave Edgar Barrier, Harry Carey, Jr., and Robert Warwick.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
McCarty was Fred triumphirs
Discuss Silver Lode (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?