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Silver River (1948)

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

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

Stephen Longstreet (screenplay), Harriet Frank Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Errol Flynn ... Michael J. 'Mike' McComb
Ann Sheridan ... Georgia Moore
Thomas Mitchell ... John Plato Beck
Bruce Bennett ... Stanley Moore
Tom D'Andrea ... 'Pistol' Porter
Barton MacLane ... 'Banjo' Sweeney
Monte Blue ... 'Buck' Chevigee
Jonathan Hale ... Maj. Spencer
Al Bridge ... Sam Slade (as Alan Bridge)
Arthur Space ... Maj. 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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He gambles his life for a city of silver...and the lips of its golden-haired queen! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

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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Connections

Referenced in 99 River Street (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Kingdom Coming
(uncredited)
aka "The Year of Jubilo"
Music by Henry Clay Work
Played at McComb's saloon
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"I just love to see Yankees and their money part company."
25 July 2014 | by utgard14See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La rivière d'argent See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,204,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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