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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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)

Gross USA:

$3,484,000, 31 December 1948
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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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Trivia

Errol Flynn's last film with director Raoul Walsh. 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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Music by William Cool White
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Mildly Interesting Bur Unpleasant
23 July 2014 | by howardeismanSee all my reviews

This movie is a bit of a downer. The plot is hardly upbeat. It is a pessimistic story. Pessimistic stories can be engrossing-look at "The Treasure of Sierra Madre" for example-but, here, not all that much interesting happens. The performers do their usual shtick.. Sheridan, Bennett, and Mitchell are exactly the people you expect them to be, based on countless other movies. No great disadvantage, but no real advantage either.

Flynn is the main problem, but the problem is not with his looks. He appears older but still fit and handsome. He reads his lines and does his character well enough; his character is bitter and angry and cynical. But something very important is missing. The character is in no way likable. He is without humor, and, except for anger, without any juice, without any elan, without any positive emotion. We don't sympathize with him. We don't care if he repents.

Flynn looks unattractive because he plays an unattractive character. The movie has only a modicum of entertainment value primarily for this same reason.


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