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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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Details

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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Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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Referenced in El crimen del cine Oriente (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Music by William Steffe
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Errol Flynn was desperate when he did this.
21 August 2003 | by yarboroughSee all my reviews

By 1948 Errol Flynn's career was practically over, his health was fading fast, and he was known to have a bad reputation because of his drinking and womanizing. Such a shame for a guy who was untouchable in the 1930's, and had everything he wanted. But Errol Flynn had a reckless lifestyle off the camera and it ruined his own career by doing so. I guess Warner Bros. was trying everything to re-energize his career again, so Jack Warner had the great idea to team Errol Flynn, and Roaul Walsh together again, in a western with Ann Sheridan as his costar was a way to bring back his career. Nothing doing so, this film flopped, and Errol Flynn's career remained the same. Silver River is not the kind of film, that would bring your career back up or anybody else's. It's the kind of film you would want to avoid if you can. It's the least bit of entertaining, and the plot is as careless as it's script. Avoid this film at all costs. Errol Flynn aged considerably from his first western he ever made Dodge City to this one ten years later. He was a frighting 39 years old in this film, and looks more like he's around fifty. His age would just get worst and worst in the next ten years, and his films would become poorer and poorer. * out of ****.


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