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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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Trivia

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

Quotes

'Pistol' Porter: Is there an undertaker in this town?
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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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Good action scenes, dreary plot-line
15 November 2002 | by Sleepy-17See all my reviews

Flynn plays an unscrupulous sleaze-bag for most of the film, and it fits him like a glove. Sheridan is plucky but not quite as beautiful as I'm used to seeing her. Flynn is out after the married Sheridan with a leer in his eye, but there's not a lot of sexual tension once he's got his hands on her. Large-scale battle and mob scenes show off the large budget. Better than usual score from Max Steiner. A nice A-production from Warner Brothers that you probably haven't seen, but not much more than that.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sangre y plata 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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