Silver River (1948)

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    • Silver River (1948)




      Plot Summary
      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

      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 ... Major Spencer
      Al Bridge ... Sam Slade (as Alan Bridge)
      Arthur Space ... Major Ross
      and many more...

      Raoul Walsh

      Writing Credits
      Stephen Longstreet ... (screenplay) and
      Harriet Frank Jr. ... (screenplay)
      Stephen Longstreet ... (from a novel by)

      Owen Crump ... producer
      Jack L. Warner ... executive producer

      Max Steiner

      Sidney Hickox ... director of photography (as Sid Hickox)

      Errol Flynn's last film with director Raoul Walsh.

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

      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

      Filming Locations
      Sherwin Summit, Inyo National Forest, California, USA
      Warner Ranch, Calabasas, California, USA
      Bronson Canyon, Griffith Park - 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, California, USA
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • Silver River is a 1948 western film directed by
      Raoul Walsh and starring Errol Flynn and Ann Sheridan.
      The film is based on a Stephen Longstreet novel.

      Duke 'Pal', Thomas Mitchell stars in this one

      User Review

      very well acted, morality stressed
      12 February 2007 | by Warren O'Leary (woleary717) (Tecumseh, Mi.,U.S.A)

      warren wrote:

      I agree with all the previously positive opinions on this movie. Thomas Mitchell is an excellent actor who uniquely is found in most of Hollywood's better award-wining movies from the late 30's to the late fifties.

      He never has a mediocre performance. Errol Flynn was at his best prior to this movie but still his skill is clearly demonstrated. Ann Sheridan plays the part of a " strong woman " by donning mens' clothing in her pursuit of being a business woman with her silver mining husband. Typical of most movies prior to the mid-60's; there is either one or no comment on woman cross-dressing into cowboy duds. Errol does say in the script " you look very silly wearing pants "; Ann claims " I borrowed them from my brother " and " would look more silly not wearing any right now " . Her pants are slim fitted, showing her beautiful feminine figure, allowing for them to be tucked into tall mens' riding boots. She cuts a very seductive figure in her " brother's borrowed clothes "
      Best Wishes
      London- England