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Silver River

  • Drama
  • 1948
  • Raoul Walsh
  • 104 mins
  • U

Summary

Gambler Errol Flynn becomes a mining magnate and marries the grieving widow of a worker he deliberately sent to his death. However, his scheming takes an unexpected turn when she discovers the truth - and understandably walks out on him, leaving her heartbroken spouse attempting to atone for his misdeeds. Melodramatic Western taking inspiration from the biblical tale of David and Bathsheba. Ann Sheridan, Thomas Mitchell and Bruce Bennett star.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

After films like Gentleman Jim and They Died with Their Boots On, director Raoul Walsh and ageing stud Errol Flynn renewed their parnership in this run-of-the-mill Warner Bros western, not even considered worthy of shooting in colour. Still, movie fans today will find much to enjoy, since the film shows the Hollywood system in fine fettle. Flynn's the former soldier-turned-gambler who'll stop at nothing to win the affection of sexy - but married - Ann Sheridan. The pair strike erotic sparks off one another and there's novelty value in the fact that the plot is a western version of the Old Testament tale of David and Bathsheba. Look for the clues in the performance of Thomas Mitchell as Flynn's bibulous attorney.

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Credits

Cast

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Capt Mike McCombErrol Flynn
Georgia MooreAnn Sheridan
John Plato BeckThomas Mitchell
Stanley MooreBruce Bennett
Pistol PorterTom D'Andrea
Banjo SweeneyBarton MacLane
Buck ChevigeeMonte Blue
Maj SpencerJonathan Hale

Crew

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DirectorRaoul Walsh

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros Pictures Ltd
Language
English
Available on
video
Formats
Black and white
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