Silver Lode (1954)


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Movie Info

In this western, a damper is put on Dan Ballard's (John Payne) wedding day, when a group of marshals ride into town claiming he is wanted for murder. As Dan attempts to prove his innocence, he struggles to remain out of the clutches of the phony lawmen while discovering who his true friends really are.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Karen DeWolf, Karen de Wolf
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On DVD: Mar 15, 2005
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as Dan Ballard

as Ned McCarthy

as Rose Evans

as Sheriff Wooley

as Zachary Evans

as Michael `Mitch' Evan...

as Judge Cranston

as Paul Herbert

as Rev. Field

as Mrs. Elmwood

as Dr. Elmwood

as Townsman

as Townsman

as Deputy

as Searcher

as Searcher

as Townswoman

as Townswoman

as Man at fire

as Walt Little

as Spectator

as Blacksmith

as Prescott
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Critic Reviews for Silver Lode

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

In its understated lucidity, this 1954 Western, directed by Allan Dwan, is one of the greatest.

Full Review… | July 1, 2013
New Yorker
Top Critic

The usually inexpressive John Payne is excellent as the tarnished hero Allan Dwan's sturdy 1954 western that twists into a nightmare of victimization and mob hysteria.

Full Review… | May 29, 2010
Parallax View

Along with the unique Passion (1954), this is my favorite of Dwan's Westerns.

Full Review… | May 27, 2010
Combustible Celluloid

This anti-McCarthyism western was inspired by High Noon, only it's more explicit.

Full Review… | October 13, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Silver Lode


Only okay western with Lizabeth Scott miscast as the sweet young thing.

jay nixon

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