Silver River (1948)





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In this western an avaricious, ambitious ex-Civil War officer becomes a gambler after his dishonorable discharge. He then muscles into the Nevada silver-mining business and becomes one of a town's most powerful citizens. The trouble begins when he falls for the wife of one of his employees. To have her, he sends the worker to his death and then marries the poor widow. Meanwhile, his shady lawyer helps him acquire more and more. Later, his new wife realizes that she has married a wicked man and leaves him with much to ponder.
Drama , Western , Romance
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Warner Bros. Pictures


Errol Flynn
as Capt. Mike McComb
Ann Sheridan
as Georgia Moore
Thomas Mitchell
as John Plato Beck
Bruce Bennett
as Stanley Moore
Tom D'Andrea
as Pistol Porter
Barton MacLane
as Banjo Sweeney
Monte Blue
as Buck Chevigee
Jonathan Hale
as Maj. Spencer
Al Bridge
as Sam Slade
Alan Bridge
as Sam Slade
Arthur Space
as Maj. Ross
Art Baker
as Maj. Wilson
Joseph Crehan
as President Grant
Jack Davis
as Judge Advocate
Harry Strang
as Soldier
Norman Willis
as Honest Harry
Ian Wolfe
as Deputy
Jimmy Ames
as Barker
Marjorie Bennett
as Large Woman
Joe Bernard
as River Boat Captain
Harry Hayden
as Schaefer
Lester Dorr
as Taylor
Russell Hicks
as Edwards
Fred Kelsey
as Townsman
Ben Corbett
as Henchman
Leo White
as Barber
Bud Osborne
as Posse Man
Eddie Parker
as Bugler
Jerry Jerome
as Soldier
James Harrison
as Soldier
Ross Ford
as Soldier
Harry Morgan
as Tailor
Richard Alexander
as Henchman (uncredited)
Harry Woods
as Card Player
Dan White
as Miner
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Critic Reviews for Silver River

All Critics (2)

Offers a few good stirring moments before it stumbles into an uninteresting cautious morality tale.

Full Review… | June 15, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Rich historical drama, with much social commentary.

Full Review… | January 31, 2010
Classic Film and Television

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