Talk about another Great Errol Flynn Movie, Silver River, is a great One. Lots of Stars and a fast moving Dialogue. A man unjustly accursed if wrongdoing and then it changes him while one of his best friends still believes in Him. So, if you enjoy Errol Flynn Movies, thus one is sure to satisfy your needs to see your Favorite Movie Star AGAIN. So Pop some Popcorn and Enjoy!
Former soldier Mike McComb (Errol Flynn) cleans up a gambling town and takes the gambling equipment to start his own enterprise out West. On a riverboat trip, Mike prevents Banjo Sweeny (Barton Mac Lane) from stealing the equipment and alienates singer Georgia Moore (Ann Sheridan) and her husband, Stanley, all of whom are headed to Silver City, Nev. There, Sweeny and Georgia blackball Mike, who hires lawyer Plato Beck (Thomas Mitchell) and battles to establish himself as a gambler and banker.
During the American Civil War, soldier Mike McComb is cashiered from the army when he disobeys orders in order to prevent the Confederates from stealing the one million dollars he is guarding by burning the money. After being publicly humiliated by the townspeople, he and his friend ‘Pistol’ Porter confiscate gambling equipment and set out to Silver City, Nevada to open a saloon and gambling hall. On his way to St. Joseph, Mike meets Georgia Moore, a beautiful, serious woman who runs the Silver River Mine with her husband, Stanley, and is currently hiring all the available wagons to transport necessary mining equipment.
McComb wins ownership of the wagons in a poker game, much to Georgia’s anger. Although he allows her to travel with him, she is unamused with McComb’s playful behavior and soon abandons him. Once in Silver City, McComb, in a short time, builds the most successful saloon of the area. He hires John Plato Beck as his lawyer, an alcoholic but good-hearted man. Meanwhile, Georgia is worried when she finds out Stanley has bought the wagons from McComb in exchange for 6,000 shares in the mine. This is only worsened when it turns out that Stanley does not have the money to finish his smelter and turns to McComb, who demands a one-third interest in the mine. As he builds his empire, McComb opens a town bank, in which the townspeople can accept to pay vouchers in lieu of cash.
Georgia is not pleased when McComb usurps a visit by President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant. Encouraged by the President, McComb plans on extending his empire up to and including Black Rock Range. Although he is aware of the dangerous Shoshone Indians in that area, he assigns the pliable Stanley to realize his plans. When Plato makes him feel guilty, McComb warns Georgia about the danger her husband is in, but it turns out that they are too late: Stanley has been killed by the Indians.
After the funeral, Georgia shortly visits San Francisco and is romanced by McComb upon her return. During a formal dinner party to launch their new mansion, Plato throws a tantrum while drunk and breaks up the party with accusations against McComb. The townspeople start to lose their faith in McComb and withdraw their money from his bank. To worsen matters, the other owners try to corner the silver market. Georgia begs McComb to reopen the mines, and when he refuses, she leaves him. Soon after, McComb is forced to file bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Plato runs for the United States Senate and in front of a crowd is killed by his competition, Banjo Sweeney. McComb convinces the townspeople to avenge Plato’s death. However, when Sweeney is about to be killed by the mob, McComb stops them and convinces them to allow Sweeney to stand trial. He promises to make Silver City a better place, and Georgia, impressed with McComb’s new attitude, reunites with him.
- Errol Flynn as Michael J. ‘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 Major Spencer
- Al Bridge as Slade
- Arthur Space as Major Ross
- Robert J. Anderson as a Boy (uncredited)
- Joseph Crehan as President U.S. Grant (uncredited)
- Richard Alexander as Henchman (uncredited)
- Leo White as Barber (uncredited)
|Directed by||Raoul Walsh|
|Written by||Harriet Frank, Jr.|
|Based on||story by Stephen Longstreet|
|Produced by||Owen Crump|
Jack L. Warner
|Edited by||Alan Crosland Jr.|
|Music by||Max Steiner|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release date||May 18, 1948|
|Running time||110 minutes|