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The Silver Horde (1930)

Passed | | Drama | 25 October 1930 (USA)
A salmon fisherman has to choose between a bad girl and a society doll.

Director:

George Archainbaud

Writers:

Rex Beach (by), Wallace Smith (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Evelyn Brent ... Cherry Malotte
Joel McCrea ... Boyd Emerson
Louis Wolheim ... George Balt
Jean Arthur ... Mildred Wayland
Raymond Hatton ... Fraser
Blanche Sweet ... Queenie
Gavin Gordon ... Fred Marsh
Purnell Pratt ... Wayne Wayland
William B. Davidson ... Tom Hilliard (as William Davidson)
Ivan Linow ... Svenson
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Storyline

Boyd Emerson loves the wealthy Mildred Wayland, but so does Boyd's unscrupulous rival in the Yukon salmon fisheries, Frederick Marsh. The two battle for Mildred's hand and for control of the thriving fishing business. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Crashing thru the ice-locked gates of the North...trekking across snow trails... (Print Ad- Reading Eagle, ((Reading Penna.)) 14 January 1931)) See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La horda argentada See more »

Filming Locations:

Ketchikan, Alaska, USA

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Budget:

$423,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Final film of Blanche Sweet. See more »

Quotes

Boyd Emerson: Oh, it isn't so easy to quit. Quitting can be harder than hanging on. But, I'm through.
Cherry Malotte: Don't say that! I don't believe it. You're just tired. Things'll look brighter in the morning. Brace up, mister!
Boyd Emerson: I'll be just as broke in the morning.
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A Cast of Salmon
31 May 2012 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In Alaska, handsome fisherman Joel McCrea (as Boyd Emerson) finds a place to stay with gun-wielding saloon girl Evelyn Brent (as Cherry Malotte). She falls in love with him, but he seems more interested in business, where she begins to help. A lot. "The Silver Horde" refers a big netting of silvery salmon. Thousands of them. This story is very rough going, with only a film buff's cast to keep you interested. A memorable future co-star for Mr. McCrea, young Jean Arthur (as Mildred Wayland) plays the home girl...

Former "silent" film star Blanche Sweet (as Queenie) appears in the second half. This was the last feature for Ms. Sweet, until a 1950s comeback attempt; perhaps surprisingly, she looks and sounds fine. McCrea's nemesis is well-played by Gavin Gordon (as Frederick Marsh), who had just made "Romance" (1930) with Greta Garbo. You can also enjoy a couple of the era's more appreciated character actors, Louis Wolheim (as George Balt) and Raymond Hatton (as Fraser), mugging it up as a comic relief team.

**** The Silver Horde (10/25/30) George Archainbaud ~ Joel McCrea, Evelyn Brent, Gavin Gordon, Blanche Sweet


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