Silver Horde

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"One Woman -- In a Land of Men"
  • NR
  • 1930
  • 1 hr 14 min
  • 5.8  (610)

Silver Horde is a 1930 American pre-Code adventure film directed by George Archainbaud and starring Evelyn Brent, Louis Wolheim, and Jean Arthur. The movie was based on a novel by Rex Beach. The story of Silver Horde revolves around Boyd Emerson (Wolheim), a tough fisherman in Alaska during the gold rush. He is constantly at odds with Russia Jim, a fellow fisherman. Jim steals Boyd’s fishing nets, leaving him with nothing. Suddenly, an opportunity arises to make money when a cannery run by Cherry Malotte (Brent) needs workers. Boyd, Russia Jim and a group of fishermen agree to help her, picking up a lucrative fishing contract on the way.

On the voyage to the cannery, Boyd and Cherry start falling for each other. When they reach their destination, they find that someone has been sabotaging the fishing operations. Russia Jim is the prime suspect, but with the help of Cherry, Boyd discovers that the real culprit is a rival canning company, attempting to drive them out of business.

The film is filled with action-packed scenes, including a thrilling fight between Boyd and Russia Jim, a typhoon, and a tense boat race near the end of the movie.

Evelyn Brent is the standout performer in Silver Horde. She plays Cherry Malotte, a strong and independent woman who is not afraid to stand up for herself. Brent's character is an outcast in the small Alaskan community, due to rumors spread about her past, but she is more than capable of handling herself. She even owns her cannery, which is unusual for a woman in that time period. Brent's performance is one of the highlights of the movie, showcasing her ability to play strong, complex female characters.

Jean Arthur, on the other hand, plays Boyd's love interest, Mildred Wayland, a woman from Seattle who is visiting Alaska. Arthur's character seems a bit out of place, coming across as sophisticated compared to the other characters. Though her role is not as significant as Brent's, Arthur manages to bring some humor to the film with her comedic timing.

Louis Wolheim is impressive as the rugged Boyd Emerson. He is a man's man, tough and stubborn, but with a heart of gold. Wolheim does a great job portraying Boyd's frustration with Russia Jim and his desire to provide for himself and his fellow fishermen. His chemistry with Brent is electric, adding a layer of romance to the story.

One of the most captivating aspects of Silver Horde is the stunning cinematography, showcasing the beauty of Alaska. The wide shots of the sea, mountains, and glaciers are breathtaking. The film's use of natural light adds to the realism, making the audience feel like they are truly watching life unfold in Alaska.

Overall, Silver Horde is an enjoyable adventure movie featuring a great ensemble cast, stunning visuals, and an engaging storyline. The film is a product of its time, containing some outdated gender roles and stereotypes. However, the performances of Brent, Wolheim, and Arthur make it a worthwhile watch for any classic movie buff.

Silver Horde is a 1930 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 14 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8.

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    5.8  (610)