The Silver Horde (1930)

75 mins | Melodrama | 25 October 1930

Director:

George Archainbaud

Writer:

Wallace Smith

Producer:

William LeBaron

Cinematographer:

Leo Tover

Editor:

Otto Ludwig

Production Designer:

Max Rée

Production Company:

RKO Radio Pictures, inc.
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HISTORY

An earlier adaptation of Rex Beach's novel was released by Goldwyn Pictures in 1920. Also entitled The Silver Horde , that film was directed by Frank Lloyd and starred Myrtle Stedman and Curtis Cooksey (See ... More Less

An earlier adaptation of Rex Beach's novel was released by Goldwyn Pictures in 1920. Also entitled The Silver Horde , that film was directed by Frank Lloyd and starred Myrtle Stedman and Curtis Cooksey (See Entry). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
26 Oct 1930
p. 10.
New York Times
25 Oct 1930
p. 20.
Time
10 Nov 1930
p. 68.
Variety
29 Oct 1930
p. 27.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Silver Horde by Rex Beach (New York, 1909).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 October 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 24 October 1930
Copyright Claimant:
RKO Radio Pictures, inc.
Copyright Date:
25 October 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1678
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCa Photophone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75
Length(in feet):
6,735
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Boyd Emerson and Fraser drive their dog team into the Alaskan fishing village of Kalvik to find it is dominated by the brutal Balt, whom Boyd thrashes. Cherry Malotte, a notorious dancehall girl, puts an end to the argument and offers them hospitality, telling them of Marsh, a ruthless exploiter, who will permit no outsiders to settle there. Cherry, developing a copper lode, takes Boyd into partnership, having fallen in love with him, and schemes to stake him through Tom Hilliard, a Seattle banker, planning to refinance Balt's fishery and compete with Marsh. Boyd, Fraser, and Balt leave for Seattle, where Boyd calls on Mildred Wayland, his sweetheart, who is promised in marriage to Marsh. Boyd secures financial aid, but Marsh stops his credit. Cherry, however, comes to his aid, and with the salmon industry in Salvik in full swing, Boyd comes into conflict with Marsh. Fishing fleets meet in hand-to-hand battle, and Marsh is beaten; he seeks revenge by slandering Cherry, but Cherry counters with her friend Queenie, who is Marsh's estranged wife. The revelation of Queenie allows Mildred to break her engagement to Marsh. Balt takes revenge on Marsh, strangling him. Although Mildred wishes to rekindle her romance with Boyd now that she is free from Marsh, Boyd returns to Cherry and they are united in ... +


Boyd Emerson and Fraser drive their dog team into the Alaskan fishing village of Kalvik to find it is dominated by the brutal Balt, whom Boyd thrashes. Cherry Malotte, a notorious dancehall girl, puts an end to the argument and offers them hospitality, telling them of Marsh, a ruthless exploiter, who will permit no outsiders to settle there. Cherry, developing a copper lode, takes Boyd into partnership, having fallen in love with him, and schemes to stake him through Tom Hilliard, a Seattle banker, planning to refinance Balt's fishery and compete with Marsh. Boyd, Fraser, and Balt leave for Seattle, where Boyd calls on Mildred Wayland, his sweetheart, who is promised in marriage to Marsh. Boyd secures financial aid, but Marsh stops his credit. Cherry, however, comes to his aid, and with the salmon industry in Salvik in full swing, Boyd comes into conflict with Marsh. Fishing fleets meet in hand-to-hand battle, and Marsh is beaten; he seeks revenge by slandering Cherry, but Cherry counters with her friend Queenie, who is Marsh's estranged wife. The revelation of Queenie allows Mildred to break her engagement to Marsh. Balt takes revenge on Marsh, strangling him. Although Mildred wishes to rekindle her romance with Boyd now that she is free from Marsh, Boyd returns to Cherry and they are united in love. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Northwest


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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