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HISTORY

Salmon fishing scenes in this film were shot at Lummi Island, Bellingham, WA. Riot scenes were shot at the docks of Seattle, WA. In 1930, RKO Radio Pictures produced another screen adaptation of Rex Beach's novel. Also entitled The Silver Horde , that version was directed by George Archainbaud and starred Evelyn Brent, Louis Wolheim and Jean Arthur(See ... More Less

Salmon fishing scenes in this film were shot at Lummi Island, Bellingham, WA. Riot scenes were shot at the docks of Seattle, WA. In 1930, RKO Radio Pictures produced another screen adaptation of Rex Beach's novel. Also entitled The Silver Horde , that version was directed by George Archainbaud and starred Evelyn Brent, Louis Wolheim and Jean Arthur(See Entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 May 20
p. 2855.
MPN
27 Mar 20
p. 2873.
MPN
17 Apr 20
p. 3532.
MPN
27 Nov 20
p. 510.
MPN
22 May 20
p. 4403.
MPW
7 Feb 20
p. 936.
MPW
17 Apr 20
p. 460.
New York Morning Telegraph
16 May 1920.
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New York Times
10 May 20
p. 18.
Variety
14 May 20
p. 34.
Wid's
6 May 20
p. 3.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Silver Horde by Rex Beach (New York, 1909).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
May 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Rex Beach
Copyright Date:
8 May 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15106
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6-7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Young Easterner Boyd Emerson ventures to Alaska in order to make his fortune and win the girl of his dreams, Mildred Wayland, the daughter of wealthy Wall Street financier Wayne Wayland. Emerson joins forces with Big George Bolt and Cherry Malotté, who are fighting the trust led by Marsh for their share of the salmon catch known as "the silver horde." Marsh, backed by Wayland, attempts to sabotage the trio's efforts and then to frustrate Boyd's courtship of Mildred by fabricating a story that Boyd has fathered an illegitimate child. Marsh's efforts fail when the three partners corner the salmon market, and Boyd finally discovers that he loves Cherry more than the millionaire's ... +


Young Easterner Boyd Emerson ventures to Alaska in order to make his fortune and win the girl of his dreams, Mildred Wayland, the daughter of wealthy Wall Street financier Wayne Wayland. Emerson joins forces with Big George Bolt and Cherry Malotté, who are fighting the trust led by Marsh for their share of the salmon catch known as "the silver horde." Marsh, backed by Wayland, attempts to sabotage the trio's efforts and then to frustrate Boyd's courtship of Mildred by fabricating a story that Boyd has fathered an illegitimate child. Marsh's efforts fail when the three partners corner the salmon market, and Boyd finally discovers that he loves Cherry more than the millionaire's daughter. +

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