An early masterpiece, THE SILVER HORDE was released in 1930, the first year of “talkie” films in Hollywood, and filmed on location along the Alaskan coast heightening the film’s mi se-en-scéne while also contributing a documentary-like feel to the film.
Struggling against immense local opposition by pursuing the silver horde, celebrated schools of salmon which swarm beyond Alaskan shores, Boyd Emerson (Joel McCrea) and his ruthless rival in the Yukon salmon fisheries, Frederick MArch (Gavin Gordon) battle for control of the flourishing fishing industry and the affections of the wealthy society gal, Mildred Wayland (Jean Arthur). As Boyd strives to thrive, he becomes ensnared on love’s hook and os forced to choose between the wealthy narrow minded debutante and an eminent harlot, Cherry Malotte (Evelyn Brent).
Which woman will Boyd throw back?
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