Silver Lode (film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Allan Dwan|
|Produced by||Benedict Bogeaus|
|Screenplay by||Karen DeWolf|
|Story by||Karen DeWolf|
|Music by||Louis Forbes|
|Edited by||James Leicester|
Benedict Bogeaus Productions
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
The film, with a similar plot to High Noon, tells the story of Dan Ballard (John Payne) and Rose Evans (Lizabeth Scott), who are about to be married on the Fourth of July when Marshal Fred McCarty (Dan Duryea) and his deputies ride into town looking for Ballard. McCarty accuses Ballard of having murdered his brother and has come to arrest him.
At first, the townspeople are on Ballard's side, but gradually they turn against him, especially when they believe that he has killed the town sheriff (Emile Meyer). Ballard tries to prove his innocence and expose McCarty (who appears to be a veiled reference to Senator Joseph McCarthy).
- John Payne as Dan Ballard
- Lizabeth Scott as Rose Evans
- Dan Duryea as Fred McCarty
- Dolores Moran as Dolly
- Emile Meyer as Sheriff Wooley
- Robert Warwick as Judge Cranston
- John Hudson as Michael 'Mitch' Evans
- Harry Carey Jr. as Johnson
- Alan Hale Jr. as Kirk
- Stuart Whitman as Wickers
- Frank Sully as Paul Herbert, Telegrapher
- Morris Ankrum as Zachary Evans
- Hugh Sanders as Reverend Field
- Florence Auer as Mrs. Elmwood
- Roy Gordon as Dr. Elmwood
- "Silver Lode: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved June 1, 2014.
- Silver Lode on IMDb
- Silver Lode at the TCM Movie Database
- The film's entry at "McCarthyism and the Movies"