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Silver Lode

Tweet Review by Dean Duncan Jun 16, 2015 @deanduncan63

Saw #SilverLode. An impressively stoical take on High Noon‘s extracinematically compelling (a tale of the Hollywood blacklist) …

… generically problematic (what’s with the wheedling, and whining?!) scenario. As emblem, & drama, I’ll take this one any day.

By the way, that High Noon critique can be, should be accessed in Robin Wood’s 1968 book about Howard Hawks. Rio Bravo, instead!

#SilverLode. That inexorable plot—screw, tightening—is really effective! H-cock’s Wrong Man idea/theme, in what is arguably …

… a much more important setting, & moral setting. Dan Duryea is a terrific baddie, practically to an historic degree.