Silver Lode
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Silver Lode
Next to Slightly Scarlet, Silver Lode is the best of the many 1950s collaborations between producer Benedict Bogaeus and director Allan Dwan. Clearly inspired by High Noon, the story covers three hours in the lives of a group of westerners. As the townsfolk prepare for the Fourth of July celebration, stranger Dan Duryea rides into view, followed by three tough-looking hombres. Duryea claims to be as US marshal, and further claims that he has a warrant for the arrest of the town popular sheriff, John Payne. A few hours away from his marriage to Lizabeth Scott, Payne assumes that no one will… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In its understated lucidity, this 1954 Western, directed by Allan Dwan, is one of the greatest."
‑ Richard Brody, New Yorker
"This anti-McCarthyism western was inspired by High Noon, only it's more explicit."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The usually inexpressive John Payne is excellent as the tarnished hero Allan Dwan's sturdy 1954 western that twists into a nightmare of victimization and mob hysteria."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"Along with the unique Passion (1954), this is my favorite of Dwan's Westerns."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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