Silver Lode (film)

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Silver Lode
Silver Lode.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Allan Dwan
Produced by Benedict Bogeaus
Starring John Payne
Lizabeth Scott
Dan Duryea
Release dates
  • June 24, 1954 (1954-06-24) (US)[1]
Running time
81 min.
Country United States
Language English

Silver Lode is a color 1954 western film directed by Allan Dwan. It was filmed in Technicolor and released by RKO.


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 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).



  1. ^ "Silver Lode: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved June 1, 2014. 

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