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Between 1951 and 1952, director Byron Haskin (I Walk Alone) and star Edmond O’Brien (The Wild Bunch) collaborated for three westerns. In Silver City, O’Brien plays a mining expert, Larkin Moffatt, who decides to protect mining prospectors, Dutch (Edgar Buchanan) and his daughter Candace (Yvonne De Carlo) from greedy claim-jumper, R.R. Jarboe (Barry Fitzgerald) and his henchman, Bill Taff (Michael Moore). The excellent cast includes Richard Arlen and Laura Elliott.

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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Fine Paramount Western June 8 2012
By B. Cathey - Published on
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
After the 1940s, Paramount Pictures concentrated on producing bigger budget "A" Westerns. During the 1950s the studio featured such stars as Charlton Heston (e.g., PONY EXPRESS, THE SAVAGE, ARROWHEAD), Alan Ladd (e.g., SHANE, BRANDED), John Payne (e.g., EL PASO, THE EAGLE AND THE HAWK), and Edmond O'Brien. Among O'Brien's several Paramount Westerns, Olive Films has licensed (thus far) DENVER & RIO GRANDE and SILVER CITY. SILVER CITY is fine Western entertainment, beautifully photographed in Technicolor, with solid production values, and good acting from a great cast. In addition to O'Brien, Yvonne De Carlo, Barry Fitzgerald, and Edgar Buchanan populate the action. This is thorough enjoyable Western entertainment.

Olive Films has licensed a number of Paramount Westerns, including RUN FOR COVER (Jimmy Cagney's best of the three oaters he made), PONY EXPRESS, THE JAYHAWKERS (with Jeff Chandler and Fess Parker), THE NIGHT OF THE GRIZZLY (Fess Parker), THE HANGMAN (with Robert Taylor) and perhaps O'Brien's best film prior to THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, DENVER & RIO GRANDE (with its spectacular train crash scene).

Hopefully, Olive will continue to release Paramount Westerns. O'Brien's WARPATH is spectacular entertainment, as is FLAMING FEATHER (with Sterling Hayden). Let's hope they will see the quality release that Olive has given to SILVER CITY, RUN FOR COVER, and DENVER & RIO GRANDE.

Highly recommended; don't pass this one up.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
FUN WESTERN! April 12 2013
By Mark Mcgee - Published on
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Crisp image on this Olive Films release of Silver City. As usual Technicolor is beautiful and the film is a whole lot of fun. Director Haskin fumbles the death of the lead villain but, giving him the benefit of the doubt, that may have been done to please the censors. If you like Yvonne DeCarlo, as I do, believe me she never looked better.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Simple entertainment but also slightly imbalanced May 21 2013
By AB - Published on
The basic story of a love triangle plus good versus evil flowed nicely through the film, albeit this is definitely not a deep dark film by any stretch - more of a Saturday matinee. The scenes shot in the saw mill were completely implausible as the automated equipment used within the mill certainly didn't exist in the Wild West - a bit imbalanced that they didn't think the details better. No matter, though this isn't the big budget production, it is certainly enjoyable for anyone who likes westerns and who wants to mindlessly kick back for a spell and just watch a movie for fun.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Silver City is one of those you can watch again. Sept. 2 2014
By Handyman - Published on
It was good to watch a western with a different story line. I would watch it again.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Chock Full of Goodness Jan. 2 2014
By Corso - Published on
The good old days when there were good guys and bag guys and the girls that loved them. This is a fine western with an excellent script, delightful acting, pleasant timber country cinematography, and a few wily characters. Fast moving and suspenseful It has fine values and is good 'till the very last drop. Recommended for all.

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