The Duel at Silver Creek Movie Review Summary

Actors: Stephen McNally, Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Susan Cabot, Lee Marvin

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Audie Murphy stars as The Silver Kid, a young man who loses his father and land claim when claim jumpers try to kill him to get rid of witnesses to the robbery of their claim.
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He crosses paths with a Sheriff called Lightning who when on the paths of the claim jumpers is shot in his pistol hand. Desperate for a deputy to hide his now useless trigger finger, he hires the kid who can draw a gun faster than anyone he's seen. They try to hunt down the group of thieves and murderers and eventually have one member in custody. However a mob is eager to lynch him so the Sheriff puts him into hiding to protect his only lead to the rest of the criminal organisation. While his plan seems to be working to catch them, what he or the Silver kid don't know is that the mastermind behind them is a woman. A woman who the Sheriff is falling in love with.

The review of this Movie prepared by H Louise

Don Siegel directed THE DUEL AT SILVER CREEK in 1952.

Sherif Lightning Tyrone and The Silver Kid try to discover who's behind the gang of claim jumpers who are killing miners around Silver Creek. When Lightning receives a bullet in the shoulder and can't pull his gun's trigger anymore, he asked the Kid to become his deputy. Lightning falls blindly in love with Opal Lacy who's in fact working for Rod Lacy, the head of the claim jumpers. Opal and Rod gain Lightning's trust and hope to find a way to get rid of the Sherif and his deputy.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of The Duel at Silver Creek

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   fighting bad business/family

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman    -   cowboy Age:    -   a teen    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   None

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