The Silver Treasure

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The Silver Treasure
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Directed by Rowland V. Lee
Mike Miggins
Written byRobert N. Lee (scenario)
Elizabeth Pickett Chevalier (titles)
Based on Nostromo
by Joseph Conrad
Produced by William Fox
CinematographyG. O. Post
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release dates
  • June 19, 1926 (1926-06-19)(St. Petersburg, Florida)
  • July 25, 1926 (1926-07-25)(New York City)
Running time
6 reels
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Silver Treasure is a 1926 American silent action drama film directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring George O'Brien. It is based on the 1904 novel Nostromo by Joseph Conrad. It was produced and distributed by the Fox Film Corporation. [1] [2]

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Plot

As described in a film magazine review, [3] Nostromo, a young superintendent of stevedores who is loved by his men and adored by the young women of the town in a South American country, is suddenly enmeshed in love and in a plot to steal a shipment of silver from his friend Charles Gould, a mine owner. He plans to outwit the bandits, and partly succeeds. However, he finds that he is himself tempted to become a thief for the woman he loves, and attempts to steal the silver. Gould gives him a check for a large amount when he returns the silver, and Nostromo confesses his prior temptation to take it. This is forgiven and, following his second defeat of the bandits, he returns to the town to claim his sweetheart Giselle.

Cast

Preservation

With no prints of The Silver Treasure located in any film archives, [4] it is a lost film. [5]

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References

  1. Progressive Silent Film List: The Silver Treasure at silentera.com
  2. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: The Silver Treasure
  3. "New Pictures: The Silver Treasure". Exhibitors Herald. Chicago: Exhibitors Herald Co. 24 (9): 67. February 13, 1926. Retrieved March 18, 2023.PD-icon.svg This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain .
  4. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Silver Treasure
  5. The Silver Treasure at Lost Film Files: Lost Fox films - 1926