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The Spoilers (1942)

 -  Drama | Western  -  8 May 1942 (USA)
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In Nome, Alaska, miner Roy Glennister and his partner Dextry, financed by saloon entertainer Cherry Malotte, fight to save their gold claim from crooked commissioner Alexander McNamara.

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Alex McNamara
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Al Dextry
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Bronco Kid Farrow
George Cleveland ...
Banty
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Judge Horace Stillman
Russell Simpson ...
Flapjack Sims
William Farnum ...
Wheaton
Marietta Canty ...
Idabelle
Jack Norton ...
Mr. Skinner
Ray Bennett ...
Clark
Forrest Taylor ...
Bennett
Art Miles ...
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In Nome, Alaska, miner Roy Glennister and his partner Dextry, financed by saloon entertainer Cherry Malotte, fight to save their gold claim from crooked commissioner Alexander McNamara.

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Crashing Fists in the Gold-Crazed Alaska of '98!

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Final film of Richard Barthelmess. See more »

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(at around 45 mins) Marlene Dietrich descends the staircase of her saloon and arrives at the bottom wearing a different dress than the one she wore at the top. See more »

Quotes

Glennister: I imagine that dress is supposed to have a chilling effect. Well if it is, it isn't working, 'cuz you'd look good to me, baby, in a burlap bag.
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John Wayne vs Randolph Scott
3 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the few films where you see that Randolph Scott can act. The reason being is that he is an antagonist against John Wayne who wins the affections of Marlene Dietrich. Scott is better as an antagonist when he is playing against a good protagonist. Wayne works well with Dietrich because both of them are just class. They worked well together in 'Seven Sinners' previously, but Wayne didn't have a strong enough antagonist to play against. Here Scott steps up to the mark. To demonstrate that Scott makes a better antagonist than protagonist watch 'Pittsburgh' where the roles are reversed. Wayne is the antagonist in that film, and despite how despicable his character is, he still brings class to that role. Whereas Scott is the protagonist is bland.

The performances in this film is far superior to the plot. There are times when the film plods along and drags its feet, but the tension between Wayne and Scott maintains your attention. Scott has a chiselled face with lines engraved in stone which means he looks better as an antagonist than a protagonist.

There is a scene where Wayne looks at Scott and says to him: 'any objections?' The way he delivers that makes it quite clear that he is issuing a challenge to Scott. However, when Jeff Chandler said it to Rory Colhoun in the 1955 remake it was just a dead line. It shows that it's not the writing that makes this film but the performances, and both Wayne and Scott stand out in this film as delivering good performances.

The fight scene at the end is the best fight scene ever delivered in a Wayne film.


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