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The Spoilers (1942)

Approved | | Drama, Western | 11 June 1942 (USA)
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.

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

Rex Beach (novel), Lawrence Hazard (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlene Dietrich ... Cherry Malotte
Randolph Scott ... Alex McNamara
John Wayne ... Roy Glennister
Margaret Lindsay ... Helen Chester
Harry Carey ... Al Dextry
Richard Barthelmess ... 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 Art Miles ... Deputy
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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!

Genres:

Drama | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Freibeuterin See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The climactic fistfight is one of the longest in cinema and lasts just under four minutes. See more »

Goofs

(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

Idabelle: Does I or don't I?
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Connections

Referenced in Rumble in the Bronx (1995) See more »

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Duke vs Scott
29 April 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

John Wayne is a gold prospector who romances Marlene Dietrich and fights crooked Randolph Scott, who's out to steal both his claim and his woman. Strong cast in a fairly typical but enjoyable gold rush western. Dietrich sizzles. She has great chemistry with both Wayne and Scott. Lots of innuendo in her dialogue. For their parts, the two western stars are solid. Scott shines in a rare villainous role. His cohorts in crime in this one are, surprisingly, Samuel S. Hinds and pretty Margaret Lindsay. Duke is good. His climactic bar fight with Scott is the movie's highlight. Harry Carey plays Duke's friend. George Cleveland and Russell Simpson are fun as a couple of grizzled prospectors.


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