Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself ... See full summary »
Banished from various U.S. protectorates in the Pacific, a saloon entertainer uses her femme-fatale charms to woo politicians, navy personnel, gangsters, riff-raff, judges and a ship's doctor in order to achieve her aims.
Quirt Evans, an all round bad guy, is nursed back to health and sought after by Penelope Worth, a Quaker girl. He eventually finds himself having to choose between his world and the world Penelope lives in.
With thousands of cattle being rustled from White Sage ranch the 1930's Texas Rangers are called in. They manage to get one of their agents into the gang by making them think he is the Pecos Kid on the lam.
There were tensions between Scott and Wayne during filming. Scott's contract with Universal entitled him to billing above Wayne who was on loan from Republic, but he had wanted the role of Glennister too. Wayne was also depressed by his recent separation so Dietrich sought to distract him with outings to restaurants and sporting events as well as hunting and fishing trips at weekends. See more »
When Glennister (John Wayne) and his men prepare to blow up the bank and steal the safe, they disguise themselves with what appeared to be coal dust to blacken their faces, but in a subsequent scene when Glennister visits Cherry Malotte (Marlene Dietrich) and her maid Idabelle (Marietta Canty), he's wearing traditional black-face makeup. See more »
If it's action you boys want, the game's open. The roof's the limit. But, if you're really playful, I'll take that off too.
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Old Western Gold Yarn When the Law Was Illegal Works ***
Nice action picture marks "The Spoilers."
Taking place in Nome, Alaska, John Wayne and Harry Carey own a gold mine. Along comes the gold commissioner (Randolph Scott) and a judge who work together as crooks to swindle people out of their stakes.
Marlene Dietrich is along for the ride as a gambling dance-hall queen. Her role is very similar to that of "Destry Rides Again," which was made three years before this picture.
Naturally, the Scott and judge duo want to clip Wayne and Carry. The judge has a niece (Margaret Lindsay) who will not quite make that happen. We've got shoot 'em ups, bar room brawls and dynamite explosions. If that isn't enough, we have Richard Barthelmess as Dietrich's manager who kills the sheriff and tries to frame Wayne for the murder. Barthelmess loves Dietrich and Wayne is in the way. Not bad, 2 women falling for Wayne.
Nice action flick with the theme of watch out for the law. A typical western production that works.
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