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The Spoilers (1955)

Approved | | Adventure, Western | 26 December 1955 (Sweden)
In 1899 Alaska, miners have to protect themselves from a phony legal team trying to steal their gold claims.

Director:

Jesse Hibbs

Writers:

Oscar Brodney (screenplay), Charles Hoffman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Baxter ... Cherry Malotte
Jeff Chandler ... Roy Glennister
Rory Calhoun ... Alex McNamara
Ray Danton ... Blackie
Barbara Britton ... Helen Chester
John McIntire ... Dextry
Wallace Ford ... Flapjack Simms
Forrest Lewis Forrest Lewis ... Banty Jones
Carl Benton Reid ... Judge Stillman
Raymond Walburn ... Mr. Skinner
Ruth Donnelly ... Duchess
Dayton Lummis Dayton Lummis ... Wheaton
Willis Bouchey ... Jonathan Struve
Roy Barcroft ... The Marshal
Byron Foulger ... Montrose
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Storyline

During the 1898 gold rush in Nome,Alaska, many miners are faced with claim jumpers bent on stealing their legitimate gold claims.The new gold commissioner, Alex McNamara, assures the miners that judge Stillman is on his way to Nome to review all legal matters concerning the mines.However, the miners grow impatient and want to settle matters the old fashioned way:with a gun.Finally, a ship arrives bringing judge Stillman and his daughter to Nome. On the same boat,local mine owner,Roy Glennister,returns to Nome and is greeted by girlfriend Cherry Malotte who's the owner of the local saloon and gambling house.But Roy is full of gallantry toward fellow boat passenger, Helen Chester,which causes a jealousy scene between Roy and girlfriend Cherry.Following their lovers' quarrel Roy and Cherry discover that judge Stillman and his legal team are phony,the gold commissioner, Alex McNamara, is corrupt and that Roy and his mining partner, Dextry, are about to lose their mine to phony claimants. Written by nufs68

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REX BEACH'S IMMORTAL SAGA OF THE YUKON! (original print ad - all caps)

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Adventure | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1955 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Les forbans See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,400,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Final feature film of Barbara Britton. See more »

Goofs

Obvious doubles for Jeff Chandler and Rory Calhoun in overlong fight scene. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: ALASKA 1899 See more »

Connections

Version of The Spoilers (1930) See more »

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Careless Love
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Written by Arnold Schwarzwald (as Arnold Hughes) and Frederick Herbert
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Typical 1950's western.
11 February 2018 | by redwhiteandblue1776See all my reviews

The first scene gave me great hopes. The miner's dirty clothes, the looks of the town and the muddy street. Then my hopes were dashed when the lady showed up. This was Nome, Alaska in 1899 and she show up wearing a dress, hat and feathers that would be more appropriate at a San Francisco opera. During the rest of the movie, all the major characters wore clothes that were always clean, pressed and way too fancy for the time and place. I've never understood why directors would allow a movie to be made with such obvious flaws. Makes no sense. The movie had a pretty good plot but for me, the 1956 style acting, script and special effects could have been done so much better with a little more thought.


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