Login | Forgot Password? | Join the Community
The Spoilers (1942)



The Spoilers

(1942)

87 minutes

Directed by Ray Enright

Written by Rex Beach, Lawrence Hazard and Tom Reed

Produced by Frank Lloyd

Cinematography by Milton R. Krasner

Distributed by Universal Pictures

Action / Romance / Western

Cast:

Marlene Dietrich as Cherry Malotte

Randolph Scott as Alexander McNamara

John Wayne as Roy Glennister

Margaret Lindsay as Helen Chester

Harry Carey as Al Dextry

Richard Barthelmess as Bronco Kid Farrow

George Cleveland as Banty

Samuel S. Hinds as Judge Horace Stillman

Russell Simpson as Flapjack Sims

William Farnum as Wheaton

Marietta Canty as Idabelle

Jack Norton as Mr. Skinner

Ray Bennett as Clark

Forrest Taylor as Bennett

Art Miles as Deputy

Robert W. Service as the Poet (uncredited)


During the gold rush in Alaska in 1900, a group of greedy claim jumpers find the perfect scheme by ensuring the local gold commissioner, Alexander McNamara, and the local judge, Horace Stillman, are both in on the scheme.  What they hadn’t counted on was crossing paths with the likes of Roy Glennister and his partner Al Dextry.  When the claim jumpers try to take Roy and Al’s Midas mine, Roy still has faith in the system, and has a falling out with Al over it.  However, it doesn’t take long for Roy to realize that the judge is on the take.  Roy has an ace in the hole , as Stillman’s beautiful niece, Helen, has fallen for him and is working to help him.  The situation turns grim when Roy and Al attempt to rob the local bank to get their gold back.  Into this fracas stumbles the Bronco Kid, a man who loves the local saloon girl, Cherry, and who tries to kill Roy for moving in on his “territory”.  The Kid ’s plan goes awry, and he ends up killing the sheriff instead.  However, due to his enemies, Roy is arrested for the crime.  Can Roy get out of jail and get his mine back?  Maybe with the help of Cherry he can!
 
Notes:

The Spoilers was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction in 1943.

The Spoilers is a classic Hollywood tale, one that has been told 5 times on the big screen.  Versions have been produced in 1914, 1923, 1930, 1942, and 1956.

Gary Cooper played Roy Glennister in the 1930 version of The Spoilers.  This is the only time that Gary Cooper and John Wayne both played the same role in two different films.

The Lawyer Wheaton is played by William Farnum, who played John Wayne’s role in the original 1914 version of The Spoilers.

Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott and John Wayne also starred together in the film Pittsburg (1942).  Randolph Scott got billed above John Wayne in both films, although Wayne’s role was more important to the story.

This was the final film of Richard Barthelmess.

It took 15 cameras to film the climactic fight scene at the end of The Spoilers.





Directors:
Actors: Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, John Wayne
Add to Favorites

Matinee Classics - The Spoilers starring John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, Richard Barthelmess, George Cleveland, Margaret Lindsay, Samuel S. Hinds, Russell Simpson, William Farnum, Marietta Canty, Jack Norton, Ray Bennett, Forrest Taylor, Art Miles and Harry Carey
Matinee Classics - The Spoilers starring John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, Richard Barthelmess, George Cleveland, Margaret Lindsay, Samuel S. Hinds, Russell Simpson, William Farnum, Marietta Canty, Jack Norton, Ray Bennett, Forrest Taylor, Art Miles and Harry Carey
Matinee Classics - The Spoilers starring John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, Richard Barthelmess, George Cleveland, Margaret Lindsay, Samuel S. Hinds, Russell Simpson, William Farnum, Marietta Canty, Jack Norton, Ray Bennett, Forrest Taylor, Art Miles and Harry Carey
Matinee Classics - The Spoilers starring John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, Richard Barthelmess, George Cleveland, Margaret Lindsay, Samuel S. Hinds, Russell Simpson, William Farnum, Marietta Canty, Jack Norton, Ray Bennett, Forrest Taylor, Art Miles and Harry Carey
Matinee Classics - The Spoilers starring John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, Richard Barthelmess, George Cleveland, Margaret Lindsay, Samuel S. Hinds, Russell Simpson, William Farnum, Marietta Canty, Jack Norton, Ray Bennett, Forrest Taylor, Art Miles and Harry Carey
Matinee Classics - The Spoilers starring John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, Richard Barthelmess, George Cleveland, Margaret Lindsay, Samuel S. Hinds, Russell Simpson, William Farnum, Marietta Canty, Jack Norton, Ray Bennett, Forrest Taylor, Art Miles and Harry Carey
Matinee Classics - The Spoilers starring John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, Richard Barthelmess, George Cleveland, Margaret Lindsay, Samuel S. Hinds, Russell Simpson, William Farnum, Marietta Canty, Jack Norton, Ray Bennett, Forrest Taylor, Art Miles and Harry Carey
Matinee Classics - The Spoilers starring John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, Richard Barthelmess, George Cleveland, Margaret Lindsay, Samuel S. Hinds, Russell Simpson, William Farnum, Marietta Canty, Jack Norton, Ray Bennett, Forrest Taylor, Art Miles and Harry Carey
Matinee Classics - The Spoilers starring John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, Richard Barthelmess, George Cleveland, Margaret Lindsay, Samuel S. Hinds, Russell Simpson, William Farnum, Marietta Canty, Jack Norton, Ray Bennett, Forrest Taylor, Art Miles and Harry Carey


HOME  |  MOVIES  |  TV SHOWS  |  RADIO  |  ACTORS  |  DIRECTORS  |  COMMUNITY  |  SEARCH
ABOUT US  |  FAQS  |  PRIVACY POLICY  |  TERMS & CONDITIONS  |  COPYRIGHT POLICY
Copyright © 2014 Matinee Classics LLC - All Rights Reserved. Developed by: VividConcept.com