The Spoilers (1942)

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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.



  • "Spoilers, The" Marlene Dietrich. 1942/Universal
  • Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne in The Spoilers (1942)
  • "Spoilers, The" Richard Barthelmess, Marlene Dietrich 1942/Universal
  • "Spoilers, The" Marlene Dietrich 1942/Universal
  • "Spoilers, The" Richard Barthelmess, Marlene Dietrich 1942/Universal
  • Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne at an event for The Spoilers (1942)

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9 February 2006 | edwagreen
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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