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The Spoilers [DVD] [1942]

Release Date:06/01/2004
Presented as part of the "Universal Western Collection," this John Wayne classic offers the tale of an honest ship captain who goes head-to-head with a deceptive kingpin after being swindled out of a gold-mine claim. The feature is presented in 1.33:1 full-frame and offers audio in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Mono 2.0 with optional Spanish and French subtitles. There are absolutely no special features.

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    Special Features

    • Closed Captioned


    The Spoilers
    The fourth of five movie versions of the rugged Rex Beach novel of the same name, 1942's The Spoilers stars Marlene Dietrich, John Wayne, and Randolph Scott. The plot, involving the cheating of Alaskan gold rush prospectors by a crooked gold commissioner, requires that Scott play a villain, Alexander McNamara. Prospector Roy Glennister (Wayne) is continually persecuted by McNamara, who has the law on his side, until the two decide to settle their dispute man-to-man in a spectacular reel-long fistfight. La Dietrich plays saloon-hall gal Cherry Mallote, who becomes the romantic bone of contention between Glennister and McNamara. William Farnum, who played John Wayne's role in the original 1914 filmization of The Spoilers, plays a key supporting role in this remake; also on hand in a cameo is poet Robert W. Service, of The Shooting of Dan McGrew fame. Listen for a cute inside joke at the beginning of the picture, invoking the name of co-producer Lee Marcus. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Marlene Dietrich
      Marlene Dietrich - Cherry Mallote
    • Randolph Scott
      Randolph Scott - Alexander McNamara
    • John Wayne
      John Wayne - Roy Glennister
    • Margaret Lindsay
      Margaret Lindsay - Helen Chester
    • Richard Barthelmess
      Richard Barthelmess - Bronco Kid Farrell

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