The Spoilers (1914 film)

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This article is about the 1914 film. For other topics of the same name, see The Spoilers (disambiguation).
The Spoilers
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Theatrical poster for The Spoilers
Directed by Colin Campbell
Alfred E. Green (asst. dir.)
Produced by William Nicholas Selig
Written by Rex Beach (novel/play)
Lanier Bartlett
Starring William Farnum
Kathlyn Williams
Tom Santschi
Cinematography Harry Gerstad
Alvin Wyckoff
Production
company
Distributed by General Film Company
Release dates
25 March 1914
Running time
9 reels (1914 release)
110 minutes (1916 re-release)
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles
Box office $1 million[1]

The Spoilers (1914) is a film directed by Colin Campbell. The film is set in Nome, Alaska during the 1898 Gold Rush, with William Farnum as Roy Glennister, Kathlyn Williams as Cherry Malotte, and Tom Santschi as Alex McNamara. The film culminates in a spectacular saloon fistfight between Glennister and McNamara. In 1916, an expanded version was released, running 110 minutes.

The film was adapted to screen by Lanier Bartlett from the Rex Beach novel of the same name. The film was remade in 1923 (with Noah Beery as McNamara), 1930 (with Gary Cooper as Glennister and Betty Compson as Malotte), 1942 (with John Wayne as Glennister, Randolph Scott as McNamara, and Marlene Dietrich as Malotte), and 1955 (with Jeff Chandler as Glennister, Rory Calhoun as McNamara, and Anne Baxter as Malotte).[2] All of the films feature a lengthy, intense fight sequence.

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The film exists in the Raymond Rohauer (Cohen Media Group) collection in an incomplete print.[3]

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