The Spoilers (1914 film)

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The Spoilers
The Spoilers (1914 film).jpg
Theatrical poster for The Spoilers
Directed byColin Campbell
Alfred E. Green (asst. dir.)
Produced byWilliam Nicholas Selig
Written byRex Beach (novel/play)
Lanier Bartlett
StarringWilliam Farnum
Kathlyn Williams
Tom Santschi
CinematographyHarry Gerstad
Alvin Wyckoff
Distributed byGeneral Film Company
Release date
  • March 25, 1914 (1914-03-25)
Running time
9 reels (1914 release)
110 minutes (1916 re-release)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles
Box office$1 million[1]
The Spoilers

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.


Preservation status[edit]

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


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