The Spoilers (1923 film)

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The Spoilers
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Directed byLambert Hillyer
Written byElliott J. Clawson
Based onThe Spoilers
1906 novel/play
by Rex Beach
Produced byJesse D. Hampton
StarringMilton Sills
Anna Q. Nilsson
Noah Beery Sr.
CinematographyJohn Stumar
Dwight Warren
Jesse D. Hampton Productions
Distributed byGoldwyn Pictures
Release date
  • August 5, 1923 (1923-08-05)
Running time
80 minutes; 8,020 feet
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

The Spoilers is a 1923 American silent Western film directed by Lambert Hillyer. It is set in Nome, Alaska during the 1898 Gold Rush, with Milton Sills as Roy Glennister, Anna Q. Nilsson as Cherry Malotte, and Noah Beery Sr. as Alex McNamara. The film culminates in a saloon fistfight between Glennister and McNamara.

The Spoilers was adapted to screen by Elliott J. Clawson from the 1906 Rex Beach novel of the same name. Film versions also appeared in 1914, 1930 (with Gary Cooper as Glennister and Betty Compson as Cherry Malotte), 1942 (with John Wayne as Glennister, Marlene Dietrich as Malotte, and Randolph Scott as McNamara), and finally in 1955 with Anne Baxter as Malotte, Jeff Chandler as Glennister and Rory Calhoun as McNamara.[1]

The character of Cherry Malotte also appears in Beach's The Silver Horde (1930), portrayed by Evelyn Brent.

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A print of The Spoilers is maintained in the film archives at Gosfilmofond in Moscow and the Centre National du Cinéma at Fort de Bois-d'Arcy.[2]


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