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The Spoilers (1930)

Passed | | Action, Western | 20 September 1930 (USA)
While traveling to Nome, Alaska, Roy Glenister (Gary Cooper) meets beautiful Helen Chester (Kay Johnson), who soon becomes his sweetheart. Glenister is one of several owners of a lucrative ... See full summary »

Director:

Edwin Carewe

Writers:

Rex Beach (novel), Bartlett Cormack (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Cooper ... Roy Glenister
Kay Johnson ... Helen Chester
Betty Compson ... Cherry Malotte
William 'Stage' Boyd ... Alec McNamara
Harry Green ... Herman
Slim Summerville ... Slapjack Simms
James Kirkwood ... Joe Dextry
Lloyd Ingraham ... Judge Stillman
Oscar Apfel ... A. Struve
George Irving ... William Wheaton
Knute Erickson ... Captain Stevens
Merrill McCormick Merrill McCormick ... Miner
Charles K. French ... Man in Bar
Jack Holmes Jack Holmes ... Voorhees
John Beck John Beck ... Joel Hansen
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Storyline

While traveling to Nome, Alaska, Roy Glenister (Gary Cooper) meets beautiful Helen Chester (Kay Johnson), who soon becomes his sweetheart. Glenister is one of several owners of a lucrative mine called The Midas. When he arrives in Nome, he discovers that his partners, Slapjack Simms (Slim Summerville) and Joe Dextry (James Kirkwood), are in the middle of a legal dispute with three corrupt officials: United States Marshal Voorhees (Jack Holmes), Judge Stillman (Lloyd Ingraham), and a politician named Alec McNamara (William "Stage" Boyd ). They have been engaged in a racket claiming titles to various mines, ejecting the miners, and then making McNamara owner of the disputed properties. The three corrupt officials lay claim to The Midas. McNamara also steals money from Glenister, Dextry, and Slapjack, preventing them from enlisting legal help from the United States. When Dextry and Glenister plan a vigilante action, McNamara calls in a detail of soldiers to protect "his property". As ... Written by lgpurvis655

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Plot Keywords:

mining | gold | alaska | based on novel | See All (4) »

Taglines:

The he-man hero who takes what he wants --- gold or women! See more »

Genres:

Action | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Banditterne See more »

Filming Locations:

Oxnard, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Cooper tore his hamstring and wrenched his back during the famous fight scene, and was in severe pain for most of the rest of the filming. See more »

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Referenced in Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) See more »

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