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The Spoilers
(1923) American
B&W : Eight reels / 8020 feet
Directed by Lambert Hillyer

Cast: Milton Sills [Roy Glennister], Anna Q. Nilsson [Cherry Malotte], Barbara Bedford [Helen Chester], Robert Edeson [Joe Dextry], Ford Sterling [‘Slapjack’ Simms], Wallace MacDonald [‘The Broncho Kid’], Noah Beery (Sr.) [Alex McNamara], Mitchell Lewis [Marshall Voorhees], John Elliott [Bill Wheaton], Robert McKim [Struve], Tom McGuire [Captain Stevens], Kate Price [the landlady], Rockliffe Fellowes [Matthews], Gordon Russell [Burke], Louise Fazenda [Tilly Nelson], Sam de Grasse [Judge Stillman], Albert Roscoe [Mexico Mullins], Jack Curtis [Bill Nolan]

Jesse D. Hampton Productions production; distributed by Goldwyn Distributing Corporation. / Produced by Jesse D. Hampton. Scenario by Fred Kennedy Myton, Elliott Clawson and Hope Loring, from the play adaptation The Spoilers by Rex Beach and James MacArthur of the novel The Spoilers by Rex Beach. Cinematography by John S. Stumar and Dwight Warren. / © 19 July 1923 by Jesse D. Hampton Productions [LP19225]. Premiered 5 August 1923 in New York, New York. Released 26 August 1923. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The novel was previously filmed as The Spoilers (1914).

Drama: Adventure.

Synopsis: [Moving Picture World, 7 July 1923, page ?] Roy Glennister and his partner are victimized by a crooked political plot which involves the possession of gold-mines in Alaska. Alex McNamara and Judge Stillman unite in robbing the owners by jumping their claims. Roy has befriended Helen Chester, Stillman’s niece, but believes she is an accomplice. He saves Stillman from hanging, however, but Helen now suspicious of her uncle investigates. She is saved from a compromising situation by her brother and McNamara gets his full dues from the fists of Glennister.

Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Alaska territory - Authors: Rex Beach (1877-1949)

Listing updated: 14 August 2008.

References: Hirschhorn-Universal p. 169; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 75-77 : Website-AFI.

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