Spoilers

Spoilers

Director: Ray Enright

Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, John Wayne

     
 

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Presented as part of the "Universal Western Collection," this John Wayne classic offers the tale of an honest ship captain who goes head-to-head with a deceptive kingpin after being swindled out of a gold-mine claim. The feature is presented in 1.33:1 full-frame and offers audio in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Mono 2.0 with optional Spanish and French… See more details below

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Presented as part of the "Universal Western Collection," this John Wayne classic offers the tale of an honest ship captain who goes head-to-head with a deceptive kingpin after being swindled out of a gold-mine claim. The feature is presented in 1.33:1 full-frame and offers audio in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital Mono 2.0 with optional Spanish and French subtitles. There are absolutely no special features.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
The Spoilers is a real corker of an Old West adventure-cum-romance, Alaskan style. Just about everything comes together the way it's supposed to in Spoilers, and does so in a lean 88 minutes that never feels rushed. Director Ray Enright uses that temporal economy to its best advantage; Spoilers moves at a quick but not nervy pace, taking just enough time here and there to slow down for a lovely moment with Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne or to linger for just a second on a particularly amusing grimace on Harry Carey's face. It establishes the world of the Alaskan gold rush with a few well-placed, concise lines and some shots of an elaborately clad Dietrich navigating the muddy streets via a few well-placed two-by-fours; nothing is belabored, simply shown and established so that the film can then move forward. Enright is helped in all of this by a cast that couldn't be bettered. Dietrich is heavenly, less morose than she's sometimes forced to be, a happier and more hopeful presence; even when pigheadedly letting her pride get in the way of her eventual reunion with John Wayne, her melancholy is less tragic than is often the case. For his part, Wayne displays a magnificent chemistry with her, and it brings out some of his most surprising line readings -- always natural and correct, yet somehow a bit unexpected. And as the third side of the romantic triangle, Randolph Scott is a wonderful heel. Spoilers had excitement, adventure, romance, comedy -- in short, it's a hell of a lot of fun.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/2004
UPC:
0025192313622
Original Release:
1942
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
15,826

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Closed Caption; [None specified]

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlene Dietrich Cherry Mallote
Randolph Scott Alexander McNamara
John Wayne Roy Glennister
Richard Barthelmess Bronco Kid Farrell
Margaret Lindsay Helen Chester
William Farnum Wheaton
Harry Carey Al Dextry
George Cleveland Banty
Samuel S. Hinds Judge Stillman
Russell Simpson Planiack
Marietta Canty Adabelle
Jack Norton Mr. Skinner
Charles Halton Jonathan Struve
Bud Osborne Marshall
Drew Demarest Galloway
Robert W. Service The Poet
Irving Bacon Hotel Proprietor
Chester Clute Montrose
Willie Fung Jailed Chinaman
William Gould Marshal Thompson
William Haade Deputy
Robert E. Homans Sea Captain
Lloyd Ingraham Kelly
Bob McKenzie Restaurateur
Harry Woods Complaining Miner
Ray Bennett Clark
Forrest Taylor Bennett
Art Miles Deputy
Charles McMurphy Deputy

Technical Credits
Ray Enright Director
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
John B. Goodman Art Director
Lawrence Hazard Screenwriter
Clarence Kolster Editor
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
Frank Lloyd Producer
Lee Marcus Associate Producer
Jack Otterson Art Director
Eddie Parker Stunts
Charles Previn Musical Direction/Supervision
Tom Reed Screenwriter
Edward Ray Robinson Set Decoration/Design
Hans J. Salter Score Composer
Vera West Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Looking for Action (Main Titles) [5:20]
2. Do Some Checking [4:17]
3. The Boat's Here! [6:19]
4. Meet the Commissioner [3:48]
5. Luck of the Draw [8:01]
6. Legal Hocus-Pocus [3:09]
7. Unfriendly Terms [4:55]
8. Let's Be Sensible [3:56]
9. Seized Assets [3:34]
10. Circuit Court Decision [4:30]
11. Frozen Account [3:12]
12. Gonna Do It Your Way [4:57]
13. Wanted for Murder [6:01]
14. A Cheap Lot [5:10]
15. Big Shootin' [6:26]
16. Taking Back What's Mine [4:53]
17. The Hard Way [8:13]
18. End Titles [:19]

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