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The Spoilers (1942) Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Wayne, Randolph Scott, Marlene Dietrich, Margaret Lindsay, Harry Carey, Marietta Canty

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This oft-remade movie tells a story of Nome, Alaska during it's gold rush. In the midst of a booming period for this gold-mining town, goverment agents move in and start taking over prospectors' claims, using nefarious means to do so. There is also a jealous relationship parallelogram involving a prospector, the saloon owner, a government agent, and a judge's daughter. The bar fight is the climax that each version of the movie builds to, and each remake tries to surpass the previous one. This one does not fail to thrill, excite, and be a standard against which other bar fights should be measured.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Zorikh Lequidre



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Plot & Themes

Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   prospecting/locating gold Criminal enemy is...    -   politicians

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Alaska Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand Any profanity?    -   None

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