The Spoilers

The Spoilers

Jesse Hibbs (1955)

U Certificate


Our Score
This fifth film version of Rex Beach's novel about claim jumping during the Alaskan gold rush was the first to use colour, but the new generation of stars - Anne Baxter, Jeff Chandler and Rory Calhoun - hardly match up to such illustrious predecessors as Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott and John Wayne. The earlier films were notable for the climactic fist-fights between hero and villain, and here Chandler and Calhoun (and their stunt doubles) make a determined effort to emulate the action as they slug it out from the floor above the saloon, down the stairs and out into the muddy main street. But the story seems terminally tired and the picture is never more than mildly engrossing.


Two successful gold prospectors team up with a saloon owner in 19th-century Alaska to protect their mining rights from an unscrupulous rival and a corrupt judge determined to get rich at their expense. Western, starring Anne Baxter, Jeff Chandler and Rory Calhoun.

Cast & Crew

Cherry Malotte Anne Baxter
Roy Glennister Jeff Chandler
Alex McNamara Rory Calhoun
"Bronco" Blackie Ray Danton
Helen Chester Barbara Britton
Dextry John McIntire
Judge Stillman Carl Benton Reid
Flapjack Simms Wallace Ford
Director Jesse Hibbs
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: J.A.R.F.D. Ltd