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THE SPOILERS (1914) - U.S. Three-Sheet Poster

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Item Number: P-SPOILERS-3S
Vintage original 41 x 81 in. (68.6 x 205.7 cm.) U.S. three-sheet poster, stone lithograph, linen-backed, near-fine condition.
 
Produced by the Selig Polyscope Company, the 1914 version of The Spoilers was the first of five film versions of the famous drama of Alaskan life based upon the book by Rex Beach which was directed by Colin Campbell and stars William Farnum in the lead role. The image depicts a dramatic scene as Roy Glenister (William Farnum), seated in a chair and writing a letter, is unaware that the Bronco Kid (Wheeler Oakman) has broken into his room and creeping up behind him with a gun pointed at him. The Bronco Kid is wearing a rain-drenched raincoat and cap as large jagged thunderbolts and a torrential rain can be seen through the window. This beautiful stone lithograph poster has been professionally linen-backed and is in near-fine condition. The poster was originally kraft-backed and we had it professionally linen-backed for conservation purposes. There were numerous chips on the outer white borders and small areas of paper loss within the image, primarily at the crossfolds. These minor flaws were expertly corrected by Poster Mountain and the outer white borders have been air-brushed. The colors are extremely fresh and vibrant with no fading.
 
This rare large-format three-sheet poster is one of only three known copies to exist. The 1914 version of The Spoilers is considered one of the more important of the pre-1915 feature-length films and is a true classic of its genre. This film is of historical importance in that it was the first two-hour+ feature-length film made in the United States.
 
The Spoilers is set in Nome, Alaska during the 1898 Gold Rush, with William Farnum as Roy Glennister, Kathlyn Williams as Cherry Malotte, and Tom Santschi as Alex McNamara. The film culminates in a spectacular saloon fistfight between Glennister and McNamara. It was adapted to screen by Lanier Bartlett from the Rex Beach novel. The film was remade in 1923 (with Noah Beery as McNamara), 1930 (with Gary Cooper as Glennister and Betty Compson as Malotte), 1942 (with John Wayne as Glennister, Randolph Scott as McNamara, and Marlene Dietrich as Malotte), and 1955 (with Jeff Chandler as Glennister, Rory Calhoun as McNamara, and Anne Baxter as Malotte).
 
The Spoilers; Selig Polyscope Company; 1914; based upon the novel by Rex Beach; dir: Colin Campbell; cast: William Farnum, Kathlyn Williams, Tom Santschi, Wheeler Oakman.

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