An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter.

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Barney Glasgow
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Richard Glasgow
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Lotta Morgan / Lotta Bostrom
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Karie
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Emma Louise
Andrea Leeds ...
Evvie Glasgow
Frank Shields ...
Tony Schwerke
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Sid LeMaire
Cecil Cunningham ...
Josie
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Mr. Hewitt
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In 1884 lumberman Barney Glasgow leaves his true love, saloon singer Lotta Morgan, to marry Emma Louise, his boss's daughter. His buddy Swan Bostrom marries Lotta instead. Barney becomes a lumber magnate by stripping the Wisconsin forests, without re-planting. After 23 years, Barney finally visits Swan. Lotta has died, but Barney is smitten by their daughter Lotta Bostrom, who looks almost like her mother. His lavish attentions to Lotta create gossip and a rivalry between Barney and his son Richard. Written by Will Gilbert

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23 December 1936 (France)  »

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Roaring Timber  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia

Howard Hawks stated that William Wyler's contribution was only ten minutes of screen time. However, it's generally thought that Wyler directed the last 30 minutes of the film. See more »

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At 44:57, Barney's hand changes position on the desk. See more »

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Referenced in Hill Street Blues: Come and Get It (1986) See more »

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Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair
(1854) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played in LeMaire's bar
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You might fall in love...with this film.
4 November 1998 | by (Santa Cruz, California) – See all my reviews

This picture made Hollywood rebel Frances Farmer a star. A clever sex comedy, set in Wisconsin at the turn of the century and 20 years later, has Farmer in the plum dual role of Lotta Morgan and Lotta Bostrum. Co-stars Edward Arnold and Joel Mcrea do not miss a beat as father and son in the love triangle. Walter Brennan won the first Oscar ever given for Best Supporting Actor. While Frances Farmer has been portrayed [i.e., FRANCES, 1983] as an intense and brooding black sheep of 30s-40s Hollywood, this picture proudly shows her solid comedy and dramatic skills.


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