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Edward G. Robinson,
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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
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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