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Release Date:
1 February 1937 (Denmark) See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Edward Arnold ... Barney Glasgow

Joel McCrea ... Richard Glasgow

Frances Farmer ... Lotta Morgan / Lotta Bostrom

Walter Brennan ... Swan Bostrom

Mady Christians ... Karie

Mary Nash ... Emma Louise
Andrea Leeds ... Evvie Glasgow
Frank Shields ... Tony Schwerke

Edwin Maxwell ... Sid LeMaire
Cecil Cunningham ... Josie
Charles Halton ... Mr. Hewitt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Unger
Edwin August ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Diner (uncredited)
Clem Bevans ... Gunnar Gallagher (uncredited)
Edward Biby ... Dining Car Patron (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Lumberjack (uncredited)
Harry C. Bradley ... Thomas Gubbins (uncredited)
Ed Brady ... Barfly (uncredited)
Egon Brecher ... Mr. Schwerke (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Barfly (uncredited)
Phillip Cooper ... Chore Boy (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Waiter (uncredited)
Frances Dee ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Jesse Graves ... Servant at Party (uncredited)
Kit Guard ... Lumberjack in Saloon (uncredited)
Al K. Hall ... Goodnow (uncredited)
Ben Hall ... Barfly (uncredited)
Jack Herrick ... Lumberjack (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins ... Shell Game Operator (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Cookie (uncredited)
George Humbert ... George (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Man in Saloon (uncredited)
Payne B. Johnson ... Boy (uncredited)
Jack Kenny ... Barfly (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Lumberjack (uncredited)
Rollo Lloyd ... Train Steward (uncredited)
Theodore Lorch ... Lumberjack (uncredited)
Robert Lowery ... Chicago Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Jim Mason ... Barfly (uncredited)
Adolph Milar ... Lumberjack (uncredited)
Paul Panzer ... Lumberjack (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ... Foreman (uncredited)
Lon Poff ... Lumberjack (uncredited)
Russ Powell ... Bartender (uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff ... Rowdy (uncredited)
Allen D. Sewall ... Barfly (uncredited)
Lee Shumway ... Diner (uncredited)
Mark Strong ... Lumberjack (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Lumberjack (uncredited)
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Snowflake (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Lumberjack (uncredited)
William Wagner ... Wine Steward (uncredited)
Fred Warren ... Pianist (uncredited)

Doodles Weaver ... Sourdough Barfly (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Barfly (uncredited)

Hank Worden ... Lumberjack (uncredited)

Directed by
Howard Hawks 
William Wyler 
Richard Rosson (logging sequences)
Writing credits
Edna Ferber (based upon the famous novel by)

Jane Murfin (screen play) and
Jules Furthman (screen play)

Produced by
Samuel Goldwyn .... producer
Merritt Hulburd .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Alfred Newman (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Rudolph Maté (photographed by) (as Rudolph Mate)
Gregg Toland (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Edward Curtiss (film editor)
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Set Decoration by
Julia Heron (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Omar Kiam (costumes)
Makeup Department
Max Factor .... wig maker (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Walter Mayo .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Frank Maher .... sound recorder
Special Effects by
Paul Widlicska .... snow maker (uncredited)
Paul Widlicska .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Ray Binger .... special effects photographed by
Paul Eagler .... special effects photography (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Donald Biddle Keyes .... still photographer (uncredited)
Music Department
Alfred Newman .... musical director
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Edna Ferber .... consultant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Roaring Timber" - USA (reissue title)
"Roaring Timbers" - USA (reissue title)
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99 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)
Argentina:13 | Finland:K-16 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #2793) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Howard Hawks's take on his being "fired" is that he wasn't. Rather, he quit, after refusing to agree with Samuel Goldwyn, who wanted the narrative to stay closer to that of the book. Goldwyn had been ill and absent for the 42 days of shooting that Hawks directed and was unaware of Hawks' rewrites. Hawks left the production with only 14 days left to go.See more »
Continuity: At 45:30, the way that Richard holds the cup changes.See more »
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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Falling in Love Again, 24 October 2005
Author: lugonian from Kissimmee, Florida

COME AND GET IT (United Artists, 1936), directed by Howard Hawks and William Wyler, is another winning drama from producer Samuel Goldwyn, whose previous 1936 efforts, THESE THREE and DODSWORTH, remain true classics. Adapted from the popular novel by Edna Ferber, author of "Cimarron," COME AND GET IT can be summed up as a soap opera for men, or best categorized as a "guy flick," in which the story centers upon lumbermen, particularly two best friends and their love for one woman. Of the major actors to enact the lead, Edward Arnold, a robust 200-pound plus actor, became the chosen one. Arnold, a veteran character performer with some leads to his credit, gives a sincere and brilliant portrayal in what's regarded as his very best role. While this is Arnold's showcase from start to finish, his co-stars have turned out to be winners in the end. First there's Walter Brennan in his first of three Academy Award wins in the supporting actor category; and Frances Farmer, on loan from Paramount, a newcomer with three films to her credit, in a challenging but rewarding role as a saloon singer and later, her daughter. Joel McCrea, whose name is billed second following Arnold's, has a few scenes, and comes close to being overshadowed, however, his part is crucial to the story.

In true Edna Ferber tradition, COME AND GET IT is set during a passage in time. It opens in Iron Ridge, Wisconsin, 1884, where Barney Glasgow (Edward Arnold) is introduced as the overseer of a group of lumbermen. After a couple of brawls showing Barney is a fighter and natural born leader, enter his best friend, "Swan" Bostrom (Walter Brennan), a lumberjack whom Barney affectionately calls "that crazy Swede." Barney, who is ambitious enough to prepare himself to marry his employer's (Charles Halton) daughter, is quite a ladies man. After meeting Lotta Morgan (Frances Farmer) and winning a bundle of money at the roulette table, he takes a sudden interest in her. The two get acquainted as Lotta agrees on getting the money back for her employer (Edwin Maxwell) by placing something into Barney's drink. Lotta changes her mind as she gets to know him, and following a now classic saloon brawl involving metal serving trays, Lotta runs off with Barney and Swan. However, in spite of Barney's true affection towards Lotta, he breaks away without a word of goodbye to follow his ambition to go into a loveless marriage in order to become a very rich man. Upset over the rejection, Lotta in turn marries Swan. Shifting to 1907, Barney is now president of his lumber company, father of two children, Richard (Joel McCrea), who acts as his assistant in the plant, and Evvie (Andrea Leeds). His marriage to Emma Louise (Mary Nash) is relatively unhappy mainly because he is unable to forget Lotta, who has since died. When Barney takes time away from his business to be with Swan, all of his cherished memories and love for Lotta are brought back when he is introduced to Swan's grown daughter, also named Lotta (Frances Farmer), thus, falling in love all over again, and doing everything possible to spend much time with the Bostroms, especially Lotta. Conflict arises between father and son as Richard has now fallen in love with Lotta and wants to marry her.

The supporting players include Mady Christians as Karie, Swan's spinster cousin; Frank Shield as Tony Schwerke; and Cecil Cunningham as Barney's nosy and acid-tongue secretary, Josie.

While not strong on marquee names, the strength of the movie relies on the characters they play, especially Frances Farmer. In enacting the role as mother and daughter (although they never share the same scenes), Farmer is introduced 16 minutes from the start of the story as the tough, gum chewing saloon singer with a throaty voice memorably singing a popular Civil War song titled "Aura Lee," immortalized in the 1950s by Elvis Presley as "Love Me Tender." This is Farmer at her finest. The second portion of the story in which she plays her daughter, Farmer's hairstyle is lighter blonde, naive but ambitious to want to break away from her dead-end surroundings, and speaks as well as sings in her slightly higher toned voice. Her second character doesn't come off as strong as her first, but there's a dramatic change in the story after she comes to realize that Barney, her father's best friend, is coming on to her. Farmer ranked COME AND GET IT as her personal favorite performance, and rightfully so. A pity she seldom got more chances to play stronger characters such as this. She and Arnold reunited once more in another period setting drama, THE TOAST OF NEW YORK (RKO Radio, 1937) opposite Cary Grant and Jack Oakie in support. As with COME AND GET IT, Farmer's character is torn between her love for an older rich man and a much younger one, but without the father/son conflict.

At one point in time during commercial television revivals, COME AND GET IT used to be overplayed. Today, it's not shown often enough. Available on video cassette during the 1990s and later DVD, COME AND GET IT made its introduction to cable television on Turner Network Television in 1991, followed by frequent showings on American Movie Classics from 1993 to 1995, and on Turner Classic Movies where it premiered February 6, 2007. To get a real eye-view on the career of Frances Farmer, COME AND GET IT is a good introduction to the actress whose personal and professional career has become overshadowed by her years committed into a mental institution. For a really good tear-jerker for guys, simply "come and get it!!" (***)

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