MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 33,424 this week

The Go Getter (1937)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  22 May 1937 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 95 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

Billy Austin served on the crew of the USN airship Macon until it crashed at sea during a storm. In the hospital, the captain has given him a watch with the motto of the crew 'It Shall Be ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screen play)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 33 titles
created 18 Mar 2012
 
6-7
a list of 45 titles
created 05 Nov 2012
 
a list of 289 titles
created 25 Nov 2012
 
a list of 1152 titles
created 06 Aug 2013
 
list image
a list of 796 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Go Getter" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Go Getter (1937)

The Go Getter (1937) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Go Getter.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Lou Ricarno is a smart guy. His plan is to organize the various gangs in Chicago so that the mugs will not liquidate each other. WIth the success of his leadership, Louie prospers, marries ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Lew Ayres, James Cagney, Charles Judels
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Fourteen-year-old Tessa is hopelessly in love with handsome composer Lewis Dodd, a family friend. Lewis adores Tessa, but has never shown any romantic feelings toward her. When Tessa's ... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Charles Boyer, Joan Fontaine, Brenda Marshall
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Alan Mowbray
Tin Cup (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A washed up golf pro working at a driving range tries to qualify for the US Open in order to win the heart of his succesful rival's girlfriend.

Director: Ron Shelton
Stars: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson
Beginners (2010)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.

Director: Mike Mills
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

John Quinn is the ruthless manager of the night club Garden of the Moon. He has booked Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees for a season as his band, but due to a car accident Vallee can't... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Margaret Lindsay, John Payne
Bright Lights (1935)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Joe and Fay Wilson are a happily married vaudeville team. But when a reporter discovers, that one of the chorus girls in the troupe is a slightly eccentric heiress, who bugs sometimes out ... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley
Stars: Joe E. Brown, Ann Dvorak, Patricia Ellis
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Linda Lawrence rises from secretary to account executive in an advertising agency. She falls in love with ex-football star Jimmy Hall and marries him. Radio man Harry Galleon will push her ... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley
Stars: Wayne Morris, Priscilla Lane, Humphrey Bogart
Maisie (1939)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Stranded, penniless in a small Wyoming town, Maisie Ravier flirts with Slim, the manager of Clifford Ames' ranch. Disgusted by Maisie's flirtation, Slim orders her to leave town. Maisie ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Robert Young, Ann Sothern, Ruth Hussey
Stage Struck (1936)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Broadway dance director George Randall (Dick Powell) is stuck with staging a Broadway show starring Peggy Revere (Joan Blondell), a wealthy but untalented performer who is starring only ... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley
Stars: Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Warren William
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Brent ...
...
Margaret Ricks
Charles Winninger ...
Cappy Ricks
John Eldredge ...
Lloyd Skinner
Henry O'Neill ...
Commander Tisdale
Joseph Crehan ...
Karl Stone
Gordon Oliver ...
Luce
Eddie Acuff ...
Bob Blair
Willard Robertson ...
Matt Peasely
Pierre Watkin ...
Browne
Joan Valerie ...
Skinner's Secretary (as Helen Valkis)
Herbert Rawlinson ...
Lester
Helen Lowell ...
Mrs. Luce
Harry Beresford ...
M. M. Barker
Minerva Urecal ...
Cappy Ricks' Secretary
Edit

Storyline

Billy Austin served on the crew of the USN airship Macon until it crashed at sea during a storm. In the hospital, the captain has given him a watch with the motto of the crew 'It Shall Be Done' inscribed on it. He was discharge from the Navy after losing one leg to the crash and now needs a job. As he knows lumber, he applies at the Rick's Lumbering Co. and persists by seeing both vice presidents and then Mr. Ricks. The President does hire him and his job is to sell the wood no one wants to buy. Austin thrives and becomes the star salesman of the company. He has also met the daughter of the President and intends to marry. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 May 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il nemico dell'impossibile  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows Cappy Ricks Returns (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

It Shall Be Done
(uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Possibly played as background music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A charming comedy about an unstoppable salesman.
9 January 2001 | by (Catonsville, Md.; USA) – See all my reviews

Sadly, this is the kind of movie that Hollywood has forgotten how to make. It's filled with quirky character bits and plot reversals. Briefly, George Brent plays an earnest and unstoppable salesman working for an incendiary boss, and in love with the boss's daughter. I've worked with salesman like this before. They'll go to insane lengths to get the job done. It was fun to see one portrayed on the screen. This was the kind of movie that Hollywood once made that made the public fall in love them. Regrettably, if you want to see this sort of movie now, don't bother going to the local megaplex. Stay home and check out Turner Classic Movies. I'll take a dozen showings of THE GO-GETTER over a single $100,000,000 effects-jammed swollen monstrosity any day. The only special effects that I really want are great writing and great acting. THE GO-GETTER has both.


16 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Go Getter (1937) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?