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God's Country and the Woman (1937)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 16 January 1937 (USA)
Jefferson Russett runs a logging company; his brother, Steve, is the prodigal son. Jeff cuts off his allowance and puts him to work, but on his first day, he is tricked into signing a ... See full summary »

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Steve Russett
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Jo Barton
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Bullhead
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Jefferson Russett
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Bjorn Skalka (as Allan Hale)
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Red Munro (as Joseph King)
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Ole Olson
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Gaskett
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Gander Hopkins
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Plug Hat
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Jordan
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Kewpie
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Turpentine (as Vic Potel)
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Miss Flint
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Doyle
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Jefferson Russett runs a logging company; his brother, Steve, is the prodigal son. Jeff cuts off his allowance and puts him to work, but on his first day, he is tricked into signing a contract allowing arch-rivals Barton Logging to use Russett railways. Jeff hauls Steve up to the logging camp, but he steals a plane. It runs out of gas in Barton territory, where spitfire Jo is running the camp. Naturally, this shrew must be tamed, so Steve, calling himself Steve Martin, sets out to do just that as he's trapped in the camp for two months until the next boat anyhow. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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All the majestic grandeur of the great Northwest lumber country...imprisoned for the first time by the magic bush of Technicolor! (original poster) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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The following actors were in studio records and/or casting call lists, with their character names, but were not seen in the movie: Eily Malyon (Mrs. Higginbottom), Georgette Rhodes (French Teletype Operator), Robert Bell (French Messenger), Don Downen (Messenger), Eddy Chandler (Logger) and Ben Hendricks Jr. . See more »

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George Brent's character is very hard to like in this lumbering drama.
20 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Obviously this film was expected to be a big money maker...a prestige film for Warner Brothers. How else could you explain their using Technicolor for the film? Sadly, despite the color, the film itself is only okay...a lumbering spectacle set in the lumbering country.

When the film begins, Jeff (Robert Barrat) is furious at his brother and partner, Steve (George Brent). After all, Jeff works his butt off while Steve parties in the big city. Well, Jeff is announcing that enough is enough and it's going to end NOW! Well, apparently Steve didn't exactly believe him and soon makes a muck of things. A bit later, when Jeff takes his annoying brother on an airplane trip to the lumber fields, Steve impulsively steals the plane!! It's low on fuel and he's soon forced to land at a nearby lumber camp run by the arch rivals!! Now, he's stuck there and forced to work for a change. Can Steve manage to do a decent days work AND somehow avert an all out war between the two lumber companies?! And, more importantly, will the audience care?

The main problem with this film is that Steve is easy to hate. Sure, he improves over time but this seems very unlikely considering what a jerk he is in the first third of the picture. Another is that the female love interest is about as alluring as a cactus! Overall, despite a few good moments, a nice sea plane and a cool explosion, it's a thoroughly mediocre film and nothing more...so don't let the color fool you!


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