Roaring Timber (1937)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  4 July 1937 (USA)
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Jim Sherwood (Jack Holt), toughest logging boss in the timber country, takes on his toughest assignment when he agrees to cut an enormous volume of timber for Andrew MacKinley (J. Farrell ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Grace Bradley ...
Kay MacKinley
Ruth Donnelly ...
Aunt Mary
Raymond Hatton ...
Willard Robertson ...
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Andrew MacKinley
Charles C. Wilson ...
Sam Garvin (as Charles Wilson)
Ernest Wood ...
Slim Bagnell
Philip Ahn ...
Ben Hendricks Jr. ...
Stumpy (as Ben Hendricks)
Tom London ...
Henchman 'Duke'


Jim Sherwood (Jack Holt), toughest logging boss in the timber country, takes on his toughest assignment when he agrees to cut an enormous volume of timber for Andrew MacKinley (J. Farrell MacDonald), who has to deliver the timber within sixty days. Jim, offered a big bonus, gets his men more pay and wins cooperation all around except from Harrigan (Willard Robertson), the job engineer. MacKinley is killed in an automobile crash, and his daughter, Kay (Grace Bradley, takes over. Sam Garvin (Charles C. Wilson), the general manager, wants Kay to sell out so his confederates can take over the contract. She declines and Harrigan flies to the camp. Jim, already sullen because he has just lost a huge quantity of timer in a dam break,is infuriated when Garvin says he has no intention of paying the promised bonus. Jim retaliates by slowing down production, and in order to run up expenses, orders Harrigan to build a section of railroad over a little-used gorge. With production slowed down, ... Written by Les Adams <>

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HE'S THE TOUGHEST BOSS THAT EVER LICKED A LOGGING CREW! ( original 22x28 poster-all caps) See more »


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4 July 1937 (USA)  »

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Blazing Glory  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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One of over a hundred Columbia features, mostly Westerns, sold to Hygo Television Films in the 1950s, who marketed them under the name of Gail Pictures; opening credits were redesigned, with some titles misspelled, the credit order of the players rearranged, some names misspelled, and new end titles attached, thus eliminating any evidence of their Columbia roots. Apparently, the original material was not retained in most of the cases, and the films have survived, even in the Sony library, only with these haphazardly created replacement opening and end credits. See more »

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As the title says...

One more timber movie, and there were many of them in the adventure western film archives...Many, mostly B pictures. I have commented some of them. This one makes no exception besides the rest of the batch I am talking about. Nearly always the same scheme. A hero, the lead, a master chief who is charge for taking care of a hard boiled crew of lumberjacks, in order to achieve a huge work in the forest. And, of course, there are many opponents to the project, sabotages plans...This brings us, like in this movie, some good action sequences, a rail road

  • train - derailed, or a wood bridge destruction whilst a train passes


And as I have already said before concerning this kind of film, this reminds me Robert Enrico's LES GRANDES GUEULES. It always will. Same manhood atmosphere, same "perfume". so nearly smell the trees scent...

A pretty good B picture given to us by the prolific B movie director, Phil Rosen. For Columbia Pictures.

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