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King of the Lumberjacks (1940)

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James 'Jim' 'Slim' Abbott
Gloria Dickson ...
Tina Martin Deribault
Stanley Fields ...
Dominic Deribault
Joe Sawyer ...
Jigger, a Lumberjack
Victor Kilian ...
Joe (Saloon Owner)
Earl Dwire ...
Dr. Vance
Herbert Heywood ...
Laramie, Train Engineer (as Herbert Haywood)
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Mr. Gregg, Parole Officer
John Sheehan ...
Bartender
Pat West ...
Second Waiter
Nat Carr ...
'Shorty', First Waiter
Jack Mower ...
'Red', Truck Driver
John 'Skins' Miller ...
'Cooky', the Camp Cook
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13 April 1940 (USA)  »

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Corazones de roble  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Avalon
(1920)
(based on "E lucevan le stelle" in opera "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini)
Music by Vincent Rose
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Al Jolson
Played on piano by Jimmy Conlin for dance music in the saloon
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Too much of Stanley Fields dominates this B-film from Warners...
23 May 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

JOHN PAYNE plays a college guy who gets a lumberjack job on a crew run by STANLEY FIELDS. Fields is a rough mannered, diamond-in-the-rough type of guy who manages to win the attention of GLORIA DICKSON when she applies for a job as singer in the local tavern. And unfortunately, he has most of the footage throughout the film.

Turns out that Dickson is Payne's former sweetheart which sets up the usual formula triangle with Payne caught between the newly married couple and his friendship with both.

Some of the timberland footage looks like stock shots used from other Warner films about lumberjacks. The story, as well, seems like a retread of familiar films dealing with the same background and romantic triangle.

With Fields using rough tactics to get his logs to the mill on time, we know there will be some sort of conflict between him and Payne before the story is over. Too much plot takes place in the last ten minutes, involving a vengeful runaway train, which gives the story an abrupt feel before it winds up in downbeat fashion.

Summing up: Forgettable B-film leaves a bad impression.


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