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Wild Harvest (1947)

Passed  |   |  Drama  |  26 September 1947 (USA)
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Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He ... See full summary »

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Joe Madigan
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Fay Rankin
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Jim Davis
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Kink
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Mark Lewis (as Dick Erdman)
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Mike Alperson
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Joe is the head of an itinerant combine crew, working the harvests against rival crew boss Alperson. Joe's buddy Jim joins the crew with startup money. Farmer's niece Fay falls for Joe. He puts her off. To get back she marries Jim whom she prods into high-grading the grain (skimming off some for private sale). The last payment on Joe's machinery is due just as he discover's what his buddy has been doing. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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A good custom harvesting story
31 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wild Harvest was the first movie made to portray the life of a transient harvester. However, I felt the inclusion of the "highgrading" issues and the fights between farmers and their harvesting crews, does go to extreme. The footage of the Massey-Harris 21A's is very nice. I also liked the opening footage of the varied combines/harvesting scenes, which also included the original Massey-Harris 21.

Hooray for the comment on the Wild Harvest newsletter! I'm the one who initially launched the newsletter, but am no longer connected with it.

This is one movie that needs to be re-released on both DVD and VHS! There are many farmers and custom harvesters among us who still want to either see this for the first time, or simply see it again after such a long time.


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