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 ...
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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
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Many of the "wheat fields" shown in the movie - other than stock footage - are actually alfalfa fields. The location shots were filmed in the area around Arvin, California, where there isn't much wheat but there are huge areas of farmland consisting of alfalfa, which is used to feed the thousands of cows in the surrounding dairy farms. See more »
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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