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 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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26 September 1947 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Referenced in Harvesting the High Plains (2012) See more »

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19 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I believe, if you check,you will find that there were location shots done in Washington state also, somewhere around Moses Lake area. Lamour refused to do location shots so every time you see her from a distance or from the back it is her stand-in, Jo Chilcott (sp.). If I remember correctly my dad said that Ladd, Nolan and Preston were all there on location.

For years my dad carried a newspaper clipping about the location filming and Jo,because they were thinking about getting married at the time. I saw the clipping several times because Jo was a Washington native and they were proud that one of their own was involved in the film.


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