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Come and Get It (1936)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 23 December 1936 (France)
An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter.

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Edna Ferber (based upon the famous novel by), Jane Murfin (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward Arnold ... Barney Glasgow
Joel McCrea ... Richard Glasgow
Frances Farmer ... Lotta Morgan / Lotta Bostrom
Walter Brennan ... Swan Bostrom
Mady Christians ... Karie
Mary Nash ... Emma Louise
Andrea Leeds ... Evvie Glasgow
Frank Shields ... Tony Schwerke
Edwin Maxwell ... Sid LeMaire
Cecil Cunningham ... Josie
Charles Halton ... Mr. Hewitt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Clyde
Charles Unger Charles Unger
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Storyline

In 1884 lumberman Barney Glasgow leaves his true love, saloon singer Lotta Morgan, to marry Emma Louise, his boss's daughter. His buddy Swan Bostrom marries Lotta instead. Barney becomes a lumber magnate by stripping the Wisconsin forests, without re-planting. After 23 years, Barney finally visits Swan. Lotta has died, but Barney is smitten by their daughter Lotta Bostrom, who looks almost like her mother. His lavish attentions to Lotta create gossip and a rivalry between Barney and his son Richard. Written by Will Gilbert

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1936 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Roaring Timber See more »

Filming Locations:

Clearwater River, Idaho, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 15, 1942 with Walter Brennan and Edward Arnold reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

During the early montage showing the lumber process, fluorescent lights are seen on the ceiling of a workshop. While they had just become commercially available when the film was made, this scene takes place in 1884, decades before their refinement. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hill Street Blues: Come and Get It (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Aura Lea
(1861) (uncredited)
Music by George R. Poulton
Lyrics by W.W. Fosdick
In the score often as Lotta's theme
Performed by Frances Farmer and an unidentified quartet in LeMaire's bar
Reprised later by her, Edward Arnold and Walter Brennan
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Review for "Come And Get It"
27 April 2004 | by lestmoreSee all my reviews

Come And Get It is a wonderful piece of filmwork. The psychological aspects that go on in this film are way ahead of 1936 thinking. And who can ignore Frances Farmer's star turn as both mother and daughter. One cannot dismiss the obvious talent that Frances Farmer possessed. Edward Arnold is equally adept at playing Barney Glasgow. However, actor Joel Mccrea clearly lacks the acting chops to keep upwith his co-stars. Obvious in the scene with FF when she is cooking the candy. A brighter, more aware and gifted actor would have proved an asset...but nevertheless..the film holds up after the years. And proves that Hollywood's much ballyhooed "golden era" is justified!


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