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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.


Edna Ferber (based upon the famous novel by), Jane Murfin (screen play) | 1 more credit »
Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »




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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A father-a son-both madly in love with the same woman! One fighting for the memory of his lost youth, longing for the daughter of the woman he once loved; the son, proud, arrogant-demanding his youthful right to romance! (Print Ad-Walton Advertiser, ((Walton, Ky.)) 3 June 1937) See more »


Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


Howard Hawks' own grandfather, C.W. Howard, was a paper baron in Neenah, Wisconsin, where Hawks spent some of his early childhood. Butte des Morts, the setting of the film, is described in the book as being a small town between Neenah and Menasha. Some believe that Hawks was removed from the film because Goldwyn felt he was "too close" to the subject matter. See more »


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 »


Lotta Morgan: Think that kind of money grows on trees?
Barney Glasgow: Mine did.
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Featured in The River (1938) See more »


Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played on an organ for the wedding
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Worth Getting
19 November 2006 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

A lumber entrepreneur leaves his true love and marries a woman from a well-to-do family so that he can become rich. Having achieved fame and fortune, he has another chance to pursue that lost love. Fine drama based on Ferber story is well acted by all, including Arnold as the lumber tycoon, McCrea as his son, Brennan in an Oscar-winning performance as Arnold's Swedish (!) buddy, and the radiant Farmer in the dual role of mother and daughter. Hawks had a falling out with the producer and was replaced by Wyler. With the two masters behind the camera, one can't go wrong. It starts with some pretty impressive scenes of lumber being cut and transported via the river.

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Release Date:

23 December 1936 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Roaring Timber See more »

Filming Locations:

Clearwater River, Idaho, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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