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Come and Get It (1936)

Passed | | Drama | 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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Barney Glasgow
... Richard Glasgow
... Lotta Morgan / Lotta Bostrom
... Swan Bostrom
... Karie
... Emma Louise
... Evvie Glasgow
... Tony Schwerke
... Sid LeMaire
... Josie
... Mr. Hewitt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Clyde
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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23 December 1936 (France)  »

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Edna Ferber's Come and Get It  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia

Director Howard Hawks was replaced by William Wyler after Hawks was rude to producer Samuel Goldwyn. 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

Featured in The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Gwine to Rune All Night (De Camptown Races)
(1850) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Played in LeMaire's bar
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Frances Farmer at her most impressive
19 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

If you wonder why the inimitable Howard Hawks would state that Frances Farmer was the finest actress he ever worked with, simply take the time to watch "Come and Get It" and see the two totally distinct characters Frances creates in her dual performances as Lotta Morgan (mother) and Lotta Bostrom (daughter). The two women speak differently, sing differently, walk differently--they are two incredible, and individual, creations. The rest of the film unfortunately does not rise to the level of Farmer's performance(s), but it is enjoyable on its own terms in its somewhat sordid tale of a man pursuing the daughter of his long-lost true love. All of the performances are uniformly excellent, the production design is outstanding, and the second unit direction includes some thrilling logging scenes. And while Walter Brennan may have given the Academy Award winning performance from this film, it is the luminous Frances Farmer whose work here elevates her to the ranks of screen legend and who remains lodged in the memory long after the film has ended.


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